Posted: February 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems, or a closely related field is required. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a variety of courses, embrace interdisciplinary curricula, and have strong communication skills.
Responsibilities: The applicant will teach a variety of courses primarily housed in the Science and Math Department at NSU. Teaching responsibilities will include GIS, Environmental Biology, Physical Geography (and other Geography courses) and others based on departmental needs. Additional courses such as First Year Seminar may be added to the course rotation as needed. The applicant must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and be willing to participate in service activities as requested.
Posting Date 02/22/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/22/2021
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 9 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Term
Proposed Rank Instructor
classroom schedule plus office hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Values: Northern State University is committed to building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view. We strongly encourage women and individuals bringing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives to apply.
Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts, and College of Professional Studies including the Millicent Atkins School of Education and the School of Business. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as multiple disciplinary accrediting bodies. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields.
Affirmative Action Statement
Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Notice to all applicants: If you are selected as a finalist, job references and a background check may be conducted.