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The Department of Sociology and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University invites applications for the following position: Lecturer, 9-month. This position is permanently funded and renewable. Our undergraduate degree is offered both on-campus and on-line. This person will be expected to teach in the undergraduate program.



Classroom and on-line instruction at the undergraduate level; undergraduate advising; and service to the department. Specific duties generally include a 12-15 credit hour teaching load each semester (Fall and Spring). Teaching load can be lowered to accommodate service and advising responsibilities that meet departmental needs/expectations. Courses of particular interest include one or more of the following areas: Methods, Statistics, Gender, Criminology/Deviance at the undergraduate level, in addition to introductory coursework (Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Courtship & Marriage).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. degree in Sociology completed by date of appointment.
  • Ability to teach introductory coursework: Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Courtship & Marriage.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills in one or more of the following areas: Criminology/Deviance, Gender Issues, Research Methods, Statistics.
  • Experience teaching on-line courses.
  • Ability to contribute to the undergraduate program in the department: advising; service to the department.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


Desired Qualifications.

  • Experience teaching undergraduate Methods courses with active learning components.



Competitive. The salary is based on a 9-month academic appointment. Additional summer salary potential may be available.

Application Deadline:

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 10, 2016.


Application Process:

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of:

Cover Letter

Personal Teaching Statement

Curriculum Vitae and

Contact information for three (3) professional references.


In addition to the online application, candidates are requested to have letters of recommendation from the three professional references mailed or emailed to the search committee chair prior to March 10, 2016. Additional documentation, including teaching evaluations (if available) and unofficial graduate transcripts may be requested at a later date. The electronic employment site must be used to apply. Standard mail or email application materials will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or if you require assistance with the electronic application process.


SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.


Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.


For Questions about this position contact:

Search Chair: Don Arwood, or (605) 688-4132

Department of Sociology, SDSU

206 Scobey Hall, Box 504

Brookings, SD 57007-1296


South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

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