Assistant Professor, Economics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title Assistant Professor, Economics
Posting Number F00111P
Department BHSU-College of Business & Nat Sciences
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

The School of Business at Black Hills State University seeks to hire an assistant or associate professor for a tenure-track position in economics starting fall 2018.

Faculty positions have defined responsibilities in teaching, scholarship/research and service (University, professional, and community). The School of Business is AACSB accredited and offers undergraduate business programs in Professional Accountancy, Business Education, and Business Administration with the following specializations: accounting, economics/finance, entrepreneurial studies, human resources management, management, marketing, and tourism and hospitality management. The School of Business also offers an MBA in applied management.

*Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face and online) in economics and/or business statistics. An occasional course may be offered at the Rapid City branch campus. Teaching load is generally four courses per semester. Summer teaching opportunities are available.
*Engage in appropriate research/scholarly activities.
*Participate in service activities.

*PhD in Economics. ABD’s considered for a term contract at Assistant Professor rank with expectation of completion of doctorate degree within a maximum of one year from the contract start date.
*Evidence of scholarly potential.
*Successful experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
*Strong collegial and collaborative skills.
*Ability to teach online.
*Published in peer-reviewed journals.

Applications must be made online at To apply, complete the online application and attach a letter of application, vita, copies of transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including class evaluations, if available) and the names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference/recommendation are not accepted. This position is open until filled with a first review date of February 22nd. For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at 605.642.6545. Inquiries specific to the position should be directed to Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, Professor of Economics, at

Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background check. BHSU is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Posting Date 02/01/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/22/2018
Advertised Salary $67,000
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
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

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