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:

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Student Affairs

PositionTitle: Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Augustana University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure track position in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2022. 

Primary Responsibilities: (1) Instruction of general chemistry and physical chemistry courses (lecture and laboratory) for majors and non-majors, (2) instruction of nonmajor chemistry courses (lecture), (3) developing a research program with undergraduates, and (4) service to the University community.  Successful applicants will have a demonstrated dedication to undergraduate education, a commitment to innovative and excellent teaching, the capability to adhere to the timelines of a rigorous curriculum, and the ability to meet the flexible instructional needs of the Department.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.  Candidates with post-doctoral training and a strong record of undergraduate instruction in general chemistry and physical chemistry are preferred. 

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

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021.

Application Procedure: Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a description of research plans, (4) a statement on your 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), (5) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (6) a curriculum vita, (7) a completed Augustana University employment application, (8) and three letters of reference electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Official web site: www.augie.edu

Contact Augustana University Human Resources with questions: Liz Soukup, Employment Specialist, liz.soukup@augie.edu, 605-274-4107.

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


PositionTitle: Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sports Sciences

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Exercise & Sports Sciences

Augustana University seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences. This position has a possibility for tenure-track. 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 2022. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date. A commitment to quality teaching and scholarship along with active participation in allied professional organizations is necessary. University-level teaching experience, a record of scholarly activity, and the ability to involve undergraduate students in research are preferred.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are for teaching undergraduate courses supporting majors in Exercise Science and Fitness Management. The successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of exercise science courses including kinesiology and/or exercise physiology. Other possible teaching assignments include current topics in exercise science, motor development, exercise leadership, intro to exercise science, and nutrition. The successful candidate will also provide and/or promote opportunities for undergraduate student involvement in research. He/she will assist in student advising and coordination of practicum experience. Service to the University and the community is expected. Opportunities to teach and support graduate programming in the master’s program in Sports Administration and Leadership (SAL) also exist.

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

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Review of complete applications will begin October 2021, and remain open until filled. Please submit a complete application, including an Augustana University employment application, 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. Shane Scholten, Chair, Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences, shane.scholten@augie.edu


PositionTitle: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Art

The Art Department at Augustana University is seeking the tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/New Media beginning Fall 2022. 

Primary Responsibilities: (1) Instruction of design and graphic design studio courses for majors and non-majors, (2) instruction of moving image and/or new media elective courses for majors and non-majors, (3) advising undergraduates, and (4) service to the University community.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, an on-going artistic studio practice and creative research, and provide service to the institution. The university seeks individuals with drive, an appreciation for diversity, and talent to teach undergraduate courses in graphic design with additional course emphasis in one or more of the following areas: new media, web design, computer animation, digital storytelling. The development of new course offerings is expected, and the ability to teach moving image, and some foundation courses is a favorable advantage for this position. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester and one course in the January interim (3-1-3). The courses taught will include Design 1, Graphic Design 1, Advanced Graphic Design, and art electives. Successful candidates will share and maintain the computer laboratory classroom space, with printers, computers and other digital media tools.

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated dedication to undergraduate education, a commitment to innovative teaching, proof of excellence in studio work, a distinguished exhibition record or equivalent in professional graphic design portfolio, and the ability to meet the flexible instructional needs of the department. Interacting with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Education: MFA strongly preferred or similar industry experience

Minimum Experience/Training: 

  • Demonstrated expertise and skill in graphic design, with preference given to candidates having experience in digital filmmaking, web design, new media, and/or animation. 

  • Three years of professional experience

  • The successful candidate must have a commitment to college-level teaching

  • The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach in both the traditional face-to-face and blended (hybrid) format.

  •  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain active professional development activities and service to the Department and College. Committee work is expected. 

Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on Oct 20, 2021. 

Application Procedure: Please send the following electronically to humanresources@augie.edu:

(1) a cover letter, 

(2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 

(3) an artist statement and description of future scholarly/research plans, 

(4) a statement on your 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), 

(5) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 

(6) a curriculum vita, 

(7) 20 work samples (jpeg) with image list uploaded,

(8) 10 student work samples (jpeg) uploaded,

(9) Optional: Up to 5 minutes of video work uploaded,

(10) contact information for 3 references,

(11) Augustana University employment application 

Official website: www.augie.edu

Contact Augustana University Human Resources with questions: Liz Soukup, Employment Specialist, liz.soukup@augie.edu, 605-274-4107.

For more information about the department please see the Department of Art web page:https://www.augie.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/art-augustana


PositionTitle: Assistant Professor of History

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: History

Position: The History Department at Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in twentieth-century American history with an emphasis in Public History. This position will start in late August 2022. Desired subfields include gender, race, or environmentalism. A Ph.D. in American history or closely related field by the time of appointment is expected.

Duties: The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. Teaching load is 3-1-3 with every third January off.  Teaching responsibilities will include a regular rotation of the American history surveys, upper division courses in the candidate’s area of interest, and an introductory course in Public History. As do other department members, the candidate will also regularly teach a topic of their choice in the university-wide First Year Seminar and/or a section of Western Civilization.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted from September 15 until October 31, 2021. Please electronically submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of diversity, Augustana University’s employment application, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references to humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD is a selective, residential University with approximately 1800 students. As a member of the ELCA consortium of colleges and universities, Augustana upholds the Lutheran tradition of excellence in education and welcomes students and faculty of all faiths. Sioux Falls is a diverse and growing city (metro area of 240,000) that serves as the region’s medical, financial, and retail hub. It is nationally recognized for its high quality of living, affordability, and career opportunities.


PositionTitle: Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Mathematics

The Augustana University Department of Mathematics anticipates hiring an Assistant Professor of Mathematics starting Fall Semester 2022 (8/2022). A PhD in Mathematics or Statistics in hand or imminent completion by the appointment start date is required.  Experience teaching upper division statistical courses and developing statistical curriculum is desired.   Candidates with a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture as well as a demonstrated ability to create meaningful working relationships with students, faculty, and leadership with diverse backgrounds and points of view will be given priority consideration.  

 Requirements

  • PhD in Statistics or Mathematics earned or in imminent completion by the appointment start date.

  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching ability.

  • Experience with statistical curriculum development is desired. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Address the teaching needs associated with statistics in both natural and social sciences, including graduate level courses.

  • Support the Math Department’s course offerings.

  • Be responsible for directing students in the Actuarial Science Minor

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Applicants may submit materials electronically through Math Jobs.  Please submit a cover letter that specifically acknowledges the requirements stated in this ad, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, statement of commitment to diversity, a completed Augustana University employment application, graduate transcript(s), and three letters of reference. Official website: www.augie.edu


PositionTitle: Assistant Professor of Psychology

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Psychology

Augustana University Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2022. Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required by August 2022.

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment and to mentoring undergraduate students, including in advising, research and pre-professional clinical experience. Candidates should have clinical training. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate Clinical/Counseling courses such as Abnormal Psychology or Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Introductory Psychology or Lifespan Human Development, and one or more specialized courses such as::

● Behavioral Neuroscience

● Substance use and addiction

● Multicultural Psychology

● Racial and ethnic minority mental health

● Forensic Psychology

Teaching load is 3 classes in Fall and Spring and 1 course in January term.

Augustana University's students and faculty represent a wide range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, and openness to others' perspectives is a central tenet of our community. It is essential that candidates be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and perspectives and that they be interested in supporting students from minoritized or systemically non-dominant groups. Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are looking for a candidate who will help us continue to work toward these goals. We strongly encourage applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer, official website: www.augie.edu.

Augustana’s location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (www.siouxfalls.com) provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls has more than 70 parks, over 40 miles of greenways, a walkable downtown that features musical and cultural events, and award winning restaurants. Our metro area (population 265,000) is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is recognized as a major medical, retail, and financial center.

Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, candidates should submit all of the requested materials by October 18. Please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and fit for the position as described above, along with:

● a current vita

● graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

● a statement of diversity discussing how you have supported diversity and inclusion in the past and how you anticipate doing so in this position

● a statement of teaching philosophy (course syllabi and evaluations are also welcome if available)

● a research statement that describes anticipated research activities for the next 3 years and addresses how you plan to involve undergraduate students in that research

● at least three letters of recommendation

● Augustana University’s employment application

Materials can be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.

Contact Psychology Department Chair Elizabeth Babcock (elizabeth.babcock@augie.edu) with questions.


PositionTitle: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Sociology

Augustana University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, to begin Fall 2022.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, coupled with teaching ability in the areas of medical sociology, gender, and social inequality.  Experience or special interest in aging/gerontology is welcomed.

The load for this position is three courses per semester plus one course during our January term. Applicants should be prepared to teach the following courses: Intro to Sociology, Medical Sociology, Social Inequality, and Race and Gender in Medicine and Health Care (or equivalent), plus a sociology topics course of the applicant’s choosing during the January term.

Augustana prides itself on excellent in-person classroom instruction and our intent is to return to face-to-face instruction starting Fall 2021.  Applicants should be prepared to teach in-person, on campus courses.

Qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. in sociology required by September 1, 2022. Evidence of teaching excellence is expected. 

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of diversity, Augustana University’s employment application, and the names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.


PositionTitle: Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Student Affairs

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Physical Therapy

Augustana University seeks applications for a full-time, Director of Student Affairs, a 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the level of Associate or Professor for the developing hybrid Doctor of Physical (DPT) Program.  This accelerated two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities that allow faculty members to live remote to Augustana University.  However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Sioux Falls, SD or Minneapolis, MN for designated time periods each semester.  The successful candidate will have teaching experience in higher education, a developed research and scholarship agenda, a record of community service, and a spirit of innovation to explore new teaching strategies in hybrid learning. 

Responsibilities: The Director of Student Affairs is responsible for all student affairs functions to include orientation, progression and retention, and advisement.  As Class Advisor, works to integrate remote (online learning) students into Augustana University culture and serves as the primary point of contact for student issues related to online learning life.  Oversees and recommends updates to program policies and procedures.  Serves as Chair of Administration Committee and Academic Standing and Progression Committee. 

Qualifications: The optimal candidate should possess an understanding of higher education and contemporary physical therapy practice; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy; and activity in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.  In addition, excellent communication and strong computer skills are required to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format.

Individuals will possess a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (Ph.D., EdD, DSc, etc.) or Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT), with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.  This position is a clinical track with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications.  The candidate, if a physical therapist, must possess an active physical therapy license and be eligible for licensure in the states of South Dakota and Minnesota.

Salary: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Teaching and Education Responsibilities: Teach courses as agreed upon with the DPT Program Director.

Service and Scholarship Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the Augustana University Faculty Manual.

Professional Development Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the Augustana University Faculty Manual.

Essential Tasks and Functions of the Director of Student Affairs:

Candidates must demonstrate the following knowledge, skill, and ability or be able to explain and demonstrate that the faculty member can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skill, and ability.

  1. Demonstrates the ability to adhere to the Core Values of the Physical Therapy profession;
  2. Demonstrates knowledge and skill expertise in the area of teaching;
  3. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both written and orally, both online and in-person;
  4. Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including students, administration, faculty, and staff;
  5. Demonstrates the ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality;
  6. Demonstrates the ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the DPT Program.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit electronically to HumanResources@Augie.edu a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy 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), Augustana University employment application, and contact information for three professional references.  Website: www.augie.edu  Dr. Matt Volansky, Program Director, is the Search Committee Chair (Matt.Volansky@Augie.edu)


Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

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

~OR~
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/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.