Job Detail

Organization: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Title: Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer of Geology and Geological Engineering
Location: Rapid City, SD USA

Posted: 2021-11-05
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer of Geology and Geological Engineering
Geology and Geological Engineering

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a full-time, benefited, 9-month, non-tenure-track Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer to teach courses in geospatial technology, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, land surveying, and/or other courses as needed. The successful candidate also will coordinate the geospatial minor and certificate programs offered by the department; administer the statewide Esri GIS software agreement; manage campus GIS licensing; and provide technical support to staff and students. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2022.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

A Masterís degree in geology, geography, or related science/engineering field is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Teaching and/or professional experience is desired. Opportunities for summer instruction through the Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station and conducting professional GIS workshops also may be available.

Established in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nationís leading engineering, science, and technology universities. South Dakota Mines is located in Rapid City, SD, and 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 todayís 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. College students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM, and eager to solve societyís most pressing problems excel at Mines. 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 2,400 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment by College Factual. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 97 percent in their field of study.

Rapid City is the state's second-largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and a 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

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 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 February 1, 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 based on 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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