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South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Competitive salary and benefits, plus relocation expenses
Closing date
Mar 27, 2023

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Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Other
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Full Time
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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track faculty position in Statistics. This position is supervised by the Department Head of Mathematics and Statistics. Principal duties include research, teaching, and outreach with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, response surface modeling, or related area. This individual will become an integral member of a varied and active team of Mathematics and Statistics faculty supporting the Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics, the Master’s degree in Statistics, the Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Data Science and the Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics offered at SDSU.

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.


Responsibilities include teaching and advising in undergraduate and graduate programs, and research, service, and outreach to the campus and region. Typical teaching duties include teaching three to six credits per semester of undergraduate and graduate courses and advising undergraduate and graduate student projects and research.  Research duties include developing and maintaining a regionally relevant research program in artificial intelligence, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, response surface modeling, or related area and developing external collaboration and outreach efforts and pursue external research funding and graduate student support. Excellence in teaching and enthusiasm for mentoring students is expected.


  • Ph.D. in statistics, data science, artificial intelligence, or closely related field by the starting date of the appointment.
  • Broad understanding of statistical theory with research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, or response surface modeling.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.
  • Potential to be an effective teacher and mentor to students.
  • Potential to develop and maintain a record of externally funded scholarly research and publication.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications.

BENEFITS:  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.


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.

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 of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics currently has 20 tenure-track faculty, 13 full-time instructors, 80 graduate students, and 185 undergraduate majors. The department currently offers a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Statistics, a B.S. and M.S. in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

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. 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 March 17, 2023.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online 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, transcript for terminal degree and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon 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 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. Hossein Moradi Rekabdarkolaee, Search Committee Chair at 605-688-6196 or

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 identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status that may become protected in the offering of all educational programs and employment. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing  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.

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