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: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Biology

Augustana University, a selective, private, liberal arts institution in Sioux Falls, SD invites applications for a continuing-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department beginning September 2018. This primarily teaching position will encompass a variety of classes that augment current departmental offerings. Candidates are required have a Ph.D. in a biologically-related field by the start of the position.

Teaching Expectations: Courses will be assigned based on departmental needs from semester to semester, but will generally include introductory biology courses for majors, introductory biology courses for non-majors, and courses in human anatomy and physiology. The candidate’s expertise and interests can also shape class loads. While experience in any and all of these areas is a plus, a demonstrated dedication to undergraduate education, a willingness to be flexible, and a commitment to innovative and excellent teaching are the primary expectations for this position. Student academic advising is also an expectation as a part of the position. Summer teaching opportunities outside of the base teaching load (typically two lectures and four labs each semester and one lecture over the January term) are also available. 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 November 22, 2017 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, and commitment to diversity (how you worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous position and how you plan to continue to do so at Augustana); 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.


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, 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).

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Joel Johnson, joel.johnson@augie.edu, 605-274-5319.


Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of English
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: English and Journalism

Augustana University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of English and Journalism beginning in August 2018.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The preferred applicant should expect to teach courses in the FYS (First-Year Seminar) program, as well as literature components of the SOPHIA (general education) program, and the Civitas Honors Program. Additionally, the ideal applicant will have a background in multicultural literature and advanced composition. Knowledge of pedagogical approaches to young-adult literature is also desirable.

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 expected; capacity to engage in research and service; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a commitment to serving the campus and broader professional community.

Salary: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent fringe benefits are included.

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 letters of recommendation to humanresources@augie.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Janet Blank-Libra, janet.blank-libra@augie.edu, 605-274-5436.


Job Title: Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Chemistry

Augustana University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2018.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching general and analytical chemistry to majors and non-majors, developing a research program with undergraduates, and service to the Augustana community. There is also potential for contributing to the teaching of First Year Seminar (FYS) for the shared core curriculum. For more information about the department please see the Chemistry Department web page: http://www.augie.edu/chemistry

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Post-doctoral and prior teaching experience a plus, evidence of effective college/university teaching; an active scholarly agenda; capacity to engage in research and serve; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and commitment to serving the campus and broader professional community.

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent fringe benefits are included.

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, an employment application and three letters of recommendation to humanresources@augie.edu. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Barrett Eichler, barrett.eichler@augie.edu, 605.274.4814.


Job Title: Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Communication Studies

The Communication Studies Department of Augustana University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor of Media Studies, with emphasis in social media, beginning in the fall of 2018.

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure track appointment, with summer teaching possible. The primary emphasis is for this faculty member to provide theoretical sequencing and depth in the field of social/digital media. The candidate will be integral in maintaining and enhancing our new Media Studies (emphasis in social/digital media) program (begun in Spring 2016) that is centered in the Communication Studies department. The candidate will teach a balance of courses in traditional mass communication areas such as media and society and mass media effects, courses in social media and courses in areas of expertise.

The successful candidate will focus on how social media/digital technologies are affecting the collection, production, and dissemination of information and how these emerging technologies are affecting society. Augustana is looking for someone who integrates theoretical scholarship and practical application in social/digital media communication strategies. The candidate should be able to teach courses in our Communication Studies curriculum and in Augustana’s General Education program.

Required Qualifications: PhD in communication, mass communication or related field; ABD considered; evidence of effective university teaching; evidence of potential in the area of scholarship.

Application Procedure: Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, copies of transcripts, curriculum vitae, a completed Augustana University employment application and three letters of reference to: humanresources@augie.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Professor Michael Nitz, chair of Communication Studies Department, michael.nitz@augie.edu, 605.274.5474.


Job Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Music

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking a candidate for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras in the Music Department beginning Fall 2018.

The Augustana Orchestra is recognized as a leading collegiate concert organization in the Midwest. It performs in premier concert halls and has appeared before state music educators' conferences with future goals including domestic and international touring.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will direct the Augustana Orchestras and be responsible for recruitment and retention of top quality string, wind, brass, and percussion students working in conjunction with the instrumental faculty. This dynamic candidate will also establish and maintain working relationships with state and regional instrumental teachers and high school orchestra directors. Additional responsibilities including applied instruction, academic courses (including our First-Year Seminar and SOPHIA-core curriculum) will be dependent upon the qualifications and expertise of the applicant and the needs of the department and University. The successful candidate should establish and maintain a regional and national profile within the profession and actively pursue a scholarly/creative agenda as it relates to the mission of a liberal arts University.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a doctorate (or terminal degree) in conducting (ABD considered) and have demonstrated success in teaching and leading significant orchestra/string ensembles at the collegiate level and or public school experience as director of an established high school orchestra program. Additional consideration given to candidates with a strong secondary teaching area, including potential for teaching in the First-Year Seminar and SOPHIA-core curriculum.

Salary: Salary is competitive; dependent upon qualifications.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin October 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Send electronically a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, copies of transcripts, a curriculum vita, a completed Augustana University employment application and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references. Video recordings of a live performance and a rehearsal will be requested only of those candidates being specifically considered for on-campus interviews, and thus should not be submitted with initial application material. Send all materials to:  humanresources@augie.edu. All applications will be acknowledged by email. Official web site: www.augie.edu.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr.  John Pennington, Chair of the Music Department, john.pennington@augie.edu, 605.274.4607.


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 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.  Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.