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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
SD School of Mines in the Rapid City, South Dakota
Date Posted 08/13/2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Working Title
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posting Number

SDSMT-Academic Affairs

Physical Location of Position (City)
Rapid City

Posting Text
  • This announcement is limited to present South Dakota School of Mines & Technology employees.
    The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate will provide leadership for all areas of Academic Affairs, including academic programs, academic budget development and resource allocation, faculty recruitment and retention, enrollment management,
    student success, institutional and program assessment, library services, and youth outreach programs. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the University President and is the president’s senior advisor on all matters relating to academic administration. The position serves on the Executive Council and University Cabinet and is the senior executive in charge of the campus in the absence of the President. Additionally, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the institutional representative to the state-wide Academic Affairs Council for the South Dakota Board of Regents.
    The successful applicant will possess an earned doctorate in engineering, science, mathematics or a closely related discipline from an accredited university and have a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship. In addition, the candidate should have

  • at least five years of successful senior academic administrative experience;
  • understanding of the interrelationship of academic and administrative units in a public university;
  • a record of success and significant experience in academic program development, competitive research, assessment, accreditation, enrollment management, technology implementation, and faculty development;
  • the desire and ability to work collaboratively and innovatively in a team-oriented work environment;
  • the experience and ability to resolve administrative problems with discretion and good judgment;
  • strong interpersonal, supervisory, mentoring and communication skills;
  • a commitment to fostering excellence in research and teaching;
  • the ability to make data-driven decisions within resource limitations;
  • demonstrated understanding of donor development and familiarity with a capital campaign; and
  • a demonstrated commitment to diversity in hiring, including affirmative action and equal opportunity.
  • Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 97% placement rate. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.
    South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,700 students from 45 states and 35 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second, largest city (with an urban population of 74,421 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and
    South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Position will close on August 16, 2020. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

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12 months

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This announcement is limited to present South Dakota School of Mines & Technology employees.

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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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