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Coordinator, Advisor, and Instructor

South Dakota State University
South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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The College of Natural Sciences at South Dakota State University (SDSU) is accepting applications for an Advisor, Coordinator, and Instructor position for the College of Natural Sciences. This is a full-time 12-month, non-faculty exempt, benefit-eligible appointment.  This position will provide support for students in collaboration with the faculty and staff of the College of Natural Sciences and will lead, create, maintain, and implement recruitment activities for the college.

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.


The incumbent will advise students, teach first year seminar and coordinate student recruitment functions for College of Natural Sciences students. This professional will assist in recruiting, retaining, and tracking undergraduate majors as well as developing and maintaining relationships with academic, business, and industry partners who support recruitment efforts.


Earned Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Student Affairs, Education or related field by start date plus 1-year full time experience (2 years of ½ time graduate assistantship may be substituted). Experience in at least one of the following is required: 1.) experience creating or leading STEM recruitment activities, 2.) academic advising, 3.) career advising, 4.) undergraduate student success initiatives.  A valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.  Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, organizational ability, demonstrated programmatic leadership skills, and information technology skills.


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.

Our College: 

South Dakota State University is a Land Grant university and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. The SDSU College of Natural Sciences has 60 faculty members, over 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.  The SDSU College of Natural Sciences has a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.  For a closer look, please visit the college website at:

South Dakota State University:

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive teaching and research institution and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high-research activity university with more than $70 million in annual research expenditures. Enrolled students are from all states and 62 countries in six degree-granting colleges and the graduate school. Students select from 70 undergraduate majors, 12 Ph.D. programs, two professional doctoral degrees, and 29 master’s degree programs. The university also offers courses at off-campus sites, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses and programs online.


The university’s main campus is located in Brookings (population ~22,100), the state’s fourth-largest city.  Brookings, located on Interstate 29 near the Minnesota border, is the home to a broad economic base that includes national and international manufacturers. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. Highlights are the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, the annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival in July, and the Brookings Marathon each May. It is 50 miles north of the Sioux Falls Metro Area, which has a population ~230,000, and has excellent air-connectivity. The Twin Cities and Omaha are within a four-hour drive of Brookings. Mount Rushmore and the scenic Black Hills recreational area, popular tourist destinations, are located on the western side of the state.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 10th, 2022.


SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, 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, including a description of advising and teaching philosophy and qualifications for this position; Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, and a 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 this process. 

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 Ashley McConnell at or (605) 688-4805.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made at TTY (605) 688-4394.  SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected class 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, Administration 318, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.

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