• Full Time
  • Brookings
  • February 1, 2021

Website South Dakota State University

The Division of Education, Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University invites applications for Associate Director of Teacher Education and Accreditation/Associate/Assistant Professor. The Associate Director of Teacher Education will be responsible for providing leadership of the CAEP accreditation process and for assessment and data collection across the teacher education and educational administration program areas. This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track, benefit-eligible appointment with a 50% administrative and 50% teaching/research workload with a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications.  The option for summer contract work will be assessed based on needs of the division.  The position reports to the Director of the Division of Education, Counseling and Human Development. The position begins in August 2021. 

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


Coordination and implementation of all assessment measures including those in the Common Indicator Systems Network, to which we belong.
Working with the division director and dean to maintain and strengthen collaborations with faculty and administrators in all 18 teacher certification programs across campus and will ensure that all programs are providing common assessment data as required by our national accrediting body, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [CAEP].
Providing leadership of the CAEP accreditation process and for assessment and data collection across the teacher education and educational administration program areas.
Teaching two-three graduate/undergraduate education classes per year.
Conducting a focused line of scholarly activity appropriate to teacher education or educational leadership.


Must be authorized to work in the United States; sponsorship is not available for this position.
Terminal degree in education or very closely related field by start date.
Eligible for faculty rank at the assistant or associate professor level.
Demonstrated experience with assessment and data collection.
Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across multiple disciplines within teacher education.
Ability to provide leadership of accreditation and assessment work.
Record of research publications proportionate with experience.
Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.
Evidence of effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Effective written communication skills.


Experience with CAEP accreditation.
Experience with the Common Indicators Systems Network (or equivalent).
Teaching experience in higher education.


Commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will receive an administrative stipend in addition to their faculty salary.


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.


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.

SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

At the undergraduate level, Teacher Education at SDSU is home to the only Agricultural Education, Early Childhood Education, and Family & Consumer Sciences Education programs in the state. Additionally, we work closely with 18 program areas across campus to certify secondary teacher education candidates. This unique arrangement allows our secondary graduates to complete full degrees in their content area as well as teacher certification. We also have graduate programs in Agricultural Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Administration.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

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 February 1, 2021. 


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, and 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, successful completion of a criminal background check.  

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. 

It is the policy of the University 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 Search Chair, Lynda Venhuizen at lynda.venhuizen@sdstate.edu or Director, Jay Trenhaile at jay.trenhaile@sdstate.edu.    

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.

To apply for this job please visit yourfuture.sdbor.edu.