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Assistant Professor in Dairy Production

Job in Brookings - Brookings County - SD South Dakota - USA , 57007
Company: South Dakota Board of Regents
Contract position
Listed on 2021-03-11
Job specializations:
  • Science
  • Education
    University Professor
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Assistant Professor in Dairy Production

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Logo Institution South Dakota State University Working Title Assistant Professor in Dairy Production Posting Number F00673P Department SDSU-Dairy & Food Science Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings Posting Text

South Dakota State University Department of Dairy and Food Science is offering an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant Professor in Dairy Production. The Department of Dairy and Food Science is expanding its nutrition program by adding an Assistant Professor in Dairy Production. Applicants with innovative research programs that complement or expand existing dairy science research in the department will be given the highest priority. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. The position consists of a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment with opportunities to supplement salary for up to 10 weeks in the summer from extramural funds acquired by the faculty member. This position is supervised by the Department Head of Dairy and Food Science and has an expected start date in August 2021.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research and teaching program, acquire extramural funding for research, and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals. Research emphasis will be in Dairy Nutrition in support of the growing dairy industry of the region. Collaboration with other faculty members and teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is expected.

The Department focuses on the creation, development and distribution of basic and applied knowledge related to dairy production and manufacturing, ranging in scope from the molecular to the applied level. The successful candidate will also be responsible for assuming a key role in the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching program. Participation in the departmental graduate program is expected as is service to the department, college, and university.


* Ph.D. in Dairy Science or related field with emphasis on Dairy Nutrition by the expected position start date.
* Potential to establish an independent, externally funded research program in dairy science.
* Solid understanding of dairy production and dairy farm management.
* Potential to achieve teaching excellence.
* Potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse audiences.


* Post-doctoral or equivalent research experience.
* Research interests that align with current Dairy and Food Science research initiatives.
* Research or interest in dairy herd management.
* Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, students, and industry to develop collaborative research and teaching programs.


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.

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, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on 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 the policy of the University 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.

Posting Date 03/05/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date 04/05/2021 Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications. Duration of the Term 9 months If Other, describe duration NA Appointment Percent 100 Tenure Status Tenure Track Proposed Rank Assistant Professor Work Hours

M-F: 08:00 - 17:00

Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40 Appointment Type Regular Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search NA Department Description and Cultural Expectations Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. 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.

Diversity Statement Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Clifford Hall at (605) 688-6233 or (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)

Working Conditions

Please check the appropriate response that describe the cognitive requirements for this position. Analyzing, Comprehend, Logic, Memory, Multiple Priorities, Pace-average, Perform calculations, Reading, Reasoning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

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Please designate the physical requirements of this position Carrying, Climbing Stairs, Driving, Fine Finger Manipulation (keyboarding, pipefitting, bench work, etc), Grasping, Sitting for sustained periods of time, Use Both Hands, Use of Either Hand, Independently, Walking Describe any of the conditions selected

Please check the appropriate response that describe the sensory requirements for this position. Color Vision, Depth Perception, Hearing, Near Vision, Peripheral Vision, Speaking, Vision (With and without corrective lenses)

Working Conditions or Exposures (or potential exposures) that this position may encounter during the course of the work day. Animal Handling, Atmospheric Contaminants (includes odors & fumes), Changes of Temperature, Exposure to Dust, Exposure to Infectious Diseases, Extreme Weather Conditions (wind, rain, snow, humidity), Walking/Standing on rough or uneven surfaces (gravel, rocks, etc), Walking/Standing on wood, metal or concrete Please describe, in more detail, any of the conditions checked above

Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Animal Facility, Animal Research Farm, Classroom Environment, Farm or Grassland Environment, Lab Environment, Office Environment, Outdoors Environment If you have indicated Other Environment, if work tasks involve one or more of the above, or if further explanation is necessary, please use the space provided.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

* Cover Letter
* Curriculum Vitae
* Reference List

Optional Documents
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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