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.

ABOUT AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, the University is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.

With nearly 1,900 students from 38 states and 34 countries around the globe, Augustana has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the nation for our efforts to advance social mobility, research and service by Washington Monthly. We are pleased to be featured among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes and to be named a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and a "Best Buy" by U.S. News & World Report.

We are proud to say that the average ACT of our entering class is 25, one of the highest averages of any college or university in the region. Nearly 90 percent of our students come from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Eleven percent are alumni legacies.

In September 2015 — 155 years after our founding — Augustana College became Augustana University, an illustration of our growing number of programs and centers for undergraduate and graduate students and in recognition of the physical growth happening on campus.

OUR LOCATION:

Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With a metro population of nearly 260,000, Sioux Falls is a growing, vibrant, and diverse city that is home to major health care centers, Fortune 500 business, national retailers, spirited entrepreneurs, and dynamic options for arts and entertainment. Sioux Falls has been named the "Best Small City for Business and Careers" by Forbes and ranked one of the "Best Places to Live by CNN.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

The University welcomes applications for the following Faculty positions:


Title: Assistant Professor of Science Education
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Natural Science Division

Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in grades 7-16 STEM education. Augustana is committed to STEM/Science Education, has completed a $35 million science facility and has grant funding for Science Education. Applicants should have either a doctorate in science education/curriculum instruction and an advanced degree in a particular STEM area or a doctorate in a STEM area and post-doc in science education/curriculum instruction.

Teaching Expectations: A person in this position is expected to teach courses focused specifically on Grades 7-12 STEM pedagogy, therefore experience in 7-12 teaching and/or prior experience working with pre-service teachers is preferred. This person may also teach courses in their particular disciplinary area or the university’s core curriculum. In addition, a commitment to inclusive excellence and experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Research/Scholarship Expectations: Evidence of a commitment and clearly developed plan for future professional growth in science education scholarship is required. This position also includes the opportunity to develop and administer STEM-related grants and the potential to provide leadership in innovative science education initiatives at the university level. Experience with preparation and implementation of proposals for external funding is preferred.

Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Application Procedure: Please send a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, an Augustana University employment application, a curriculum vita, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact the Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Paul Egland, email: paul.egland@augie.edu, or call 605-274-4719.


Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Nursing

The Augustana University Nursing Department invites applications for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor. A doctoral degree is required and the PhD in nursing or a DNP in a clinical specialty. If the doctoral degree is in a related field, the applicant must have a graduate degree in a nursing clinical specialty. Expertise in adult/gero and/or child health desired. Expertise in genetics and genomics a plus.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and may have opportunity to shape a new graduate program. Teaching responsibilities in didactic, clinical, and simulation laboratory required. Courses to be taught are dependent on specialization and interests of the successful applicant.

Augustana’s progressive undergraduate nursing program is recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative, and engaging faculty. The Department of Nursing has both a traditional baccalaureate program and an accelerated curriculum for students with BA/BS degrees. Planning for graduate education and a genetic nursing certificate are also in the planning process. Opportunities exist for international study and exchange opportunities for students and faculty. The Nursing Department celebrates 75 years of excellence in nursing education. The nursing program has had a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 95-100% for several years. 

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree preferred, evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity.

Application Procedure: Screening of applications has begun and will continue until position is filled. Candidates should complete an Augustana University employment application, send an application letter indicating why you are interested in this position, curriculum vitae, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference, and brief statements of teaching philosophy, clinical interests, and research goals. Unofficial transcripts and reprints are welcome. Submit your application package electronically sent to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Pamela Schroeder — pamela.schroeder@augie.edu  — 605.274.4690.


Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Online Graduate Education

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Education

The Department of Education at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, invites applicants for a full-time faculty position beginning August 2017. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Depending on areas of expertise, potential undergraduate courses would include technology in education, foundations of education, and methods courses to support the elementary and secondary education programs. Potential online graduate courses would include one or more of the following areas:  educational issues, curriculum, introduction to research and assessment, diversity and/or history of education; and technology in education.  Candidates may also oversee the completion of final projects of graduate students.  Responsibilities also include recruiting and advising students; conducting an active research/publication agenda; providing service to the University and profession; engaging in program assessment and evaluation related to program standards; and developing ongoing collaborations with schools, agencies and the community.

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate or ABD with a preference for those with an earned doctorate in Education; demonstrated skill in technology integration; three years of successful K-12 teaching experience; capacity to engage in research and service; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and preferred teaching experience at the college/university level in both face to face and online courses.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, completed Augustana University employment application, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Laurie Daily - ldaily@augie.edu – 605-274-4629.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Physics

Augustana University (SD) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics to begin in the Fall of 2017. The position is a sabbatical replacement and expected to last two years.  We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in physics, a record of successful physics instruction at the TA level or beyond, and are comfortable with laboratory instructional equipment.  The position should be attractive to recent or imminent Ph.D. recipients who are considering a career at a liberal arts college or small university, or individuals with research experience looking to enhance their teaching credentials. The department considers the mentoring of new faculty to be an important part of visiting appointments.

Augustana has two 15 week semesters and a 3 week interim term in January.  During each of the regular semesters, the visiting faculty member will teach two courses and share responsibility for the advanced laboratory sequence.  During the interim term, the visiting faculty will be responsible for one course.  Specific courses to be taught by the applicant will be determined in consultation with the applicant.

The physics department at Augustana is growing, with a current enrollment of 48 majors.  Around half of the graduates will continue on to graduate or professional school, while most of the rest opt for a dual-degree engineering program.  The department is committed to applying research based techniques in teaching.   Most of our larger introductory courses use a mix of peer-instruction and other active-learning methods.  In our smaller upper-level courses, we engage students individually both inside and outside of class.        

The department has a strong record of undergraduate research, and 95% of graduates within the last 10 years have participated in a research experience before they graduate.  Active areas of research in the department include particle physics, specifically the DarkSide dark mater experiment, high energy nuclear physics on the PHENIX collaboration, and atomic, molecular, and optical physics, through an ongoing collaboration with the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory at Kansas State University. More details about the department can be found at http://www.augie.edu/academics/physics. There will be some opportunity for visiting faculty to collaborate in these undergraduate research areas during the years, although this is not required for the position.  Sioux Falls, SD (metro area population of 230,000) is a growing diverse community with an emerging biomedical and renewable energy research sector.  The area provides abundant cultural and recreational opportunities and an exceptionally high quality of living.  Sioux Falls also boasts a healthy economy and relatively low unemployment rate.  A number of places have listed Sioux Falls as a great place to live: Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/places/sd/sioux-falls/) and Livabilty (http://livability.com/sd/sioux-falls) recently.

To apply, send letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and at least two letters of professional recommendation electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.  At least one letter must be from a person who can supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience.  Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

Contact the Search Committee Chair with questions:  Dr. Drew Alton, email: drew.alton@augie.edu , or call 605-274-4913.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Computer Science

The Augustana University Computer Science and Software Engineering Department invites applications for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.  The individual selected for the position will teach courses and advise undergraduate students in support of the University’s computer science and software engineering programs.  Courses to be taught are dependent on specialization and interests of the successful applicant.  We encourage applicants with research interests in all areas of computer science to apply.

Qualifications: Earned masters degree required; doctoral degree preferred, evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected.  Experience with data science and analytics preferred.

Application Procedure: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Candidates should complete an Augustana University employment application, send an application letter indicating why you are interested in this position, curriculum vitae, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference, and brief statements of teaching philosophy, sub-discipline of computer science, and research goals. Unofficial transcripts and reprints are welcome. Submit your application package electronically sent to: humanresources@augie.edu.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Marcia Entwistle — marcia.entwistle@augie.edu  — 605.274.5495.


Visiting Instructor of Biology

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Biology

Augustana University seeks a Biologist to fill a full-time Instructor position in the Department of Biology for the 2017/2018 academic year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful applicant for this position will be part of team-taught introductory biology classes for majors and non-majors.  Preference will be given to applicants who can teach human/mammalian physiology. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  A successful candidate will have a Master’s degree (or higher) in biology or related field and teaching experience is preferred.  A strong commitment to continuing growth within the biological field and to the mission of a liberal arts college of the Lutheran tradition.

SALARY:  Competitive; dependent upon qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits.

To apply, send letter of application, complete curriculum vitae and transcripts (photocopies acceptable) electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Contact the Search Committee Chair with questions:  Dr. Steven Matzner, email: steven.matzner@augie.edu , or call 605-274-4821. 


Visiting Instructor of Religion

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Religion, Philosophy, Classics

Augustana University invites applications for a one-year leave replacement in Religion.  Applicants should have either a doctorate or specialty in pastoral or systematic theology with specialties in religion and science (particularly medical sciences) and/or bioethics.  The university may consider those who are ABD for a one-year visiting position.

A person in this position is expected to teach sections of the introductory religion course, “Exploring the Christian Faith” as well as second level sources in the areas of religion and science, bioethics, Christology, doctrine of God.  There will also be the possibility of advising senior religion majors on the senior thesis in the areas of systematic theology, and religion and science.  In addition, a commitment to inclusive excellence and experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Evidence of a commitment to scholarship in pastoral theology, systematic theology, bioethics, or religion and science is required.

Competitive salary, dependent upon qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits.

To apply, send letter of application, complete curriculum vitae and transcripts (photocopies acceptable), electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Communication Studies

The Communication Studies Department of Augustana University (SD) invites applications for a position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies, beginning in the fall of 2017.  The candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time tenure track position which begins in 2018.  The primary emphasis is for this faculty member to teach courses in Media Studies and basic communication courses (Introduction, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory) in the Augustana curriculum.

Augustana is a selective, residential, undergraduate institution of over 1650 full-time students recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative faculty. The community of Sioux Falls (metro area of 223,000) is growing, vibrant and reflects an increasing diverse demographic along with a healthy business community. 

Required Qualifications

PhD in communication, mass communication or related field; ABD considered

Evidence of effective university teaching

Evidence of potential in the area of scholarship

Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: humanresources@augie.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.  Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Michael Nitz, chair of Communication Studies Department, Michael.nitz@augie.edu.


Women's Swimming Graduate Assistant

Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Athletics

Augustana University (SD) is seeking a graduate assistant for women's swimming. Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, SD and competes at the NCAA DII level. This position is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the team as well as other responsibilities within the athletic department. A $6,000 stipend will be paid over a 10-month contract. Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into the master’s program is required.

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.


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 Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. 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.