Director of Census Data Center and Open Rank Professor, South Dakota State University

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Department of Sociology and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University

The Department of Sociology and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University seeks an experienced demographer to serve as an open rank faculty member and Director of the department’s Rural Life and Census Data Center.  The Director is expected to oversee the work of Data Center staff and graduate students; manage publication schedules; administer grants and contracts; and perform teaching, research, and graduate student advising duties in areas of expertise.  Successful applicants must have a PhD in Sociology, Demography, Population Studies, or a closely-related field; a record of successful publications in peer reviewed journals; and be experienced in quantitative demographic analysis.  Applicants must be able to teach graduate demography classes; and, demonstrate successful grant and contract activity; effective grant and contract management; and effective written, verbal, and communication skills.  Knowledge of upper Great Plains demography and sociology is strongly desired, however the research programs of the Director and Data Center need not be limited to this area.

For questions on the position, contact the search committee chair, Diane Kayongo-Male. 210 Scobey Hall,  Box 504 Brookings, SD 57007. tel. 605-688-4896.

Position is open until filled, with full consideration given to applications received by January 15th, 2014.

To apply, visit the job posting at or visit and search for job posting by title. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty.  Women and persons underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.