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Institution:South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Department:Chemical and Biological Engineering
Location:Rapid City, South Dakota
Target rank:Instructor, Lecturer
Tenure track:no
Start date:Spring 2018
Posting date:September 11, 2018
Application deadline:none
More info URL:http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment
Contact: R.M. Winter
Research areas:Education

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Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for an Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering with an anticipated start date of the spring 2019 semester. The principal duties are to (i) effectively teach Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate courses and laboratories and (ii) academic advising. The CBE Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer may have as their responsibility, preparing and presenting lectures, organizing and supervising laboratory sections, developing and supervising design projects, writing and grading examinations and laboratory reports, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, monitoring teaching assistants, and assigning grades. Teaching faculty members will be encouraged to develop innovative teaching methods and educational enrichment activities. Other duties may include involvement in course and program assessment, curriculum development, professional advising, K-12 outreach and recruitment, and other education-related committee work. This position is a full-time, 9-month benefited, non-tenure-track, term position. It is anticipated that this will be an on-going position, dependent upon performance, department need and funding.

The successful applicant will have a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. or higher degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field. Extensive relevant industrial experience in lieu of a Master’s degree may be considered. A proven record of academic and/or industrial excellence and demonstrated skills to effectively execute the anticipated responsibilities are highly desired.

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has a long-standing tradition of excellent process oriented educational programs. In 2011, CBE moved into the $19MM Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building which offers state of the art teaching facilities, research laboratories and includes a new pilot scale unit operations laboratory. The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees, and currently is home to about 225 undergraduate and 35 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. CBE has a strong research enterprise with grant expenditures exceeding $2.5MM. For more information regarding the CBE Department visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/CBE.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

School of Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: http://www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin September 25, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.