Temporary Part Time Instructors - Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of General Studies

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Temporary Part Time Instructors - Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of General Studies
Posting Number T00004P
Department SDSU-Arts & Sciences
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The College of Arts & Sciences is offering an exciting opportunity for Temporary Part-Time Instructors teaching in two unique and growing undergraduate degree programs. The Interdisciplinary Studies major is an individualized, rigorous degree program serving both traditional and non-traditional learners who have unique goals for their higher education experience. The Bachelor of General Studies major is a degree-completion program targeting returning adult learners seeking upward mobility. The College is especially interested in creative and innovative professionals with knowledge of interdisciplinary problem solving strategies, expertise in teaching in a higher education setting, and ability to engage with honors and non-traditional students. Individuals may teach up to two courses per term contingent upon qualifications. Appointments may vary by semester, including online and campus classes, depending upon program needs and enrollment. Expected start date is August, 2018. Regardless of delivery method, Instructors must be available to hold office hours on campus commensurate with assigned teaching load.

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.

Temporary Part-Time Instructors primarily teach undergraduate courses and participate in program assessment as relevant to the course(s) taught. Possible courses may include Foundations and Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies and the capstone experience in General Studies. The courses are writing intensive, requiring individual consultation with students regarding their drafts. Regular communication with Program Coordinators is required to support advising, assessment data collection and reporting outcomes. Temporary Part-Time Instructors are not assigned advisees but are expected to communicate regarding student progress via the campus-wide early alert system.

• Master’s Degree in a discipline relevant to SDSU’s College of Arts and Sciences or a related interdisciplinary field of study completed by first day of employment;
• Demonstrated teaching effectiveness and commitment to quality instruction;
• Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
• Literacy in D2L or similar course management platform;
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

• Terminal Degree in a discipline relevant to SDSU’s College of Arts and Sciences or a related interdisciplinary field of study;
• Demonstrated online teaching effectiveness;
• Prior interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary research experience;
• Prior experience teaching or advising non-traditional or adult learners.

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, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and a 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 this process.

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.

Posting Date 10/27/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 11/27/2017
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 32 or less
Work Hours
Appointment Type Temporary
This position requires No Requirement
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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 HR@sdstate.edu. 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.

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Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Kathie Erdman Becker at 605-688-6296 or kathie.erdman@sdstate.edu.

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
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Documents Needed to Apply

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