Faculty Positions

The faculty are those who have been granted status as faculty members by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the President. The faculty shall consist of teachers with the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, or Instructor, and any other designated by the President.


Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, the University is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.

With nearly 1,900 students from 38 states and 34 countries around the globe, Augustana has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the nation for our efforts to advance social mobility, research and service by Washington Monthly. We are pleased to be featured among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes and to be named a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and a "Best Buy" by U.S. News & World Report.

We are proud to say that the average ACT of our entering class is 25, one of the highest averages of any college or university in the region. Nearly 90 percent of our students come from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Eleven percent are alumni legacies.

In September 2015 — 155 years after our founding — Augustana College became Augustana University, an illustration of our growing number of programs and centers for undergraduate and graduate students and in recognition of the physical growth happening on campus.


Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With a metro population of nearly 260,000, Sioux Falls is a growing, vibrant, and diverse city that is home to major health care centers, Fortune 500 business, national retailers, spirited entrepreneurs, and dynamic options for arts and entertainment. Sioux Falls has been named the "Best Small City for Business and Careers" by Forbes and ranked one of the "Best Places to Live by CNN.


The University welcomes applications for the following Faculty positions:

Assistant Professor of Government and International Affairs

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Government and International Affairs

Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs, to begin in Fall 2018.

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.  Courses to be taught will depend upon departmental needs and the candidate’s training and interests, but shall include offerings in U.S. constitutional law.  In addition, the individual will serve as the university’s pre-law advisor.    

The typical load for members of the department is three courses per semester, plus a course in two out of every three January terms.  The pre-law advisor is exempted from one of these courses annually.

Qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. required.  Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected.  Ability to contribute courses to Augustana’s Civitas honors program and/or First Year Seminar program is a plus.

Application Procedure:  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, a writing sample, an employment application and three recommendation letters to humanresources@augie.edu.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco (Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2017).

Address for sending applications:

Dean of the University
Augustana University

Email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

Dean of the University
Augustana University

Box 763
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.  Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment.