Dakota State University (DSU) is extending nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Under the dynamic and visionary leadership of its new president, Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, DSU seeks an accomplished academic leader with an understanding and appreciation of the role of technology across all academic disciplines in a 21st century educational experience.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota, a scenic lake region 50 miles from Sioux Falls, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country with expanding industries in information technology, financial services, agriculture and health care. DSU serves 3,190 students on its beautiful 56-acre campus in Madison, at the University Center located in Sioux Falls, and on-line. DSU offers one of the country’s most distinctive sets of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, and healthcare informatics. DSU has been named by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in: Information Assurance Education, Information Assurance Research, and Cyber Operations, and most recently as an NSA/DHS Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) Regional Resource Center. Complementing its strength in high tech programs are over 40 high quality programs in business, teacher education, liberal arts, digital arts and design, mathematics, and the sciences. Dakota State University has infused computing into all of its courses and degree programs. The placement rate for DSU’s students is over 95 percent, with several programs achieving 100 percent. DSU is recognized as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution well equipped to support and drive economic development in the region.

Successful candidates will have a doctorate from a regionally-accredited U.S. university or equivalent international institution; faculty experience at the rank of Professor; a strong record of successful academic administrative experience in progressively responsible positions, which include budgeting, policy, and academic program development; experience in fostering collaboration between academic programs to create interdisciplinary educational experiences for students; experience in faculty leadership, mentoring, and faculty development; knowledge of enrollment management, facility planning, and research; and a record of achieving institutional goals and directing major projects.

For more information about Dakota State University, please visit A complete description of this exceptional opportunity along with detailed information about the qualifications as well as the application, nomination, or inquiry process is available online at   All application materials should be sent to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 8.

DSU has retained AGB Search to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals may be sent to Sally Mason, Ph.D. ( or 765-414-0299).

Dakota State University is committed to the recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities.  We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.  Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. EOE.