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Instructor, Lecturers of Atmospheric, Environmental Sciences Civil, Environmental Engineering

South Dakota school of Mines Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program
Rapid City, South Dakota (US)
Closing date
Apr 9, 2023

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Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Interdisciplinary/Other
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Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Civil and Environmental Engineering


The Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences program (AES) at South Dakota Mines invites applications for a full-time Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences with an anticipated start date of August 2023. This is a full-time, 9-month, benefited, term position. Preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in teaching a broad range of Atmospheric and Environmental Science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


An earned M.S or Doctorate degree in Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Experience teaching at the university level and expertise in areas such as global environmental change, biogeochemistry, NEPA compliance, or air quality is desired. The ideal candidate will also be able to develop classes in their area of expertise to compliment current program strengths.  Expectations will include teaching courses, curriculum development, supervising student capstone projects, advising students, and department service. As part of the online application process, you will be asked to attach a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the name, mailing address, phone number, and email address of three professional references.


The AES program is housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota Mines.  The program offers degrees at the bachelors, masters and PhD level with students specializing in either atmospheric or environmental sciences specializations.  The program has an interdisciplinary focus, with faculty expertise including hydrometeorology, climate science and resiliency, wildfire meteorology, severe storm dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction, biology, aquatic ecology, and sustainability.  We are seeking a new faculty member who can complement these areas of strength by having skills and expertise in environmental science. Please direct questions to the head of the search committee, Adam French (


South Dakota Mines is a best-in-class STEM university that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees located in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city with a MSA population of 148,933. With 226 days of sunshine, 1.2 million acres of breathtaking scenery of the Black Hills National Forest, 700 miles of motorized trails and nearly 500 miles of hiking trails, there is a lot to see and do. People from around the world come here each year to see top attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Terry Peak Ski Area, and Reptile Gardens. There’s something for everybody!


At Mines, our vision is to develop world-class leaders in science and engineering to benefit society through education, innovation, and engagement. Nearly 2,500 students from every state and 43 countries are represented on our campus. Mines is an affordable option with a great return on investment.


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 nationally competitive engineering teams. These experiences make graduates highly sought after by industry and attributes to high starting salaries and 97% placement rate in the field of study.


Research at Mines encompasses four main areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. Entrepreneurship is highly valued and programming assists students and faculty to engage in entrepreneurial activities and transition scientific and technological innovations into viable products and business startups.


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 March 30, 2023 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.


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