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Instructor, Lecturer, or Assistant Professor of Practice – Environmental Sustainability

The University of South Dakota
57069, Vermillion
Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 5, 2024

The Department of Sustainability & Environment at the University of South Dakota seeks candidates for a new faculty position in environmental sustainability at the instructor, lecturer, or assistant professor of practice (APP) level. We especially seek candidates with expertise in Indigenous/Native American knowledges and/or food systems. This is a full-time, in-person, 9-month position to begin in August 2024.

The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate sustainability curriculum by teaching Sustainable Environment (SUST 113) and Sustainable Environment Lab (SUST 113L) online and potentially at the University of South Dakota Sioux Falls campus and by mentoring undergraduate sustainability majors through academic advising. Additional teaching assignments will be determined based on the candidate’s expertise. The position will have a higher-than-average service appointment for the candidate to lead sustainability co-curricular activities on the Vermillion main campus, such as advising student sustainability organizations and overseeing some campus sustainability efforts (e.g., campus garden).

At the lecturer and APP levels, the candidate may contribute to teaching in the master’s and PhD degrees in sustainability. At the APP level, the position would have a research appointment that would include mentoring graduate students in research. Preference will be given for candidates who conduct food systems and/or Native American-led or -informed research.

Required qualifications:

· Educational background in environmental sustainability, environmental science, environmental studies, or a related field

· A master’s degree by the time of appointment is required at the instructor level, and a doctoral degree by the time of appointment is required at the lecturer and APP levels.

· Teaching experience and/or experience recruiting, mentoring, and advising students

Preferred qualifications (one or more of the following):

· Is knowledgeable about healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable food systems

· Invested in building reciprocal relationships with local Native nations and Native communities

· Uses Indigenous-informed, place-based, experiential, and/or culturally informed pedagogy

Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at and must provide a cover letter that describes their background with respect to the qualifications listed above, a CV, a statement of teaching interest, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Candidates applying at the APP level must also provide a statement of research.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Meghann Jarchow, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sustainability & Environment (

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