Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-line 12-month faculty position to serve as Director of the Institute. The mission of the Fisher Institute is to teach, promote, investigate, and evaluate well-being throughout the life span. For more information about the Institute, please go to www.bsu.edu/wellness
The Fisher Institute, housed in the College of Applied Sciences and Technology, is seeking a dynamic leader who will coordinate collaborative, applied research that meaningfully contributes to the overall mission of the university. In addition to its academic programs and research agenda, the Institute organizes activities for older adults (bsu.edu/wellness/ccva) and through Living Well Resources (bsu.idwellness.org ) coordinates community-campus partnerships supporting both workplace and general community wellness.
The specific role of the Director is to support an interdisciplinary research and applied practice team as they work to enhance well-being across the lifespan. The successful applicant will teach in the Wellness Management and/or Applied Gerontology program areas, obtain extramural funding to support research, and disseminate scholarly findings through refereed journals and conferences, and community-based formats.
Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate from an institution of higher education in a wellness and/or gerontology-related field; at least five years of successful university experience, including teaching, supervising, and administration or equivalent experience in a wellness and/or gerontological setting; extensive knowledge of the theory and practice of wellness and gerontology; demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and coordinate an interdisciplinary academic department; demonstrated scholarly activity in wellness and gerontology; record of activity and participation in professional organizations and programs related to wellness and/or gerontology at regional or national levels; record of success in external funding; effective verbal and written communication skills; firm commitment to academic excellence. Preferred qualifications: over five years of successful university experience, including teaching, supervising, administration, and partnership development, or equivalent experience in a wellness and/or gerontological setting; experience with immersion learning and interdisciplinary program development; experience with federal funding agencies; knowledge of and scholarly activity in both wellness and gerontology practice.
Send cover letter, resume/vita, copy of transcript of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Jack Wescott, Associate Dean, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.