South Dakota State University (SDSU) is seeking a visionary and
engaged faculty member whose expertise and leadership will elevate
scholarly research and advance teaching efforts focused on autism
and autism spectrum disorders within the College of Education and
Human Sciences. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track,
benefit-eligible position with possible appointment as an assistant
professor, associate professor, or professor depending upon
experience. Initial appointment shall be as faculty within the
Rehabilitation Counseling concentration, which is dedicated to
enhancing the effectiveness of service to people with disabilities.
This position is supervised by the Director of the School of
Education Counseling, and Human Development with an anticipated
start date of August 2022.
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
The Lucas P. Wintrode Professor of Autism Studies
at SDSU will be an experienced and enthusiastic faculty
leader who will:
- Demonstrate leadership in scholarly activity and/or applied
provide exceptional education through classroom instruction.
- Guide and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in their
work to support individuals with Autism.
- Develop an annual plan outlining goals and propose a budget for
use of endowed funds supporting the professorship and related
activities. The plan shall be approved by the Dean of the College
of Education and Human Sciences.
- Maintain a high-level of scholarly activity and/or research
productivity through grant funding, peer-reviewed publications, and
presentations at national and/or international forums in alignment
with the appropriate academic discipline.
- Teach college-level courses and/or supervise candidates based
on program needs.
actively engage in professional organizations at the local, state,
and national level.
- Recruit, retain and advise students.
- Terminal Degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in Counseling, Education,
Human Development, or a closely related field by date of
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
- Nationally recognized scholarship and/or professional
activities in Autism studies.
- Demonstrated capacity to develop strong collaborative
partnerships among institutions of higher education, local
education agencies, government agencies, industry, and
nonprofit organizations where collaboration will enhance the
strengths of the College and stakeholders.
- Three years of successful teaching experience at the university
- Demonstrated commitment to student success.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Successful record of developing and delivering academic
programs in a university setting.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with community schools,
mental health partners, and a broad array of campus partners in
support of student success.
- Evidence of successfully advancing academic programs through
university and institutional processes.
- Successful college teaching experience, particularly with
teacher education, human development, and/or counselor education
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. Its employees embrace the university’s core values
of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity,
embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to
diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.
The School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development
creates a unique niche across programs in education and human
science fields that emphasizes developmental sciences and the
science of learning. By more fully integrating human development
and education, we will be able to better ground teacher education
in the context of developmental and cultural relevance, and we will
further strengthen our offerings in human development by grounding
them in the science of learning. Both areas underscore the
importance of how learning across the lifespan develops in diverse
learners. Diverse here references not only differences in cognitive
and learning styles, but differences in culture, socioeconomic
status, and lifestyle.
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 Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment
Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United
States 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 for wrestling.
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. It
considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in
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 fourth and fifth 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, Dakota Nature
Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota
Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the
Brookings Summer Arts Festival.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to
applications received by March 18, 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 also
require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically
address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in
the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, 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
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 Kristine Ramsay Seaner at
(605) 688-6180 or Kristine.RamsaySeaner@sdstate.edu.
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)