The School of Health and Consumer Sciences (HCS) is inviting
applications for a
9-month, full-time, benefit eligible, tenure-track position with
rank of assistant professor in the area of Exercise Science.
Priority will be given to exercise physiologists with an interest
in chronic disease prevention through clinical and/or community
programming. The role of this faculty member will be to teach
courses in the undergraduate and graduate Exercise Science
programs. Potential courses include Exercise Testing and
Prescription, Lab Techniques and ECG and Clinical Stress Testing.
The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally
funded research program, mentor student research, and participate
in service responsibilities at the university and national levels.
This position is supervised by the School Director of Health and
Consumer Sciences. Position start date is no later than August 22,
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that 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.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Exercise
- Establish an independent, externally funded research
- Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
- Provide professional service and leadership.
- Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be
authorized to work in the United States.
- Doctoral degree in Exercise Science or closely related field
completed by the date of appointment.
- Record of research publications and grantsmanship proportionate
- Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the
Exercise Science program.
- Effective organizational skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal
- Teaching experience in higher education.
- Demonstrated contribution in research to applied and/or
clinical exercise science in chronic disease prevention through
clinical and/or community programming.
- Record of involvement in internally and/or externally funded
- Research interest aligned with federal
(NIH or NIFA, FFAR, etc.) health research
- Record of professional service.
- Exercise Science certification such as ACSM-EP, ACSM-CEP, and
others appropriate for specialization.
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.
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most
comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an
enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.
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. Its employees embrace the university’s core values
of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity,
embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to
diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.
The School of Health and Consumer Science consists of
undergraduate and graduate programs in Athletic Training, Community
and Public Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher
Education, Sports and Recreation Management, Nutrition and
Dietetics, Aviation Education, Consumer Affairs, Fashion Studies
and Apparel Merchandising, and Leadership and Management of
Nonprofit Organizations. The department serves approximately
650 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate majors and 35
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 Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment
Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United
States 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 for wrestling.
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
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open
until filled with full consideration given to applications received
by October 1, 2021.
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, and 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
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 Search Chair, Lee
Weidauer at 605-688-4630 or Lee.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 SDSU
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, creed,
national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender
identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status that may become protected under law against discrimination
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.