South Dakota State University Psychology Department is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Instructor. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us in August 2019. This is a renewable 9-month, full-time, benefit eligible position, with the possibility of summer teaching. This position is supervised by Dr. Rebecca Martin, Interim Department Head of Psychology. We are seeking an outstanding teacher with established scholarly or professional activity that will complement our dedicated and collaborative faculty. Continuing appointment will be based on performance and funding.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Primary responsibilities include teaching four undergraduate courses per semester that will include various combinations of: General Psychology, The Field of Psychology (1 credit course), Psychology of Aging, Psychological Therapies, Biopsychology, Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and/or Cross-Cultural Psychology. The successful applicant will be expected to teach with a variety of effective pedagogical and technological teaching methods. Limited departmental service is also expected.
The department also offers a major in Psychology at the University Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Therefore, the applicant must be able to commute the 50 miles between the two campuses to teach one course at UCSF at least once per academic year. Courses at UCSF meet once a week.
- Master’s Degree or PhD, PsyD in Psychology or a closely related field completed by first day of employment
- Experience and interest in teaching undergraduate students
- Effective verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
- Effective written communication skills
- Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one by first day of employment
- Prior teaching experience with online courses
- Ability to teach the following courses: General Psychology, Psychology of Aging, Psychological Therapies, Biopsychology, Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and/or Cross-Cultural Psychology
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard SDSU benefit package.
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2018 enrollment of 12,107 students. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.
From its roots as a land grant university established in Brookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I Athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participates in the Summit League for most other sports.
With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings. Brookings, a community of approximately 23,000, is located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, just one hour north of the state’s largest city – Sioux Falls. Brookings is a safe, family-friendly, vibrant, thriving community with many amenities you would find in a much larger city but with a small-town feel. Residents enjoy the tree-lined streets, leisurely pace of living, a short commute time and a variety of career opportunities in a growing job market. Division I South Dakota State University creates a youthful and energetic atmosphere and provides residents with a multitude of athletic, cultural, educational and recreational activities.
The top-ranked Brookings School District offers small classroom sizes and highly qualified, experienced teachers. The city boasts an abundance of attractions and activities such as the Children’s Museum of S.D., Dakota Nature Park, S.D. Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, S.D. Ag Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center of S.D., Downtown at Sundown, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Brookings is consistently ranked as a top place to live. Recent accolades include: #1 Best Place to Live in S.D., #25 Best City for Entrepreneurs, #2 Best School District in S.D., Top 10 Best Small Towns in America, Safest College Town in America, and the Top 25 Safest Cities in America. Learn more about Brookings by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8OnH5eIgQ&feature=youtu.be
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 1, 2019.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
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.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco-free environment.
For questions on the position, contact Dr. Pirita See at 605-688-6685 or Pirita.firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Dakota StateUniversity is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.