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.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

The University welcomes applications for the following Faculty positions:


Job Title: Instructor
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Genetic Counseling

Augustana University invites applications for a part-time Instructor in the Genetic Counseling Department.

Work Schedule: The individual will teach 4 credits per year over a 12-month period. The work schedule may vary, based on student needs and availability, but, at a minimum, the individual must be available:

  • Tuesdays 2:00 PM-4:00 PM CT during the Fall and Spring semesters for guest lectures. It may be possible to provide a workshop versus several guest lectures.
  • At other times Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, throughout the year to meet with students one-on-one. Students are located in both Central and Pacific Time Zones, with the earliest meeting time available for San Diego students at 10:00 AM CT.
  • Approximately 4-5 hours each week, but workload may not be spread equally throughout each semester.

General Description/Purpose: The Statistics Content Expert will support Master of Science in Genetic Counseling students by: (1) guest lecturing/providing a workshop(s) each Fall and Spring, and (2) throughout all semesters, serving as a mentor for students throughout their research by providing one-on-one guidance and support through the data analysis process as well as serving on student research committees and/or assisting in finding appropriate individuals to serve on research committees.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate will hold a PhD or a master’s degree, with a significant statistical background, including quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, and mentoring/teaching experience.

Application Procedure: Please submit a completed Augustana University employment application, letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, any evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to humanresources@augie.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Quinn Stein, Associate Professor/Program Director, Genetic Counseling, quinn.stein@augie.edu, 605.274.4729.


Job Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Sociology

Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, to begin Fall 2019.

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts education coupled with teaching ability in research methods and families.  While other areas of teaching and research are open, we are especially interested in candidates whose areas would support our departmental emphasis in “Family and Community Studies,” a track within our major serving students interested in human service careers.  Special interest in aging is welcomed, and candidates whose previous work demonstrates the integration of these areas will be given priority.  Teaching load will include one course per year in the University’s First Year Seminar program – a freshman course that connects creative expressions of the instructor’s areas of expertise with University curriculum that promotes writing, communication, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning. Opportunities also exist for partnerships with the Augustana Research Institute, a University initiative to support research in the local community. 

The typical teaching load is 3-1-3 with a research leave every third January. January terms may include catalog courses or specialized courses in the faculty member’s areas of scholarship or study abroad.

Qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. in sociology required. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected.

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, statement of commitment to diversity, a completed Augustana University employment application and three recommendation letters to humanresources@augie.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018.  Department representatives will be present at the American Sociological Association Job Fair, August 11-14, 2018.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Bill Swart, Chair and Professor of Sociology, william.swart@augie.edu, 605.274.5329.


Job Title: Instructor and Technical Director of the Theatre Department
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Theatre

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD invites applications for the position of a continuing term Instructor and Technical Director of the theatre program.  This is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position with some teaching responsibilities.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the design and implementation or mentorship of students in the design and implementation of four productions in the areas of scenic, lighting and sound; oversee the technical areas during regularly scheduled shop hours; the organization, training and supervision of student assistants and stage managers; the teaching of one and a third courses per semester; assistance in selected departmental and campus AV needs; and assisting in the coordination of facility use. The Technical Director of Theatre reports to the chair of the theatre department. Teaching load includes Stagecraft, Backstage Practicum, and a course within the candidate’s field of expertise.

Qualifications: MA or MFA in technical theatre or design is required. Previous teaching experience and experience in technical direction and design are highly desirable.  This position requires strong leadership, a collaborative attitude, and organizational skills. A desire to mentor students is needed as this position works with undergraduate students in a liberal arts B.A. program. Organizational and communication skills, and the ability to form and supervise teams of students required.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a completed Augustana University employment application, copies of graduate transcripts, any evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, artistic portfolio of work and three recommendation letters electronically to humanresources@augie.edu . Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dan Workman, Chair and Assistant Professor of the Theatre Department, daniel.workman@augie.edu


Job Title: Graduate Assistant for Women's Swimming and Diving
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Athletics

Augustana University, an NCAA Division II private liberal arts institution that competes in the Northern Sun Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for women’s swimming and diving. The individual will assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the program. This person will be the lead coach for diving and perform other duties assigned by head coach. A Bachelor’s Degree is required and previous experience as a swimming athlete or coach is preferred. Compensation will be a stipend and tuition waiver. This position will begin Fall 2018.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Lindsie Micko at lindsie.micko@augie.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Job Title: 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 beginning in Fall 2019.

Responsibilities: This is an international relations and comparative politics position.  The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.  Courses to be taught depend primarily on departmental needs in both areas of international and comparative, with some flexibility for the candidate’s training and interests. 

The typical load for members of the department is three courses per semester plus a course in two out of every three January terms.

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

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a completed Augustana University employment application, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement of commitment to diversity, a writing sample and three recommendation letters electronically to humanresources@augie.edu . Review of applications begins on September 14, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston (August 30-September 2, 2018).

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Joel Johnson, Professor of Government and International Affairs, joel.johnson@augie.edu, 605.274.5319.


Job Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Biology

Augustana University invites applications for a continuing-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department beginning September 2019. This is a half-teaching/half-lab coordinator position. Candidates are required have a Master’s degree in a biology, preferably in microbiology or a related field. Alternatively, licensed Medical Lab Scientists are also eligible to apply.  A Ph.D. is preferred, but not required.

Teaching Expectations: Courses will be assigned based on departmental needs from semester to semester, but will generally include laboratory sections in microbiology, cell biology, genetics, and/or introductory biology. Responsibilities will include coordinating courses with multiple lab sections taught by other faculty.  Student academic advising is also an expectation. Ultimately, we seek someone with a demonstrated dedication to undergraduate education, a willingness to be flexible, and a commitment to innovative and excellent teaching. Summer teaching opportunities are also available if desired. Research is not an expectation for the position.

Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled. 

Application Procedure: Please send a letter of application; a statement of teaching philosophy, scientific expertise and experience, statement of commitment to diversity, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts; a curriculum vita; a completed Augustana University employment application; and three letters of reference electronically to humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Mark Larson, mark.larson@augie.edu, Associate Professor and Chair, Biology Department, 605.274.4700.


Address for sending applications:

Dean of the University
Augustana University

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

~OR~
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/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. 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. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.