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Company:
South Dakota State University
Division:
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
City:
Brookings
State:
South Dakota
County:
Brookings
Country:
USA
Posted: 01/10/2022
Instructor

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at South Dakota State University invites applicants for an instructor position in Electrical and Computer Engineering to teach a broad spectrum of undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses beginning August 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time, benefit eligible position supervised by the Department Head of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

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.

Teach undergraduate courses in electrical or computer engineering, with emphasis in linear circuits, electronics, and computer engineering. Participate in the planning and implementation of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOA). Provide support for operations/events/processes to enhance recruitment, enrollment/registration, advisement, transfer, and student employment, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

- Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or related area with undergraduate degree earned from an accredited institution on or before position start date.

- Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

- Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Teaching experience in electrical engineering and computer engineering courses is desired, with practical knowledge of microprocessors, FPGA, and microcontrollers, as well as experience in the fields of embedded systems, robotics, or biomedical devices preferred. Strong candidates will have demonstrated the ability to: develop relevant curriculum materials; and teach effectively in a classroom and laboratory setting.

Industry experience in electrical and computer engineering product development is desired.

SALARY:

Commensurate with qualifications.

BENEFITS:

South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:

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 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is committed to providing a rigorous, practical education, with focus on design experience and problem solving; conducting world-class research with a regional emphasis; and providing technical assistance to existing and emerging businesses, industry, and government. The Department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in EE and CSc, and has about 250 undergraduate and 60 graduate students, with external annual funding over $1M. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 180,000.

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. Livability.com 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:

Open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 1, 2022.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, 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, Teaching Statement (attached as other), 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, 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 Steve Hietpas at (605) 688-4424 or steven.hietpas@sdstate.edu.

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 HR@sdstate.edu. 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 status that may become protected 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.