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Application Information

Depending on the position you are applying for, please follow these instructions:

Residence Hall Director Candidate: We anticipate openings for Residence Hall Director positions, however at this time we are not accepting candidate materials. Please check back at this site for further information.

Graduate Assistantship Positions (Assistant Residence Hall Director, Graduate Assistant Coordinator of Living-Learning Programs, and/or Resident Manager): For consideration for a graduate assistantship in Housing and Residence Life, you must submit:

  • Letter of interest (cover letter) indicating:
  • Which graduate position you are applying for (You may apply for more than one).
  • Which academic graduate program you are applying for and if you have been accepted yet.  Please note you do not have to be in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) graduate program to be considered.
  • If you are attending the Oshkosh Placement Exchange (OPE) or hoping to receive an invitation to the SAAHE Visit-Interview Day.  If you are attending  OPE please do not apply for the SAAHE Visit-Interview Day.
  • Your current overall grade point average.
  • Resume
  • The names and contact information of three professional references
  • Your most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this time)

These materials can be sent electronically to the contact information below. Once these materials have been received your candidate file for a Housing Assistantship will be considered complete.  Please know you must submit all requested materials to your preferred graduate program of study before an on-campus offer can be extended.

Cathy Bickel, Ed.D.
Associate Director
Housing and Residence Life
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306
(765) 285-1863 phone
(765) 285-8004 fax

Applications for all positions will be reviewed in January and will continue until all positions are filled. Interviews for residence hall director positions will only be conducted at the NASPA Placement Exchange, in San Antonio, Texas, March 8-12, 2017. Interviews for graduate assistantships - assistant residence hall director, resident manager and/or graduate assistant coordinator of living-learning programs positions - will be conducted at the OPE Placement Exchange and the Ball State Student Affairs and Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) Visit and Interview Day.  

If you are a candidate for the assistant residence hall director, resident manager or graduate assistant coordinator of living-learning programs positions, you must also apply for admission to the Ball State University Graduate School AND your particular program of study, i.e., student affairs administration in education.  If you are attending the Oshkosh Placement Exchange you do not need to apply for an invitation to the Ball State Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Visit and Interview Day.


Housing and Residence Life
LaFollette Complex (LA), room N-10
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8000
Fax: 765-285-3743
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