Overview

This is a 9-month, 100% Academic Programs, term appointment with opportunity for continued renewal contingent upon enrollment. Additional instructional opportunities may be available during the summer term. Compensation will be at the Instructor level only. This position is not eligible for tenure or promotion to Assistant Professor. Starting date is August 2017.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach BIOL-221 Human Anatomy, BIOL-221L Laboratory, BIOL-325 Human Physiology, and BIOL-325L Laboratory (http://catalog.sdstate.edu). Lectures will be capped at 48 and laboratory sections hold 24 students each.

Resources: BIOL-221L at the University Center is equipped with a good selection of anatomical models. The BIOL-221L experience at SDSU-Brookings includes both models and cadavers, which are available to the Incumbent as scheduling permits. BIOL-325L is run primarily as an experiment-based lab with few online components.  Laboratories at the University Center are outfitted as ‘smart’ classrooms.

Qualifications: Earned MS degree in Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, or a closely related area is required by start date. Incumbent must display a strong interest and ability in teaching the lecture and laboratory portions of each course. The successful candidate must also possess effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both courses, the use of technology in the classroom, and undergraduate mentoring.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications.

Department Description: The SDSU Biology and Microbiology Department has 36 faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, 60 graduate students, and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. South Dakota State University is a Land Grant university with an enrollment of about 12,600 students with teaching locations on the main campus in Brookings and at the University Center in Sioux Falls. This position is located at the University Center, a newly constructed educational facility located in Sioux Falls, SD, the largest city in South Dakota with a growing population of over 250,000. South Dakota State University works collaboratively with three other State universities to offer courses and degree programs at the University Center where approximately 2,000 students are enrolled each year.

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled. Full consideration given to applications received by April 21, 2017.

Application Process: To apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the instructions for the online application process. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, including a description of teaching philosophy and qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; transcripts; and contact information for three references through the online application process posted on https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Email or paper applications will not be accepted. For questions on this process, contact Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. Qualified candidates will be interviewed by phone per forma.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Scott Pedersen at (605) 688-5529 or Scott.Pedersen@SDSTATE.edu.