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South Dakota State University
Construction and Operations Management
South Dakota
Posted: 05/8/2020
Construction Temporary Online Instructor(s)

The Construction and Operations Management (COM) department at South Dakota State University seeks applications for temporary, non-tenure track, part-time online teaching positions at the Instructor level in our A.S. in Construction Technology program and our B.S. in Construction Management program. Opportunities are available to teach one or two courses per semester, contingent on enrollment. Positions are available to begin in the 2020-2021 academic year and beyond. Faculty teaching in college/university construction, applied management, technology, or similar programs are especially encouraged to apply as your instructional experience, familiarity with outcomes assessment, and knowledge of online course delivery are valued. Construction and Operations faculty report to the department head of Construction and Operations Management.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching one to three credit online courses in one or more of the following topics: building methods and materials, cost estimating, plans and specifications, construction project management, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, industrial safety, introductory CAD/design, data analysis and management tools (Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDFs, etc.), construction contracts, and special topics.


· Master’s degree in a field related to construction or applied technology.

· Effective written and oral communication skills; and effective interpersonal skills.

· Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be eligible to work in the United States.


· Evidence of online teaching experience at the post-secondary level; and

· Construction industry experience.

SALARY: $3,929 for a 3-credit course (1&2 credit course salary is prorated)


Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.

SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

The Construction and Operations Management Department is one of five departments in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering serving 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students. The COM Department serves 350 students in its undergraduate programs, which include Construction Management, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Operations Management plus graduate programs in Operations Management and Engineering.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by June 9, 2020.


SDSU accepts applications through our on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

For questions on the position, contact Albena Yordanova, Search Chair, at the COM department office: 605-688-6417.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.