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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

SD School of Mines & Technology
South Dakota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, benefited, tenure-track position in Computer Science and Engineering with the anticipated start date of August 2022.  


A doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a closely related field and a commitment to both teaching and research is required. The successful applicant is expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate computer science or computer engineering courses, advise students, supervise student projects, and establish an externally funded research program. The typical teaching load is three to four courses per academic year. Excellence in teaching and research will be expected. 


The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Computer Science and an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. The department also offers an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Department research interests include machine learning and A.I., data science and analytics, security and networking, computer vision and virtual reality, scientific and high-performance computing. Faculty members are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research projects across the campus. More information is available at the department website,


Established in 1885, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities located in Rapid City, South Dakota. For prospective college students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM and eager to solve society’s most pressing problems, South Dakota Mines delivers a best-in-class education at an affordable price, with a supportive and collaborative campus community that prepares graduates to become in-demand leaders in today’s fastest-growing industries.  


Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.  


South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,500 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 319 similar institutions across the United States. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 96 percent. 


Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, 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, biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit:  


South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life coverage options for employees, spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin January 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation. 



South Dakota Mines 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.  




SD Mines is an EEO/AA/ADA employer & provider.  

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