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.

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD is a selective, residential college with approximately 1800 students, including a rapidly growing number of international students. Our location provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls is a dynamic, growing city (metro area of 230,000), and a major medical, retail, and financial center. Augustana, as a member of the ELCA consortium of colleges and universities, upholds the Lutheran tradition of excellence in education, and welcomes students and faculty of all faiths.

The College welcomes applications for the following Faculty positions:


Title: Founding Director of a New Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Position Type:  Full Time

Augustana College and Sanford Imagenetics
Position Begins Summer-Fall 2014

Augustana College seeks applications and nominations for the Founding Director of our new Genetic Counseling Masters Program, created in partnership with Sanford Health, in Sioux Falls, SD. 

The Director will lead curriculum development, secure accreditation and administer this new program. Initially this position will be focused primarily on starting the new academic program, but the long-term goal is for the Director to have clinical/teaching responsibilities at Sanford Health as well.  Successful applicants will have experience in programmatic leadership of a Genetic Counseling Program. 

Augustana College is known for academic excellence based in the liberal arts and sciences.  The College has a strong reputation for preparing students for careers in healthcare through high quality pre-professional and professional degree programs.  The College is committed to investing in strategic graduate programs that build on our strengths.  Augustana is partnering with Sanford Health to create this new Genetic Counseling Program as part of the Sanford Imagenetics initiative to fully integrate genetics and genomic medicine into primary care for adults.

Qualifications: M.S. degree in Genetics or Genetic Counseling, American Board of Genetic Counseling (or ABMG) certification, and relevant experience.

Application Procedure: Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Send an application letter describing your interest in this position; curriculum vitae; philosophy of teaching; statement of clinical interests and research goals; and the names, email and mail addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference. References will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Submit application materials electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.

For questions please contact:  Michael Wanous, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Education, Augustana College, at Mike.Wanous@augie.edu or 605.274.4712; or Eugene Hoyme, MD, Chief Academic Officer, Sanford Health, at Gene.Hoyme@sanfordhealth.org or 605.312.6094. 

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD is a selective, residential college with approximately 1,800 students, including a growing number of graduate students. Our location provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls is a dynamic, growing city (metro area of 230,000), and a major medical, financial, and retail center. Augustana, as a member of the ELCA consortium of colleges and universities, upholds the Lutheran tradition of excellence in education, and welcomes students and faculty of all faiths.

Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas, is now the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states and two international sites. With more than 28,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with nearly a billion dollars in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford. These gifts are making possible the implementation of initiatives in genomic medicine, global children's clinics and multiple research centers (including genomic and molecular medicine, children’s health, type 1 diabetes mellitus and breast cancer, among others).


Title: Assistant Professor - Philosophy
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Religion/Philosophy/Classics

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. The Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position in Philosophy beginning in the fall of 2014. AOS and AOC open, but candidate should be prepared to teach several sections of Critical Thinking and of Philosophy of Religion. Teaching load is 3-1-3 with a one-course January term.

Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of hire.  The department values exposing our students to a broad range of philosophic practices and traditions. Augustana is a small, competitive liberal arts college associated with the Lutheran church (ELCA). We are committed to hiring excellent teachers; we encourage an education that connects the disciplines; and we are committed to fostering lives of service.

Salary is competitive; dependent upon qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits.

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, sample syllabi for the two courses named above, and three letters of recommendation electronically to humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Assistant Professor of Art - Digital Photography/Media and Art Education
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Center for Visual Arts

The Augustana College Art Department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall 2014. Primary responsibilities include teaching digital photography, art education courses, and other courses within the specialization of the successful applicant. Normal teaching load is a nine-month contract: three courses per semester and one course in the January interim (3-1-3). Applicants are invited to apply with a broad range of photographic practices and experiences. Expertise in digital photography, digital media or new media practices is preferred. The ideal candidate will hold a MFA degree or equivalent, demonstrate excellence in studio work and a distinguished exhibition record or equivalent, and have certification and teaching experience in Pre-K–12. ABD or Doctorate in Art Education is desirable.

The mission of the Art Department is focused on our undergraduate students. We teach a solid foundation of design and drawing, and ask our students to interact with the faculty, each other, and our community with tolerance, acceptance, imagination and rigor. We highly respect one another’s differences and encourage our students to expand in their search for meaning. The successful candidate will develop a digital-based photography curriculum and teach our Art Education courses. We are interested in an expansive notion of image-making in community, that engages contemporary theory and approaches to photography, digital and new media, and yet will also value an understanding of stewardship, of developing traditional sensibilities of plasticity and media, and take seriously the responsibility of passing down a tradition larger than ourselves. It is critical that you are excited about art education, have experience in the classroom and can bring a vibrant studio practice, varied life experiences, and a significant exhibition record to your teaching. Augustana is a liberal arts setting, and we encourage conversations and teaching across the disciplines. Courses will be offered as electives to students outside the art major. Faculty have the opportunity of co-teaching innovative topics courses in the Senior Capstone and Civitas Honors programs and developing travel courses. Additional responsibilities will include student advising and other duties as assigned.

Our department offers a BA major in Art; BA major in Art Education (NCATE accredited), a pre-professional BA in Art, studio emphasis, and a BA minor in Art. Our program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association. Our permanent collection of over 3500 objects is one of the most important collections of modern European and American works on paper in the Midwest, including 167 polaroids and gelatin silver prints by Andy Warhol, and works of Chagall, Sam Francis, Winslow Homer, Kathe Kollwitz, Picasso, Whistler, Matisse and Rouault. Recent visiting artists and critics to our program include: James Elkins, Alice Leora Briggs, Michael Goro, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, Daniel Siedell, and cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Chris Browne.

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will begin March 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an artist statement. Please also submit 20 images of your artwork and 20 of student work if applicable. Include a detailed image list with titles, medium, dates, and dimensions in your application. Submit your application package electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu Image portfolios should be uploaded through your Dropbox account and share a link with humanresources@augie.edu The first 20 images should be your own work, the next 10–20 of student work if applicable.


Title: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)

Augustana College seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position for Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Department. This is a growing department serving more than 200 majors in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Fitness Management, Physical Education and Sport Management. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with educational partners, health care agencies, and research centers in the Sioux Falls area. 

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess an earned doctorate in the field of exercise science or a related field by August 2014. A commitment to quality teaching and scholarship and active participation in allied professional organizations is necessary. College-level teaching experience and the ability to involve undergraduate students in research are required. Applicants should have primary expertise in biomechanics. Additional expertise in exercise science, fitness and sport management is desired. ATC credentials a plus.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be teaching undergraduate courses in biomechanics along with other courses to support majors in Exercise Sciences and  Fitness Management. Possible additional courses include, but are not limited to: Motor Development, Nutrition and Exercise, Personal and Community Health, Organization and Administration, or Fitness Administration. The candidate will also be expected to advise students, coordinate practicum experiences, promote undergraduate student research, and provide service to the college and the community.

Salary: Competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Start-up package for research negotiable.

Review of complete applications will begin February 15, and remain open until filled. Please submit a complete application, including a letter of application with educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a list of three references (include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.

For additional information or inquires, contact: Dr. Sherry Barkley, Chair, HPER Department, sherry.barkley@augie.edu, 605-274-4312


Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Chemistry (3 openings)
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Chemistry

Augustana College seeks to fill the following positions at a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor:

  1. 9-month full-time, two-year visiting position. Primary responsibilities include teaching general and analytical chemistry to majors and non-majors. There is a possibility of a more permanent position beginning Fall of 2015. Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry is highly suggested.
  2. 9-month full-time, one-year visiting position. Primary responsibilities include teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry to majors and non-majors. There is a possibility of a more permanent position beginning Fall of 2015. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry is highly suggested.
  3. 9-month full-time, one-year visiting position. Primary responsibilities include teaching general and physical chemistry to majors and non-majors. A tenure-track search is planned for this physical chemistry position beginning in the Fall of 2015. Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry is highly suggested.

Additional Qualifications: Post-doctoral and prior teaching experience would be considered a plus.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications.

For more information about the department please see the Chemistry Department web page: http://www.augie.edu/academics/chemistry

Chemistry Chair e-mail: barrett.eichler@augie.edu

Application Procedure: The closing date is March 28, 2014 or until the position is filled.  Candidates should send a letter of application, including vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and transcripts electronically to humanresources@augie.edu.  Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Augustana College Vision: To be a premier, church-related college in America.

Chemistry Department Vision: To be a premier Chemistry Department in a premier, church-related college in America.

  1. Teach students how to do science by developing a “research-culture” in the Department that merges a vigorous student-faculty research program with the courses offered by the department and illustrates the team approach to problem solving which is ubiquitous in modern science.
  2. Provide the comprehensive and rigorous program needed by those who plan a career in chemistry, the thorough chemistry background needed by those preparing for other science career paths, and a fundamental understanding of chemistry as science and technology in a liberal arts context.

The Chemistry Department is an ACS Approved department with five tenure track faculty members. The department graduates 8-10 majors each year with 5-8 being ACS-approved degrees, including the ACS-approved chemistry degree with an emphasis in Biochemistry. About 50% of graduates go to graduate school in Chemistry and another 25-30% go into other post-graduate programs like medical school, dental school, graduate school in other areas, etc.

Augustana College, a college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is a selective, residential, undergraduate institution of approximately 1760 full-time students recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative faculty. The Gilbert Science Facility will undergo a $35 million remodel and expansion, starting in summer 2014.  Teaching labs, research labs, classrooms and student spaces will increase in size and quantity and will enhance the student-centered learning environment at Augustana and the hands-on learning experience opportunity valued by students in the sciences.

Sioux Falls, SD (metro area of 238,000) is a growing, diverse community with an active and progressive art scene which includes the recently renovated $32 million Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society and the Visual Art Center. The city, a major medical, retail, and financial center, provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment.


Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Nursing

The Augustana College Nursing Department invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2014. A doctoral degree is required and the PhD in nursing is preferred. If the doctoral degree is in a related field, the applicant must have a graduate degree in a nursing clinical specialty. Nurse Practitioner credentialing is desirable, but not required.  An interest in genetics, gerontology, informatics or translational research is a plus.

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and will help shape a new graduate program. Teaching assignment includes classroom and clinical instruction. Every third interim provides opportunity for scholarly pursuits. Courses to be taught are dependent on specialization and interests of the successful applicant.

Augustana’s progressive undergraduate nursing program is recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative, and engaging faculty. The Department of Nursing is in the process of developing an accelerated curriculum for prospective students with a BA/BS degree in a non-nursing area. Graduate education is also in the planning process. Opportunities exist for international study and exchange opportunities for students and faculty in Norway and Ecuador. Additional study and exchange offerings are being explored. Exceptional opportunity for collaboration and partnership exist with leading health care organizations in the region. The Nursing Department celebrates 75 years of excellence in nursing education. Augustana’s graduates have consistently high pass rates on the NCLEX exam. 

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree (by September 2014) and evidence of teaching at the undergraduate level. Must be eligible for South Dakota registered nurse licensure. 

Application Procedure: Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Send application letter indicating why you are interested in this position, curriculum vitae, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference, a philosophy of teaching, and brief statements of clinical interests and research goals. Unofficial transcripts and reprints are welcome. Submit your application package electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact Department Chair: janet.philipp@augie.edu with questions.


Title: Visiting Professor of Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Psychology

The Augustana College Psychology Department invites applications for a one year, Visiting Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology beginning Fall 2014. There is a possibility of a more permanent position beginning in the Fall of 2015.

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, mentoring undergraduates interested in human service careers, and involving students in research and/or gaining pre-professional clinical experience. Teaching load of 3 classes in Fall and Spring and 1 course in January term includes Counseling & Psychotherapy, along with General Psychology and courses within area of specialization.

Qualifications: earned doctoral degree preferred (by September 2014), evidence of teaching excellence, and current research program that can engage undergraduates.

Application Procedure: Interviews will begin February 15 and continue until position is filled. Send application letter indicating why you are interested in this position, curriculum vitae, reference information, course syllabi and evaluations, and brief statements of clinical interests and research goals. Unofficial transcripts and reprints are welcome. Have three letters of reference and your application package electronically sent to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact department chair: olivia.lima@augie.edu with questions.


Address for sending applications:

Dean of the College
Augustana College

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

~OR~
Dean of the College
Augustana College

Box 763
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and may be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.