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Part Time Pool - History, Political Science, Philosophy

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Part Time Pool - History, Political Science, Philosophy
Posting Number T00018P
Department SDSU-Hist, Poli Sci, Philosophy & Relig
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD is seeking to create a pool of dynamic teachers for Part-Time Instructor/ Lecturer positions in Philosophy, History and Political Science. Applicants should have a PhD in the appropriate field, and should have experience teaching online, ideally on D2L. The ability to teach face-to-face courses as needed is also desirable.

Upon applying, indicate the courses you are qualified to teach. Select one or more of the following:

POLS 100 – American Government

POLS 210 – State and Local Government

HIST 111 – World History: Early
HIST 112 – World History: Modern
HIST 121 – Western Civilization: Early
HIST 122 – Western Civilization: Modern
HIST 460 – American Military History

PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 – Introduction to Logic
PHIL 220 – Introduction to Ethics

• Ph.D. in the appropriate field at time of application for Lecturer rank. Nearly completed PhD may be considered for an Instructor rank if there is relevant life experience, like law or public administration;
• Experience teaching online;
• Experience teaching one or more of the indicated courses;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver exciting courses face-to-face and online;
• Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills;

• Existing knowledge of D2L
• Ability to teach face to face courses

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement indicating the courses you are qualified to teach based on the list above; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly recent IDEA scores (attached as ‘other document’); and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 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. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon 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.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date 02/14/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/14/2018
Advertised Salary The salary will be based on Part Time Faculty Standard Rates.
Duration of the Term Other
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 16%
Work Hours
Appointment Type Temporary
This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000. The department is located in the College of Arts and Sciences and provides majors in history and political science along with minors in philosophy and religion. Various members of the department contribute courses to the global studies program, the American Indian program, and the teacher education program.

Brookings, South Dakota is a community of 22,000 on the Eastern border of the state. It is located 50 miles north of the city of Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 150,000. The drive to Sioux Falls takes approximately 40 minutes, as the north-south interstate runs alongside the town. Brookings has an eclectic mix of fine restaurants and shops and an excellent K-12 educational system. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within easy distance. The state arboretum is part of the SDSU campus. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers.

Affirmative Action Statement

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, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Graham Wrightson, Search Chair at or (605) 688-4311.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • List Serv
    • Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • APLU
    • Linkedin
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents