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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, South Dakota
salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

The Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is seeking a full-time, benefited, 9-month, term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to support the ACS approved Chemistry program starting Fall 2023. Primary responsibilities will include teaching General Chemistry lecture courses and supervising graduate teaching assistants in General Chemistry lab courses. The position will also provide opportunities to teach other courses in their area of expertise and to collaborate with other faculty in outreach and pedagogical innovations. A PhD in Chemistry or a related field is required. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to participate in service to the department and university, curriculum development, and student advising.

South Dakota Mines is a best-in-class STEM university that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees located in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city with a MSA population of 148,933. With 226 days of sunshine, 1.2 million acres of breathtaking scenery of the Black Hills National Forest, 700 miles of motorized trails and nearly 500 miles of hiking trails, there is a lot to see and do. People from around the world come here each year to see top attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Terry Peak Ski Area, and Reptile Gardens. There’s something for everybody!

At Mines, our vision is to develop world-class leaders in science and engineering to benefit society through education, innovation, and engagement. Nearly 2,500 students from every state and 43 countries are represented on our campus. Mines is an affordable option with a great return on investment.

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 nationally competitive engineering teams. These experiences make graduates highly sought after by industry and attributes to high starting salaries and 97% placement rate in the field of study.

Research at Mines encompasses four main areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. Entrepreneurship is highly valued and programming assists students and faculty to engage in entrepreneurial activities and transition scientific and technological innovations into viable products and business startups.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a talented 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 March 17, 2023, 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.


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