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
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
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: http://sdsmt.edu/The-Rushmore-Region/.
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 &