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South Dakota State University
Sociology and Rural Studies
South Dakota
Posted: 03/14/2017
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 at the graduate and undergraduate level; maintaining an active, independent research agenda that includes peer-reviewed publications and grant activity; graduate and undergraduate advising; and service to the department and university. The maximum teaching load is three courses per semester. The department seeks someone with quantitative research skills and expertise in any of the following areas: demography, indigenous studies, indigenous methods, development, globalization.  A commitment to public/applied sociology is also desired.

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.

Start Date: August 22, 2017

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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 Jessica Ulrich-Schad at or 406-660-0441.