Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer -
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, 9-month term 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 will coordinate the geospatial minor and certificate programs offered by the department; administer the statewide GIS software consortium, manage campus GIS licensing; and provide technical support to staff and students. A Master's degree in geology, geography or related science/engineering field is required; a PhD is preferred. Teaching and/or professional experience is desired. Opportunities for summer instruction through the Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station also may be available.

The university is at the center of diverse geological terrain and is located in Rapid City, SD. The Black Hills uplift lies within the northern Rocky Mountains, contains a historical gold mining region, and is flanked by the fossil rich Badlands and the energy resource rich Williston and Powder River basins. Geology and Geological Engineering research initiatives span the Black Hills region, as well as domestic and international targets. Our Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station offers a variety of geology, geological engineering, volcanology, paleontology, and environmental field camps in locations worldwide. The affiliated Museum of Geology includes the Paleontology Research Laboratory housing collections of over 500,000 mineral and fossil specimens. A variety of analytical and equipment facilities exist within the department and across campus, including two teaching labs with access to a full suite of geospatial software products. Further, the university tablet program provides PC laptop computers, including GIS software, for all undergraduates.

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 98% placement rate and an average starting salary of over $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls over 2,800 students from 41 states and 28 countries. Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 73,569 and metropolitan population of 197,628) 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 August 21, 2017, 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.

posted: 21 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.