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

Augustana College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Anthropology beginning in September 2015.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology; evidence of effective college/university teaching; an active scholarly agenda; and a commitment to serving the campus and broader professional community.

Anthropology at Augustana College has a strong emphasis in the areas of cultural anthropology and archeology with a particular focus on the Northern Plains. The program also includes classes in Museum Studies. The anthropology program is enhanced by a close association with the Augustana College Archeology Laboratory and ongoing research activities at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village site in Mitchell, South Dakota.

The successful applicant will teach a range of classes such as: Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Archeology; Introduction to Archeological Field Methods; and Introduction to Biological & Forensic Anthropology. Additional classes will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise. It is also expected that the applicant will assist in co-directing a summer archeological field school at the Mitchell site. Applicants should have an interest in four-field American anthropology. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching and excellent research, including publication in peer-reviewed outlets relevant to anthropology; careful advising of students; and participation in service to the broader academic community.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, copies of graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.  Web site: www.augie.edu. Dr. L. Adrien Hannus is the Search Committee Chair (adrien.hannus@augie.edu).


Title: Department Chair, Education
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Education

The Department of Education at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, invites applications for the position of department chair. Starting date August 2015. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The fourteen member department offers an NCATE accredited teacher education program with majors in secondary and elementary education, special education and non–certification programs in sign language interpreting and communication disorders as well as a dynamic and growing masters degree program (http://www.augie.edu/graduate-education). The educational context in the Sioux Falls region is particularly rich and there are great opportunities for creative leadership and growth in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana College. This is a full-time, 11 month tenure track position at the Associate Professor level.

Responsibilities: The person in this role will provide leadership to a well-established and high quality department that offers programs in multiple areas, both undergraduate and graduate. Responsibilities will include providing leadership and vision for a creative and robust future, building on strong relationships with community partners and alumni, providing support to department faculty and students, providing supervision to support staff, and recruiting students and faculty. The Education Department Chair will maintain a presence in state and national teacher education and campus leadership venues.

Qualifications: PhD or EdD in an appropriate education-related disciplinary area, experience in post–secondary teaching and administration, and a proven scholarly track record. Experience teaching at the K–12 level preferred.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, copies of graduate transcripts, names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


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

AUGUSTANA COLLEGEin Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking a candidate for afull-time tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands in the Music Department beginning Fall 2015.

Augustana College, a College of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. Augustana is a selective, residential, undergraduate institution of over 1650 full-time students recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative faculty.The community of Sioux Falls (metro area of 223,000) is growing, vibrant and reflects an increasing diverse demographic along with a healthy business community and an active and progressive art scene, which includes the 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 Augustana Music Department is a member of NASM and offers liberal arts degrees in music and music education.

The Augustana Band is recognized as one of the finest collegiate concert organizations in the Midwest. It performs in premier concert halls and has appeared before state, regional and national music educators' conferences and is committed to presenting extensive international tours, returning for the third time to the People’s Republic of China in January 2015.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will direct the Augustana Band and be responsible for recruitment and retention of top quality 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 band directors. Additional responsibilities including applied instruction (winds or brass) and academic courses will be dependent upon the qualifications and expertise of the applicant and the needs of the department and college. 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 college.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a doctorate (or terminal degree) in conducting and have demonstrated success in teaching and leading significant instrumental ensembles at the collegiate level and or public school experience. (ABD considered).

Salary: Salary is competitive; dependent upon qualifications.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin January 31, 2015 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, 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.


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

Augustana College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Communication Studies beginning September 2015.

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

Responsibilities:  The primary emphasis is for this faculty member to provide theoretical sequencing and depth in the field of social/digital media. 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. The candidate will be integral in the launching of a new Media Studies (emphasis in social/digital media) program (beginning Spring 2016) that is centered in the Communication Studies department. The candidate will teach courses in traditional mass communication areas such as media and society and mass media effects, courses in social media and courses in area of expertise.  

Application Instructions: Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, copies of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: humanresources@augie.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged by email. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Michael Nitz, chair of the Communication Studies Department, michael.nitz@augie.edu.


Title: Assistant Professor - Mathematics
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Mathematics

Augustana College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mathematics beginning September 2015. 

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in mathematics education or mathematics at the time of appointment. All candidates must have a strong interest in mathematics education. Candidates who demonstrate excellent  teaching and research skills as well as the willingness to work with, advise, and develop undergraduate students are preferred. Priority will be given to applicants with a plan for incorporating undergraduate students into their research program. 

Responsibilities Include: teaching undergraduate courses in mathematics education and mathematics, including teacher-oriented courses in the general areas of algebra, problem-solving, and/or geometry; being active in theoretical and/or applied research; and advising pre-service secondary teachers. The successful candidate will be committed to the mission of a liberal arts college, will be an excellent teacher, and will direct individual students' work in undergraduate research and like experiences. The teaching load is 3-1-3, with 15-week semesters in fall and spring and a 3-week January term.

The mathematics department at Augustana has an enrollment of between forty-five and fifty majors. Excellence in teaching is highly valued, and the use of innovative teaching practices and technology is encouraged. Continued growth in the area of undergraduate research is an important priority of both the department and the college. Recent Augustana graduates are employed in secondary education and actuarial science, as well as numerous other industries; several are pursuing graduate degrees in mathematics or other areas. The department supports an active Math Club and a regional Math Teachers’ Circle.

Application Instructions: Applications received by October 31 will receive full consideration. Other applications will be considered until position is filled. Applications should be submitted at www.mathjobs.org and must include (1) a cover letter which specifically acknowledges the requirements stated in this ad, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement outlining current and future research and a plan to engage undergraduate students, (5) an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts, and (6) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which specifically addresses teaching.

The mathematics department at Augustana has an enrollment of between forty-five and fifty majors. Excellence in teaching is highly valued, and the use of innovative teaching practices and technology is encouraged. Continued growth in the area of undergraduate research is an important priority of both the department and the college. Recent graduates are employed in secondary education and actuarial science, as well as numerous other industries; several are pursuing graduate degrees in mathematics or other areas. The department supports an active Math Club and a regional Math Teachers’ Circle.


Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Education
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Education

The Department of Education at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, invites applicants for a tenure-track position beginning August 2015. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Teaching graduate coursework in a growing on-line master’s program in education (see http://www.augie.edu/graduate-education). Depending on areas of expertise, potential courses would include educational issues, curriculum, introduction to research and assessment, diversity and/or history of education; and teaching special education courses at the undergraduate level. The areas of special education could include intellectual disabilities, formal norm-referenced assessments, consultative/collaborative roles and processes, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Responsibilities also include recruiting and advising students; conducting an active research/publication agenda; providing service to the college and profession; engaging in program assessment and evaluation related to program standards; and developing ongoing collaborations with schools, agencies and the community.

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate or ABD with a preference for those with an earned doctorate in Special Education; prefer three years of successful teaching experience; capacity to engage in research and service; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and preferred teaching experience at the college/university level.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, copies of graduate transcripts, names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Dr. Steve Van Bockern is the Search Committee Chair (vanbock@augie.edu), 2001 S. Summit Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57105.


Title: Assistant Professor - Accounting
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Business Administration

Tenure track position beginning in fall 2015. Ideal candidates should have a professional certification such as a CPA or CMA, and a Master's degree in accounting or a related field. Candidates with documented success as a baccalaureate-level instructor will be given preference. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, scholarly and professional activities, and a willingness to be active in service to the college. Primary teaching responsibilities will likely include both introductory and advanced accounting courses and will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise.

Application Instructions: Send a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, copies of transcripts, a curriculum vita, and three letters of reference electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu


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

The Augustana College Nursing Department invites applications for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2015. A doctoral degree is required and the PhD in nursing or a DNP in a clinical specialty. If the doctoral degree is in a related field, the applicant must have a graduate degree in a nursing clinical specialty. Expertise in adult/gero and/or child health desired. Expertise in genetics and genomics a plus.

Duties: Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and may have opportunity to shape a new graduate program. Teaching responsibilities in didactic, clinical, and simulation laboratory required. 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 has both a traditional baccalaureate program and an accelerated curriculum for students with BA/BS degrees. Planning for graduate education and a genetic nursing certificate are also in the planning process. Opportunities exist for international study and exchange opportunities for students and faculty. The Nursing Department celebrates 75 years of excellence in nursing education. The nursing program has had a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 95-100% for several years. 

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree (by September 2015), evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity.

Application Instructions: Screening of applications will begin November 1 and continue until position is 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, and brief statements of teaching philosophy, clinical interests, and research goals. Unofficial transcripts and reprints are welcome. Submit your application package electronically sent to: humanresources@augie.edu

For further questions, please contact karen.younger@augie.edu, 605-274-4730 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.