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Assistant Professor - Operations Management

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Assistant Professor - Operations Management
Posting Number F00040P
Department SDSU-Construction & Operations Management
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The Construction and Operations Management Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our Operations Management program starting August 2018. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide and grow future leaders in manufacturing (industrial, food and beverage, health care, consumer goods), distribution, and services (agricultural, industrial, medical, financial). We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate the ability to produce high quality research and effective teaching.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching courses to undergraduate and Masters level graduate students in the areas of: supply chain logistics, process improvement, project management, risk management, and/or management analysis. Other duties will include program assessment and curriculum development; student advising and mentoring; outreach to the university, community, and profession; and duties as assigned by the Department Head. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to building a funded research program that is innovative, multidisciplinary, and collaborative.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field (ABDs will be considered at the instructor level, completing the degree no later than December 2018); three years of relevant industry experience; effective written and verbal communication skills; and effective interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Additional years of industry experience in a leadership role; evidence of quality teaching experience at the post-secondary level; and a record of extramural funding that is consistent with a tenure-track faculty member.

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.

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 / resume; statement of research interests along with samples of research; and a reference list 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 11/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/16/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
Work Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 with expectation for evenings and weekends as the professional assignment requires.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week 45
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search
Department Description and Cultural Expectations

South Dakota State University is the public land-grant institution with 12,500 students. The Construction and Operations Management Department is one of five departments in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering serving 1600 undergraduate and graduate students. The 14 faculty member COM Department serves 350 students in its undergraduate programs, which include Construction Management, Operations Management, Electronics Engineering Technology and graduate programs in Operations Management and Engineering. Our undergraduate programs are fully accredited by ABET.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of nearly 24,000 on the I-29 corridor which runs from Kansas City to Winnipeg. The city has an excellent K-12 system, is accessible to major medical facilities, and has an active cultural and social environment that provides a high quality of life for its residents. Brookings is one of the top ten most livable small towns in the region and was named the safest campus community in the nation.

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
Contact Information

Dr. Carrie Steinlicht is the search chair and can be reached at the COM department office: 605-688-6417.

Supplemental Questions

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  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