Administrative Positions

Employees whose work activities are substantially involved in the administration of the University, other than teaching, shall be designated as administrators by the President of the University.


Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With 53 majors, 41 minors and 15 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 more than 1,800 students from 30 states and 38 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 26, 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 250,000, 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 Adminstrative positions:

Title: Access Services Librarian
Position TypeFull-Time
Department: Mikkelsen Library

Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD seeks an Access Services Librarian with a passion for working with students and faculty, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all users are welcomed to the Mikkelsen Library and their information needs addressed. 


·       12-month Administrator with faculty status

·       Reports to the Director of the Library 

·       Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package

Major Areas of Responsibility

·       Coordinates all aspects of Access Services including circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, ILL, and copyright compliance

·       Participates in reference service as part of a daily, evening, and weekend rotation

·       Creates and teaches library instruction in collaboration with colleagues both in/out of the library

·       Provides support to International studies programs and diversity offices

·       Supervises the Circulation/Student Coordinator Library Assistant, the ILL/Evening Supervisor Library Assistant, and the student worker program

·       Actively pursues opportunities for professional growth and development

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution; Previous employment in a library with teaching and reference experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with instructional technology; Knowledge of current public service trends in academic libraries and/or models of scholarly publishing

Application Procedure: Send a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references electronically to and complete the online Augustana University application.  Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

Email submissions are preferred.

Human Resources
Augustana University

2001 S Summit Avenue
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.