The Ness School of Management and Economics (Ness School) at
South Dakota State university invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor of Marketing. The Ness
School seeks a dynamic, innovative scholar whose research interests
include, but are not limited to artificial intelligence, blockchain
technologies, the geo-positioning of markets, or the
inter-relationship of market participants with products and
services. This position is responsible for teaching marketing
management and marketing strategy with emphasis on analytical
decision-making that support the undergraduate business economics
major and marketing minor. Opportunities exist to teach in
the Professional Management graduate certificate and MS
Economics-Business Economics option. This is a 9-month,
full-time, benefit eligible, tenure-track position with an
anticipated date of employment of 22nd August 2022. The
position is supervised by the Director of the Ness School of
Management & Economics.
The position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a
collaborative multi-disciplinary environment within the Ness School
and across the university..
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.
- Teaching 5 undergraduate or graduate courses or sections each
- Ability to teach courses face to face on-campus and through
emerging modes of remote delivery, including hybrid and/or other
- Development and restructuring of undergraduate and/or graduate
courses in the Ness School to address emerging needs.
- Mentoring undergraduate and graduate student
- Establishment of a business-relevant research program leading
to quality peer-reviewed publication that meets the Ness School
Tenure and Promotion Standards and Scholarly Academic (SA)
requirements for AACSB.
- Exploring opportunities involving outreach of translational
research knowledge of importance to regional stakeholders.
- Participation in Ness School and university governance service
- A Ph.D. in Marketing, or equivalent research doctorate by
- Potential for scholarship resulting in quality peer-reviewed
applied research publication, as evidenced in the research
- Ability to teach marketing at undergraduate and graduate
- Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Effective written communication 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.
UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
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. The university’s employees embrace the
institution’s core values of being people-centered and expanding
knowledge through creativity, organizational and personal
integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is the
intellectual and cultural heart of SDSU. The college consists
of six interdisciplinary schools—American and Global Studies,
Communication and Journalism, Design, the Ness School of Management
and Economics, and Performing Arts—and one academic
department—English and Interdisciplinary Studies; additionally, the
college includes programs in military science (Army ROTC) and
Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC). The college’s unique
administrative structure supports and encourages interdisciplinary
collaboration among both faculty and students, allowing each unit
and discipline to thrive. The college is committed to
supporting the Land Grant Mission of SDSU. Our faculty
regularly conduct research that directly benefits the people of
South Dakota and our region with research that engages our
communities, supporting their social, cultural, and economic
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 SDSU Extension offices and Agricultural
Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized 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.
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. The site considers Brookings among the safest and
most vibrant cities in South Dakota.
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 4th and 5th 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, the Dakota Nature
Park, the South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, the South
Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, an outdoor adventure center,
and the Brookings summer arts festival.
THE NESS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND
The Ness School, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences, includes approximately 30 full-time faculty members and a
team of undergraduate academic advisors. The school embodies
an intellectual philosophy that economics and quantitative analysis
are foundational to thriving in and critically assessing a modern
global economy; students who major in business economics,
entrepreneurial studies, or agricultural business complete a
comprehensive suite of business courses, including those in our
42-credit management and economics core.
The Ness School of Management and Economics offers students a
high-quality education and excellent job-placement
opportunities. Graduates hold leadership and management
positions across the northern Great Plains, Midwest, and nationally
in banking and finance, processing and manufacturing management,
energy and bioenergy, and food and agribusiness management, and in
policy, oversight, and regulation; and many are leaders in the
broader innovation and entrepreneurship community.
The Ness School is in the process of securing AACSB
accreditation, managing significant enrollment growth in its
majors, and balancing new opportunities in core business
fields—including enterprise management and innovation—with its
traditional strengths in economics and quantitative analysis.
The school embraces interdisciplinary and inter-professional
collaboration in research, teaching, community engagement, and
extension work—in some cases, formally, for the school’s faculty
members who hold SDSU Extension appointments. The school
enrolls approximately 800 undergraduate majors, including more than
500 students who major in business economics and more than 200
students who major in agricultural business, a degree conferred by
the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.
The school also offers an undergraduate degree in economics, which
includes upper-level coursework in mathematical economics,
econometrics, and field areas in, for example, international
economics, environmental and resource economics, public policy, and
Additionally, the school offers a master’s degree in economics
that includes two program options: an economic-theory option that
requires courses in advanced microeconomics, advanced
macroeconomics, econometrics, and research methods, emphasizing
applied economic research in the form of graduate thesis; and a
business-economics option that requires courses in
managerial economics, advanced business decision science,
financial management, marketing strategy and analytics, and a
capstone experience that blends corporate finance,
entrepreneurship, and marketing analytics and potentially
collaborates with industry.
The Ness School operates within a rich and supportive
corporate-enterprise ecosystem. For example, Brookings is
home to Daktronics (DAKT; NASDAQ), 3M (MMM; NYSE), and Larson
Manufacturing (Fortune Brands, FBHS; NYSE). Meanwhile, Sioux
Falls, a 45-minute drive south of Brookings, is home to several
thriving corporate enterprises with which SDSU enjoys productive
relationships. Additionally, Innovation Partners and the
Enterprise Institute located at the SDSU Research Park Innovation
Center in Brookings provide opportunities for networking with
regional innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as opportunities for
part-time employment and incubator space for students. SDSU
enjoys a strong investor and alumni network in the corporate space
that is actively engaged in the classroom and in student
Moreover, the Ness School enjoys generous philanthropic support
for faculty development in the form of endowed chairs,
professorships, and faculty-scholar appointments. To this
end, the current SDSU Bold and Blue comprehensive campaign—the
university’s third and largest fund-raising effort—endeavors to
raise a half of a billion dollars to support the university.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to
applications received by February 14, 2022.
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
require the attachment of a cover letter,
which should specifically address how the candidate meets the
qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vita,
Research Statement attached as other, (limited to 2 pages,
outlining research philosophy, interests, and agenda to be
developed into a portfolio of high impact, high quality peer
reviewed publications), Teaching Statement attached as work sample
(limited to 2 pages, outlining one’s teaching interests,
experiences, and philosophy), 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
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free
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 Dr. George Langelett at
(605) 688-4865, or George.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.