Instructor of Environmental Science

South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Northern State University seeks a full-time Instructor of Environmental Science to begin August 2021.


Qualifications:  A Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems, or a closely related field is required. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a variety of courses, embrace interdisciplinary curricula, and have strong communication skills.


Responsibilities:  The applicant will teach a variety of courses primarily housed in the Science and Math Department at NSU. Teaching responsibilities will include GIS, Environmental Biology, Physical Geography (and other Geography courses) and others based on departmental needs. Additional courses such as First Year Seminar may be added to the course rotation as needed. The applicant must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and be willing to participate in service activities as requested. 


Values: Northern State University is committed to building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view. We strongly encourage women and individuals bringing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives to apply.


Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts, and College of Professional Studies including the Millicent Atkins School of Education and the School of Business. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as multiple disciplinary accrediting bodies. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields.