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Faculty for School of Education
Post Date: 08/25/2020
Close Date: 11/30/2020
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$30,000 - $49,999

Dickinson, ND

Job Description:
TITLE: Faculty for School of Education

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The School of Education at Dickinson State University is devoted to assisting prospective teachers develop the critical thinking skills, patience, and caring common to all successful educators. Upon the completion of a degree program within our department, you will have the ability to contribute to the improvement of education for students in our region and improve the quality of life for all its inhabitants. Originally founded in 1918 as a teaching college, Dickinson State University has built a reputation of training teachers who are well equipped for the classroom.

A full-time faculty teaches a load of 12 credits per semester, maintains appropriate scholarly activities, participates in professional development, and provides service to the university on-campus and off-campus. This is a face-to-face instructional position on the Dickinson State University Campus in Dickinson, ND.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Department Chair


Master’s degree in elementary education or reading
Five years of K-8 experience in elementary education and/or reading instruction
Experience in curriculum design
Teaching license in elementary education (active, or expired within 5 years)
Proficient computer skills and the ability to deliver online instruction in a variety of platforms such as Blackboard, Moodle etc.
Strong and empathetic communication
Demonstrable research-based teaching practices
Strong collaboration skills


Doctorate in education
Higher education teaching experience

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $42,500-48,000/annually commensurate with qualifications and experience (pro-rated for the first term). And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: Spring Semester; January 11, 2021


Teaching Effectiveness

Teaching effectiveness includes, but may not be limited to the following:
Teach assigned class load.
Make appropriate preparations for the semester including syllabus preparation, preparation of lecture/class materials, preparation of tests, and assignments as appropriate, assessment of student learning outcomes, revision of course material when needed, and preparation of academic reports.
Act as a professional role model for students.
Communicate effectively with students.
Be punctual and utilize class time effectively.
Stay current in field of expertise.
Be available to students and provide assistance as needed.

Scholarship Activities and Self-Improvement

Scholarship activities and self-improvement includes, but may not be limited to the following:
Evaluate and select material for classroom activities.
Create new courses.
Review professional curriculum material.
Professional reading and/or research for self-improvement and effectiveness.
Work toward advanced degree, continuing education, including experiential learning.
Participate in professional organizations.
Attend and present at conferences, workshops, conventions and seminars.
Research and writing in content area specialty

On-Campus Contributions to the University

Activities may include, but are not limited to:
Advising of students
Raising funds
Serving on campus committees and councils
Conducting and/or assisting at clinics, workshops, camps, etc.
Supporting DSU’s continuing education-outreach efforts
Attending university functions
Advising student organizations

Off-Campus Contributions to the University

Activities in this category may include, but are not limited to:
Present to community groups.
Organize and/or work with community organizations.
Belong to or hold office in community organizations.
Seek or hold governmental office or working on behalf of governmental candidates and/or organizations.
Serve on advisory boards.
Serve western North Dakota as a resource within area of expertise.


This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.


Band: 2000 Faculty (rank dependent upon education and experience)

Term: 9 months (approximately August 16 – May 15)

Status: Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed as received. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at http://www2.dsu.nodak.edu/jobopenings/openings.aspx , then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications , a current C.V. and copies of post-secondary transcripts by the date stated above.

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire; sponsorship will not be considered.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional comprehensive institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota . The University’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota.

For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video .

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, religion, gender identity, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, political belief or affiliation, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Dickinson State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, or employment opportunities as required by Title IX. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. Inquiries concerning Title VI, VII, ADA, ADEA, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer , Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, May Hall, Room 309, Dickinson, ND 58601, (701) 483-2370, dsu.titleix@dickinsonstate.edu or the Director of Human Resources at (701) 483-2476 or DSU.HR@dickinsonstate.edu .
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