Laboratory supervisor for physics and astronomy in Muncie, Indiana for Ball State University


Posted on: 5/26/23

Location: Muncie, Indiana


Astronomy and Space Science

Physics: Materials



Working function:


Preferred education:

4 year degree

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Laboratory head for physics and astronomy

Ball State University

The Ball State University Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a Physics and Astronomy Laboratory Director.

At Ball State University, inclusivity and freedom of expression are part of our enduring values ​​and inform all of our endeavors. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and how you can contribute to these efforts.

Positional Function: Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the physics and astronomy storeroom and labs each semester through direct supervision and interaction, and by providing critical technical support to faculty members while maintaining safety standards. Instruct the labs according to the department manager’s instructions. Supervision of university assistants and teaching assistants in the department of physics and astronomy. If necessary, support student research.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in physics or a closely related field. One year of relevant experience with significant laboratory experience. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. This position also requires the ability to stand and walk for several hours a day. Must be available for occasional night and weekend work.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree plus three years of relevant experience with extensive laboratory experience.

Search candidates must have a current license to be employed in the United States without employer sponsorship.

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Include the following documents with your application: Resume and cover letter addressed to: Brenda McCreery. Please submit a comprehensive Statement of Excellence in the Applicant Documents section of this application describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research and/or service. If possible, please include examples of your contributions. Word limit 500.

It is possible to upload transcripts. At the time of hiring, original official certificates are required showing the highest relevant qualification obtained (even if these were obtained at the BSU). A final examination will be carried out.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until June 14, 2023.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of the eight academic colleges offering 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 masters, doctoral, certificate and specialist degrees, many of which are among the best in the country. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centric and community-focused public research universities of the 21st century, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Benefit Pledge – a commitment to academic and academic excellence, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and the appreciation of the inner worth of every member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and employees are empowered in a culture that believes in them and requires them to believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We educate scientists who change the world, and we have dedicated our university to the same goal.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits, including a generous paid vacation package and paid parental leave. For more information on the benefits, see:

Ball State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong and active commitment to diversity in its community. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are urged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, about 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. With more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s highest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to study at seven academic schools offering 190 undergraduate programs, 130 undergraduate programs, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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