Faculty Positions

The faculty are those who have been granted status as faculty members by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the President. The faculty shall consist of teachers with the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, or Instructor, and any other designated by the President.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

The University welcomes applications for the following Faculty positions:


Job Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Sociology

Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, to begin Fall 2019.

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts education coupled with teaching ability in research methods and families.  While other areas of teaching and research are open, we are especially interested in candidates whose areas would support our departmental emphasis in “Family and Community Studies,” a track within our major serving students interested in human service careers.  Special interest in aging is welcomed, and candidates whose previous work demonstrates the integration of these areas will be given priority.  Teaching load will include one course per year in the University’s First Year Seminar program – a freshman course that connects creative expressions of the instructor’s areas of expertise with University curriculum that promotes writing, communication, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning. Opportunities also exist for partnerships with the Augustana Research Institute, a University initiative to support research in the local community. 

The typical teaching load is 3-1-3 with a research leave every third January. January terms may include catalog courses or specialized courses in the faculty member’s areas of scholarship or study abroad.

Qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. in sociology required. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected.

Application Procedure:  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement of commitment to diversity, a completed Augustana University employment application and three recommendation letters to humanresources@augie.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018.  Department representatives will be present at the American Sociological Association Job Fair, August 11-14, 2018.


Job Title: Instructor and Technical Director of the Theatre Department
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Theatre

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD invites applications for the position of a continuing term Instructor and Technical Director of the theatre program.  This is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position with some teaching responsibilities.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the design and implementation or mentorship of students in the design and implementation of four productions in the areas of scenic, lighting and sound; oversee the technical areas during regularly scheduled shop hours; the organization, training and supervision of student assistants and stage managers; the teaching of one and a third courses per semester; assistance in selected departmental and campus AV needs; and assisting in the coordination of facility use. The Technical Director of Theatre reports to the chair of the theatre department. Teaching load includes Stagecraft, Backstage Practicum, and a course within the candidate’s field of expertise.

Qualifications: MA or MFA in technical theatre or design is required. Previous teaching experience and experience in technical direction and design are highly desirable.  This position requires strong leadership, a collaborative attitude, and organizational skills. A desire to mentor students is needed as this position works with undergraduate students in a liberal arts B.A. program. Organizational and communication skills, and the ability to form and supervise teams of students required.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a completed Augustana University employment application, copies of graduate transcripts, any evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, artistic portfolio of work and three recommendation letters electronically to humanresources@augie.edu . Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dan Workman, Chair and Assistant Professor of the Theatre Department, daniel.workman@augie.edu


Job Title: Graduate Assistant for Women's Swimming and Diving
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Athletics

Augustana University, an NCAA Division II private liberal arts institution that competes in the Northern Sun Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for women’s swimming and diving. The individual will assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the program. This person will be the lead coach for diving and perform other duties assigned by head coach. A Bachelor’s Degree is required and previous experience as a swimming athlete or coach is preferred. Compensation will be a stipend and tuition waiver. This position will begin Fall 2018.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Lindsie Micko at lindsie.micko@augie.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Job Title: Assistant Professor of Government and International Affairs

Position Type: Full Time

Department: Government and International Affairs

Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs beginning in Fall 2019.

Responsibilities: This is an international relations and comparative politics position.  The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.  Courses to be taught depend primarily on departmental needs in both areas of international and comparative, with some flexibility for the candidate’s training and interests. 

The typical load for members of the department is three courses per semester plus a course in two out of every three January terms.

Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. required.  Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity is expected as is an ability to contribute courses to Augustana University’s Civitas honors program and/or First Year Seminar program.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a completed Augustana University employment application, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement of commitment to diversity, a writing sample and three recommendation letters electronically to humanresources@augie.edu . Review of applications begins on September 14, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston (August 30-September 2, 2018).

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Joel Johnson, Professor of Government and International Affairs, joel.johnson@augie.edu, 605.274.5319.


Address for sending applications:

Dean of the University
Augustana University

Email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

~OR~
Dean of the University
Augustana University

Box 763
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547


Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.