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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Careers at DSU

Advance your career at Dakota State, one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the Midwest. As a public university, we’re governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

You + DSU = Trojan True

Looking for an exciting new career in higher education? Find it at Dakota State University!

When you work at Dakota State, you become part of our Trojan family. We are caring, family-oriented, united, and inclusive. From training sessions to benefit packages, we strive to ensure our employees have what they need to succeed in their career – and their personal lives. Plus, being a part of a campus that is dedicated, driven, and dynamic means you’ll have optimal chances to excel in your career. We can’t wait to meet you, Trojan!

Be a Trojan

Staff and faculty pose for photo in new Dakota State Trojan brand

We value all our employees at Dakota State and the effect they’re having on our students, the community, and the world. Dakota State University is seeking talented and diverse individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative, goal-oriented environment to join our Trojan family. We are also committed to recruitment, hiring, and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

We have over 45 undergraduate majors and a robust graduate program for our students. DSU specializes in computer management, computer information systems, and other related programs. Additionally, our K-12 Technology Endorsement prepares all education graduates to utilize computer technology in the teaching and learning process.

Dakota State University is located in Madison, South Dakota – a friendly, small-town community. Madison is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Sioux Falls in the southern lakes region of the state and provides exceptional access to outdoor activities of all kinds.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Dakota State University, please call (605) 256-5134 or email Angi.Kappenman@dsu.edu. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process.

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Please browse our current employment opportunities, we can't wait for you to become a Trojan!

Find Your Career at DSU

HR team members Kandi Lurz and Alicia Entringer pose for a photo with Trojan Troy during Downtown Madtown


Our tremendous benefits package is just one of the many things that makes working for Dakota State great!

Dakota State benefit-eligible employees receive a comprehensive and flexible package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay, and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

Optional health and retirement benefits:

  • Dental benefits
  • Vision benefits
  • Major injury protection
  • Hospital indemnity plan
  • Short-term disability plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Supplemental employee life insurance
  • Supplemental dependent life insurance
  • Health Savings Account option with the high deductible health plan
  • Long Term Care
  • South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS) - 6% Employer Match
  • SDRS – Supplemental Retirement (optional)

Student employment

Looking to earn some extra income while attending DSU? Our Career and Professional Development department can help.

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We list our job openings out at the South Dakota Board of Regents site. This button will take you there.

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