The Department of Technology at Valley City State University is seeking to hire a tenure-track or special appointment position beginning August 2018.

The primary responsibility is teaching courses in standards-based undergraduate and masters programs in technology and engineering teacher education. STEM-Based content and methodology are key elements of the program.


  • The position will involve online delivery, face-to-face delivery, interactive video and face-to-face learning environments.
  • In addition to face-to-face students, position will serve the needs of adults and non-traditional learners including weekend and or summer assignments.
  • Online courses are currently developed with an expectation of course content being maintained and updated to remain current.
  • Responsibilities will include advising and program of study development with attention to teacher licensing requirements of various states, and campus committees. VCSU utilizes the Blackboard course management system.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.Ed. or M.S. in Technology Education, Elementary STEM Education, Secondary STEM Education, Education, Career and Technical Education, or related subject area. Completion of a Doctorate will be required for tenure if hired in a tenure-track.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in online delivery, face-to-face delivery, interactive video and face-to-face learning environments.
  • Knowledge or experience in ITEEA’s Engineering by Design, Project Lead the Way, or other integrated STEM-based curriculum projects and methodology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Technology Education, Elementary STEM Education, Secondary STEM Education, Education, Career and Technical Education, or related subject area
  • Teaching experience in K-12 or post-secondary
  • Thorough knowledge of the Standards of Technological Literacy (ITEEA) and standards implementation, curriculum materials development and technology enhanced instruction.
  • Knowledge or experience in integrative STEM content and methodology.
  • Experience in advising undergraduate or graduate students.

Additionally, the selected candidate is expected to work with others in a collegial and collaborative manner.

The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $41,000 (Instructor) to $45,000 (Assistant Professor) annually.

VCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer paid full family health insurance coverage, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement, tuition assistance, and much more. For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page.
This position is a 9-month, full-time position. In some cases, summer duties may be arranged through an additional contract.

Application Procedure:
Submit all required materials online, including a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of your transcripts. Reference letters will be solicited automatically from the references you list via email, for finalists only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that correct email addresses are submitted for each of the three required references.

University and Community:
Recognized as a “Best College” by U.S. News for the past 19 years, VCSU offers one of the best academic values in the Midwest. VCSU was founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, earning a prestigious reputation for producing some of the best educators in the area. Since then, VCSU’s undergraduate offerings have continued to grow and now include a range of programs. VCSU offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in art, business, communication arts, computer systems and software engineering, education, health and physical education, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and technology education. An online Master of Education degree program is also available.

The 55-acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District.

VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Community School of the Arts is a certified member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 6,500 and is located 60 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities, and the newly constructed Gaukler Wellness Center offers a variety of services to members.

Additional Information:
Direct inquiries about the position to Peder Gjovik, Department of Technology Chair, at peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu.

For accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: academic.affairs@vcsu.edu. For questions about your application status, contact morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu.