Assistant or Associate Professor Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Posting Number F00028P
Department SDSMT-Nanotechnology Science & Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational nanoscience, imaging informatics and bioinformatics. Candidates with expertise in other areas relating to bio-nanoscience will also be considered.

The position is associated with a statewide research center: BioSystems Networks / Translational Research (BioSNTR). BioSNTR is focused on advanced fluorescence and optical imaging methods to leverage bioinformatics towards the understanding of signaling networks and their regulation in living systems. BioSNTR is a collaboration between research university partners South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, and South Dakota Mines, with multiple industrial partners, including Sanford Research.

The successful candidate will be provided a competitive salary and access to center staff and shared resources, including high performance computing infrastructure. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to the South Dakota Mines Nanoscience and Nanoengineering PhD program by developing a robust extramurally funded research program, teaching and developing relevant graduate courses, mentoring and advising PhD students, and building strong collaborative research teams.

Specific interests for this position are candidates who could contribute to multiscale modeling, analyzing high volume microscopy data generated by our newly constructed lattice light sheet microscope, and connecting this data with computational biology and next-generation sequencing. Individuals whose research emphasis can complement on-going efforts in biophotonics, cellular level biophysics, super-resolution imaging methods, mechanobiology, and the combination of AFM and fluorescence microscopy for correlative imaging of bio-systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess a PhD in a science or engineering discipline closely aligned with Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and/or one of the above-mentioned research emphases. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will become a faculty member in an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, with an anticipated start date of August 20, 2018. Email for further information regarding this position.

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 December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 10/12/2017
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/01/2017
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Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 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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