Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
Posting Number F00064P
Department SDSMT-Chemistry and Applied Bio Science
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is seeking a full-time, 9-month, term Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to support the Applied Biological Sciences program starting fall 2018 semester. The Applied Biological Sciences program provides students a solid foundation in biology with a strong focus at the molecular and cellular level. Duties include teaching 1st year biology courses for majors and non-majors, anatomy, and physiology and associated labs. The successful applicant may also teach other courses in their area of expertise. There may also be an option to teach summer courses in these areas. A MS in the Biological Sciences or a related field is required; a PhD in the Biological Sciences or a related field is preferred. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching will be expected from the successful applicant. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in service to the department and university, curriculum development, and student advisement.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin February 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 01/10/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/12/2018
Advertised Salary
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Term
Proposed Rank Instructor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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