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South Dakota State University
South Dakota
Posted: 03/10/2017
Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology & Rural Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin fall 2017. It seeks a colleague whose duties will include teaching Policing and Criminal Justice courses, maintaining an active, independent research agenda that includes peer-reviewed publications, grant activity, and service to the department. The maximum teaching load is three courses per semester. Minimum qualifications include demonstrated teaching skills and earned PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or Sociology. Desired qualifications include: demonstrated grant experience; record of, or strong potential for, conducting research; ability to facilitate research projects; and record of teaching criminal justice courses, especially policing-related. 

The Department of Sociology and Rural Studies is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.  Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Date of Appointment: August 22, 2017.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by  April 17, 2017.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.  

For questions on the position, contact Julie Yingling at 605-688-4132.