Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor and Program Coordinator for Counseling and Human Resources Development – South Dakota

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor and Program Coordinator for Counseling and Human Resources Development

South Dakota State University

South Dakota


Job description

The School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development (ECHD) is seeking candidates for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty, open rank position at our main campus in Brookings, South Dakota with a state date of August 2023. This is full-time, benefit-eligible, position that will also serve as the Program Coordinator for Counseling and Human Resource Development. Primary responsibilities includeoversight of six Counseling specialization tracks, maintain accreditation standards with CACREP and the state, teach graduate students, provide academic advisement support to students in the program, respond to inquiries regarding the overall academic unit, connect and support the Counseling program at the Rapid City campus location, participate in committees, maintain an active research agenda as documented through publications and presentations, provide input and make recommendations regarding the development of and expenditures from the budget, assist with identifying and securing temporary faculty (adjuncts), review program faculty workloads, and oversee graduate applications and other duties as assigned to the position. 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 mission of access. The position is supervised by the Director of the School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development.

This position requires in-person teaching in Brookings, South Dakota.


  • Teach graduate courses in a CACREP-approved master’s level program including clinical courses such as Practicum and/or Internship.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research
  • Coordination of the counseling program(s)- review course offerings, plans of study and curriculum changes
  • Review program faculty workloads and oversee graduate applications
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance.
  • Engage in service to the university and community
  • Makes recommendations regarding the development of and expenditures from the budget and temporary faculty (adjuncts)
  • Commitment to serving a heterogeneous student body by delivering a student-centered education and using approaches that support equitable outcomes for all students.

· Support college and school initiatives.


· Earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education program by August 2023 or an equivalent doctorate plus one year full-time in a CACREP accredited counseling program prior to the 2012-2013 school year.

· Eligibility for licensure and/or certification in the state of South Dakota.

· Knowledge of CACREP standards.

· Leadership ability

· Ability to teach in university settings (on-campus and online).

· Potential for scholarly activity, publication, and success in obtaining external funding to support research activity.

· Clinical supervision skills at the graduate level.

· Actively identify with the counseling profession through sustained memberships in counseling organizations; the maintenance of certifications and/or licenses pertinent to the counseling specialty area(s); and, sustained professional development and renewal activities related to counseling, professional service and advocacy in counseling, and research and scholarly activity in counseling.

· Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


· Experience with CACREP accreditation self-study reports and/or site visits.

· Experience and/or training in Play Therapy.

· Experience working within rural and frontier communities.

· Commitment to principles of affirmative action, equal opportunity and working with a variety of audiences

SALARY: 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.

UNIVERSITY /COMMUNITY: 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.The Counseling program is located in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The College houses 15 majors and 22 minors and serves roughly 2,200 students each year.

South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, a beautiful college town of about 24,000 residents. Brookings is 4.5 hours west of Minneapolis, 3 hours south of Fargo, and 3 hours north of Omaha. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. The Brookings Public School District ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by April 2, 2023.

How to apply

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The 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 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 contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, 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.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Jay Trenhaile at [email protected].

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 [email protected]. 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.

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