South Dakota School of Mines and Technology seeking two tenure track faculty in English

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Assistant Professor of English
Posting Number F01055P
Department SDSMT-Humanities and Social Sciences
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for two full-time, benefited, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in English. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in writing and technical and science communication and to contribute to the curriculum of our interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Society major, which has two tracks: (1) environment and sustainability and (2) policy and law. Preferred candidates will have additional expertise in science and technology studies, technology and humanities, digital humanities or rhetoric, user experience, or other similar areas.
A PhD in English, rhetoric and composition, technical and professional writing or communication, or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Experience teaching at the university level is preferred. The desired start date for these positions is August 2023. To apply, please submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter addressing both teaching and research, and a list of three references with contact information using the application link below. For questions about these positions, contact Dr. Kyle Knight, Search Committee Chair, at
Established in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s 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 today’s 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 society’s 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 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 talented 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 a 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 January 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
Posting Date 10/28/2022
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/09/2023
Advertised Salary  
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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. 
Contact Information
For questions about these positions, contact Dr. Kyle Knight, Search Committee Chair, at

Working Conditions

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