Jan 05, 2021

Director of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies

  • South Dakota State University
  • Brookings, SD, USA
Full time Department Chair

Job Description

Director of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, South Dakota State University. Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.


The School seeks a dynamic leader who will build upon the strengths of the previous Department of Psychology and Department of Sociology and Rural Studies to chart a course that will elevate social science disciplines at SDSU.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing forward-thinking leadership, including strategic planning and goal setting, active participation in campus and college-based student success initiatives, intentional mentoring of faculty and staff, effective scheduling and budgeting, and thoughtful engagement with donors and other external stakeholders. The Director manages School resources and ensures that they are efficiently utilized to achieve student learning outcomes, enhance student success, facilitate faculty research and scholarship, meet the professional needs of faculty and staff, and foster a collegial working environment. For a complete listing of the minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information for questions on the position, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process.  For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  Learn more about Brookings by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8OnH5eIgQ&feature=youtu.be.

The department actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  SDSU is an AA/EO employer.


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