Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, South Dakota
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Oct 16, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences (CABS) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a full-time, benefited, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in Chemistry, with emphasis in Organic Chemistry-broadly defined.  The desired start date is August 2019.  Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline at the time of the appointment and must demonstrate potential to develop and maintain an externally-funded research program.  Candidates with research areas that complement those of the current faculty and build on the strengths of the department and interdisciplinary graduate programs are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in instruction and will be expected to teach Organic Chemistry and possibly advanced elective courses in their area of expertise.  Previous teaching experience is desired.

The CABS Department offers an ACS-certified undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an undergraduate degree in Applied Biological Sciences.  Faculty in the department have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary graduate programs of Materials Engineering and Science, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering.  Faculty can also collaborate with the externally or state funded Research Centers on campus.  Research areas currently being pursued by CABS faculty include energy storage materials, green chemistry, environmental science, nanomaterials, biochemistry, and deep underground science.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. 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 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the 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, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous 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 December 7, 2018, 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.