Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

The College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University invites applications for a full-time, 9 month Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biology beginning Fall 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in microbiology, cell and molecular biology, and participating in the introductory biology courses. A successful candidate will have a terminal degree in biology or related field (ABD considered), plus a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Faculty may be involved in continuing their research, participating in service activities and advising students. Dakota State University incorporates computer technology into all courses and programs, so experience in the use of computer technology is also desirable.

Dakota State University is South Dakota’s computer technology and education institution. For more information about Dakota State University, see the DSU website at DSU is accredited through the AQIP process of the Higher Learning Commission and, to support its institutional accreditation, the university emphasizes continuous quality improvement in its institutional decision-making processes.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, vita, transcripts, names and contact information of at least three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers), and a statement of teaching philosophy. For questions concerning the position, contact Nancy Presuhn at . Review of applications will begin April 17, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.

Dakota State is located in Madison, S.D., a growing community of 7,200 people (2016 population estimate). Both the community and campus have been recognized as the safest in South Dakota. The greater Madison area has top-rated K-12 educational systems, an award winning critical access hospital, and a strong manufacturing and business environment. The area also has year-round recreational choices at its state parks, two scenic golf courses, joint community and campus fitness facility called the Community Center, and historic Prairie Village. Entertainment venues are located in Madison, and in nearby Brookings, Mitchell or Sioux Falls, S.D.

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. E-Verify, EOE.