Assistant Professor and Nies Early Career Faculty Scholar of Enterprise Management (Tenure Track)
South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, South Dakota
Salary: Commensurate w/qualifications
Tenure Track or Tenured
The Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Enterprise Management. Attached to the position is a three-year-termed, renewable Nies Early Career Faculty Scholar designation that provides $30,000 annually to support, at the direction of the named early career faculty scholar, research, outreach, and student-scholarship outcomes in enterprise management that strategically align with Nies Endowment program and the AACSB-informed strategic plan of the Ness School.
The Ness School seeks a dynamic, innovative scholar whose research interests include, but are not limited to, enterprise management and corporate innovation. Research outcomes associated with this position, which the school’s standards document precisely specifies in the context of the school’s mission, must satisfy the academic standards the AACSB associates with its faculty-status classification, Scholarly Academic. Teaching responsibilities associated with this position include undergraduate and graduate sequences of business and management analytics, including, for example, advanced business decision science and organizational management.
The Ness School, which includes approximately 30 full-time faculty members and a team of academic advisors, embodies an intellectual philosophy that economics and quantitative analysis are foundational to thriving in and critically assessing a modern global economy. In keeping with the land-grant mission of the university, the school is the premier source for economics and business intelligence in the region. The school engages its stakeholders in the classroom, through scholarship, and through outreach—formally through SDSU Extension and otherwise. The school is a unit of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Ness School is in the process of securing AACSB accreditation, managing significant enrollment growth in its majors, and balancing new opportunities in core business fields with its traditional strengths in economics and quantitative analysis. In its research, teaching, and outreach efforts, the school embraces interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration. The roughly 800 students who major in the Ness School complete coursework in intermediate economics, calculus, statistics, accounting, and business finance; and students who major in business economics, agricultural business, or entrepreneurial studies complete a comprehensive suite of business courses, including those in our management core.
This is a 9-month, full-time, benefit eligible, tenure-track position. The position is supervised by the Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.
We anticipate a start date of August 22, 2023.
The occupant of this assistant professorship in enterprise management must:
Maintain high research productivity resulting regularly in peer-reviewed, scholarly publications in top-tier academic journals, grant funding, and presentations at national or international forums that tightly align with the field areas associated with this position, that meet the school’s tenure-and-promotion standards, and that satisfy the academic standards the AACSB associates with its faculty-status classification, Scholarly Academic.
Lead with exceptional pedagogy in the classroom and through undergraduate- and graduate-student mentorship.
Teach five undergraduate or graduate courses or sections each academic year in conventional face-to face on-campus formats and, potentially, through emerging modes of remote delivery, including hybrid and/or other online format.
Participate in Ness School and university governance service activities.
Report to the Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.
The occupant of this assistant professorship in enterprise management must:
Hold a Ph.D. in management or a related business field by hiring date.
Present strong evidence of the potential for effective research, teaching, and outreach outcomes.
Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences on and off campus.
Possess excellent organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills.
Contribute meaningfully to shared governance across the university.
The occupant of this assistant professorship in enterprise management has:
Demonstrated research, teaching, and outreach outcomes that meaningfully advance knowledge in the field of enterprise management, broadly defined.
Participated in inter- and multi-disciplinary efforts, collaborating with colleagues on research, curriculum designs, and outreach efforts that raise the profile and stature of enterprise management.
Commensurate with qualifications.
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures. Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League, and the Big XII.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by November 30, 2022.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, research sample (attached as work sample), statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 3 pages, attached as other), and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.
South Dakota State University is a public institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,847 (fall 2021), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 387 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.