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The School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development (SECHD) invites applications for an Assistant Director of Counseling and Human Resource Development at the main campus in Brookings, South Dakota. Working with the Director of the School of ECHD, the successful candidate will lead program coordination of the six Counseling specialization tracks at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and serve as the CACREP liaison. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track, open rank faculty position that is full-time and benefit-eligible The Assistant Director will be instrumental in maintaining accreditation standards with CACREP and the state, connecting and supporting the Counseling program at the Rapid City campus location, teaching graduate students, responding to inquiries regarding the overall academic unit, and maintaining an active research agenda as documented through publications and presentations. Key administrative requirements for this position are to provide input and make recommendations regarding the development of and expenditures from the budget, assist with identifying and securing temporary faculty, review program faculty workloads, oversee the admissions process, and other duties as assigned to the position. South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access. The expected start is June of 2024.
This position requires in-person teaching in Brookings, South Dakota.
The Assistant Director will:
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications. Release time will be allocated to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Counseling and Human Resource Development academic unit.
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 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures. The Counseling program is located in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The College houses 15 majors and 22 minors and serves roughly 2,200 students each year.
South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, a beautiful college town of about 24,000 residents. Brookings is 4.5 hours west of Minneapolis, 3 hours south of Fargo, and 3 hours north of Omaha. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. The Brookings Public School District ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. 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 October 23, 2023.
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.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The 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 criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy 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. Jay Trenhaile at Jay.Trenhaile@sdstate.edu.