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The Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University (SDSU) seeks a highly collaborative colleague who is internationally recognized for research, teaching, and outreach that advance knowledge in enterprise management, and who can lead the school’s commitment to deepen our students’ thinking about enterprise management and to expose our students more broadly to corporate innovation. The Ness School, which includes approximately 30 full-time faculty members and a team of academic advisors, embodies an intellectual philosophy that economics and quantitative analysis are foundational to thriving in and critically assessing a modern global economy. In keeping with the land-grant mission of the university, the school is the premier source for economics and business intelligence in the region. The school engages its stakeholders in the classroom, through scholarship, and through outreach—formally through SDSU Extension and otherwise. The school is a unit of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Ness School enjoys generous philanthropic support for faculty development in the form of endowed chairs, professorships, and faculty-scholar appointments. To this end, the current SDSU Bold and Blue comprehensive campaign—the university’s third and largest fund-raising effort—endeavors to raise a half of a billion dollars to support the university.
The Ness School invites applications and nominations for the position of the Nies Endowed Chair in Enterprise Management. A $2 million Nies endowment supports the Nies Endowed Chair program including the potential for summer salary, as well as program and student research and creative activity support. This is a tenure-track position at the associate or full professor level, full-time, 9 months per contract year, and benefits eligible. The position carries a 3-2 teaching course load, but the initial teaching assignment is negotiable depending on the candidate’s disciplinary strengths and research portfolio. A protocol is in place to enable course release where externally funded research provides alternative support. Research outcomes associated with this position, which the school’s standards document precisely specifies, must satisfy the academic standards the AACSB associates with its faculty-status classification, Scholarly Academic.
The Ness School seeks a scholar with a strong record of nationally or internationally recognized research in enterprise management; someone who demonstrates excellence in teaching, mentoring, and outreach across and outside the university. The ideal candidate participates actively in inter- and multi-disciplinary efforts across campus and develops productive and lasting relationships between the university and public- and private-sector entities, including corporate enterprises in Brookings and the region more broadly. This position is supervised by the Director of the Ness School of Management & Economics with an anticipated start date of August of 2022.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates who 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.
The Nies Endowed Chair in Enterprise Management at South Dakota State University will:
The Nies Endowed Chair in Enterprise Management at South Dakota State University must:
The Nies Endowed Chair in Enterprise Management at South Dakota State University:
Commensurate with qualifications.
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 AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
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. The university’s employees embrace the institution’s core values of being people-centered and expanding knowledge through creativity, organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is the intellectual and cultural heart of SDSU. The college consists of six interdisciplinary schools—American and Global Studies, Communication and Journalism, Design, the Ness School of Management and Economics, and Performing Arts—and one academic department—English and Interdisciplinary Studies; additionally, the college includes programs in military science (Army ROTC) and Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC). The college’s unique administrative structure supports and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among both faculty and students, allowing each unit and discipline to thrive. The college is committed to supporting the Land Grant Mission of SDSU. Our faculty regularly conduct research that directly benefits the people of South Dakota and our region with research that engages our communities, supporting their social, cultural, and economic development.
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 SDSU Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized 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.
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.
THE NESS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS:
The Ness School, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, includes approximately 30 full-time faculty members and a team of undergraduate academic advisors. The school embodies an intellectual philosophy that economics and quantitative analysis are foundational to thriving in and critically assessing a modern global economy; students who major in business economics, entrepreneurial studies, or agricultural business complete a comprehensive suite of business courses, including those in our 42-credit management and economics core.
The Ness School of Management and Economics offers students a high-quality education and excellent job-placement opportunities. Graduates hold leadership and management positions across the northern Great Plains, Midwest, and nationally in banking and finance, processing and manufacturing management, energy and bioenergy, and food and agribusiness management, and in policy, oversight and regulation; and many are leaders in the broader innovation and entrepreneurship community.
The Ness School is in the process of securing AACSB accreditation, managing significant enrollment growth in its majors, and balancing new opportunities in core business fields—including enterprise management and innovation—with its traditional strengths in economics and quantitative analysis. The school embraces interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration in research, teaching, community engagement, and extension work—in some cases, formally, for the school’s faculty members who hold SDSU Extension appointments. The school enrolls approximately 800 undergraduate majors, including more than 500 students who major in business economics and more than 200 students who major in agricultural business, a degree conferred by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. The school also offers an undergraduate degree in economics, which includes upper-level coursework in mathematical economics, econometrics, and field areas in, for example, international economics, environmental and resource economics, public policy, and agricultural policy.
Additionally, the school offers a master’s degree in economics that includes two program options: an economic-theory option that requires courses in advanced microeconomics, advanced macroeconomics, econometrics, and research methods, emphasizing applied economic research in the form of graduate thesis; and a business-economics option that requires courses in managerial economics, advanced business decision science, financial management, marketing strategy and analytics, and a capstone experience that blends corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing analytics and potentially collaborates with industry.
The Ness School operates within a rich and supportive corporate-enterprise ecosystem. For example, Brookings is home to Daktronics (DAKT; NASDAQ), 3M (MMM; NYSE), and Larson Manufacturing (Fortune Brands, FBHS; NYSE). Meanwhile, Sioux Falls, a 45-minute drive south of Brookings, is home to several thriving corporate enterprises with which SDSU enjoys productive relationships. Additionally, Innovation Partners and the Enterprise Institute located at the SDSU Research Park Innovation Center in Brookings provide opportunities for networking with regional innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as opportunities for part-time employment and incubator space for students. SDSU enjoys a strong investor and alumni network in the corporate space that is actively engaged in the classroom and in student ventures.
Moreover, the Ness School enjoys generous philanthropic support for faculty development in the form of endowed chairs, professorships, and faculty-scholar appointments. To this end, the current SDSU Bold and Blue comprehensive campaign—the university’s third and largest fund-raising effort—endeavors to raise a half of a billion dollars to support the university.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 14, 2022.
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, a Research Statement attached as other (limited to 2 pages, outlining research philosophy, interests, and agenda to be developed into a portfolio of high impact, high quality peer reviewed publications), a Teaching Statement attached at work sample (limited to 2 pages, outlining one’s teaching interests, experiences, and philosophy), 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 Dr. Joseph Santos at (605) 688-4846 or Joseph.Santos@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 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.