Instructor of Concrete Industry Management

SDNA   Brookings, SD   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 13, 2024
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The Department of Construction and Operations Management in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University invites applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the academic rank of Instructor in Concrete Industry Management with a tentative begin date of August 2024. If you’re driven by a desire to make a lasting impact and eager to shape the future of the concrete management industry, we want to hear from you! The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at South Dakota State University is one of only five such programs in the country. Due to the growth in the Construction Management and Concrete Industry Management programs, the department name will be officially changed to Construction and Concrete Industry Management (CCIM) on July 1, 2024. CIM is a business management program focused on the concrete industry, candidates with a thorough understanding of business and concrete is crucial. This position is supervised by the program director of the Concrete Industry Management program. This position is located in Brookings, South Dakota and is a 9 Month, full-time, benefits-eligible position.

The current COM department finds its home within the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, one of the eight colleges at South Dakota State University. The vision of the College is to be a nationally recognized, regionally relevant, student-centered, and accessible land-grant college, and achieve the university’s mission of providing a rigorous, practical education oriented toward problem-solving, conducting world-class regionally relevant research, and providing technical assistance to existing and emerging business, industry and government.

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.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

    • Teaching undergraduate level courses and/or laboratories in concrete related disciplines.
    • Serve as an undergraduate academic advisor.
    • Serve as a mentor/advisor to student design competition teams.
    • Serve on department, college, and university committees as assigned.
    • Participate in departmental service and operations activities (such as student recruitment, student orientation, assessment, faculty committees, etc.) as assigned.
    • Perform functions related to undergraduate program coordination, as assigned.
    • Other duties assigned by the program director.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise instructional lab assistants and other technical/program support personnel as necessary.

The salary range for this position is commensurate with qualifications, starting at $70,000 for 9-month appointment. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 6% matching, 9.34 hours of sick leave each month, and eleven paid holidays. Relocation benefits are available per university’s guidelines.
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with over $60 million annual research expenditures, more than 200 academic programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. We offer a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusions and access. The university is part of a dynamic community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees, which offers an abundance of attractions and activities. South Dakota State University offers a wide range of excellent 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience in construction or related industry, or Bachelor’s Degree in Concrete Industry Management with at least 2 years of experience in the concrete industry.
  • Potential or ability to develop course content and teach at the collegiate level.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • A valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire and a willingness to travel.
  • Masters’ degree or higher in a construction related field accompanied by relevant concrete or construction industry experience.
  • Documented evidence of teaching experience.
  • Previous supervisory or leadership experience.
  • Experience with conducting concrete trial batches in a lab setting.
  • Active affiliation with industry organizations (ACI, NRMCA, etc.)
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.” 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 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, 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.