JOB – Asst. Prof., of Sustainability, Univ. of South Dakota

The College of Arts and Sciences of University of South Dakota is in the process of adding a sustainability major and invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member to promote and grow a sustainability major at USD, teach courses within the program, and contribute to broader campus initiatives related to sustainability.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field, along with demonstrated teaching and research interests in sustainability. Candidates from a variety of disciplines in the natural sciences, environmental sciences, and social sciences are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Sustainability or have professional experience in a sustainability program. The major being designed is broadly interdisciplinary in nature, with both B.A. and B.S. options for students. We are open to various models of appointment, including a joint appointment or an appointment in a home department. Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside of the classroom.

Rank is commensurate with credentials and experience.

Apply on line at
by submitting a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and a statement of research interests.

For information about this position or process, please contact the search committee chair at Chair of Sustainability Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark, Vermillion, SD 57069 or via email to

Review of applications will begin December 27, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Some flexibility on start date exists.