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Assistant Professor

Company: South Dakota Board of Regents
Location: Brookings
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on apply for this job. 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, official transcripts, and a reference page with the contact information for four professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

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Institution South Dakota State University

Working Title

Posting Number F00641P

Department

Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings

Posting Text

Assistant Professor Plant Pathology
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
South Dakota State University

The Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science at South Dakota State University invites applications to fill a nine-month, full-time, benefit eligible, tenure-track faculty position. This position is supervised by the department head of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science. The successful candidate will begin teaching/research responsibilities 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES :
The incumbent is expected to develop a nationally recognized interdisciplinary research program centered on an interest in using molecular techniques to address fundamental questions of host-pathogen interaction and how it relates to disease management. The position is open to all new and emerging areas of research, which includes understanding of crop resistance mechanisms and defense responses necessary to identify plant genes best suited for the development of resistant plants through breeding. Research projects will involve studies in corn, soybean, wheat, oat, and other field crops.

Successful grantsmanship and participation in multidisciplinary and multi-state activities is expected. The successful candidate will recruit and train quality graduate students and teach an existing introductory course in plant pathology with the opportunity to develop and teach graduate level courses. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, advising undergraduate students and oversight of undergraduate research projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or closely related discipline completed by the start date
Potential to publish scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, effectively

BENEFITS :
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.

APPLICATION PROCESS :
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on apply for this job. 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, official transcripts, and a reference page with the contact information for four 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 universitys verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, 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 Universitys Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

Posting Date 01/06/2021

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

First Consideration Date 03/01/2021

Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Duration of the Term 9 months

Appointment Percent 100

Proposed Rank

Work Hours

Irregular

Typical Hours Worked Per Week

Appointment Type Regular

Scope of Search External (includes Internal)

If internal, define scope of search

Department Description and Cultural Expectations

UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY :
Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the states largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.

The Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science includes over 39 faculty whose expertise spans the fields of Agronomy, Entomology, Genetics, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Precision Agriculture, Seed Science, Soil Science, and Weed Science. The Department has a robust research program that consistently ranks at the top of departments at SDSU . Discovery and dissemination of science-based knowledge are core missions of the department. Our faculty Extension Specialists and Field Specialists provide an effective structure for meeting this mission. In academic programs, the department provides nationally competitive training for undergraduate students leading to B.S. degrees in Agronomy, Horticulture and Precision Agriculture. Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science also offers a strong graduate training environment leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Science and Biological Sciences.

SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the universitys core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the states 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, Aberdeen and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2014. The universitys total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the states first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as a NCAA Division I member, with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the states highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Childrens Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

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 disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veterans status or any other protected class 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

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Sunish Sehgal, Search Chair, Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, SDSU , Box 2207A, Brookings, SD 57007, (605) 688-4600 or Sunish.Sehgal@sdstate.edu

Working Conditions

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Please check the appropriate response for this position's use of the following protective clothing or equipment. Eye Protection, Latex Gloves

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Use of protective equipment is required while in the laboratory.

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Working Conditions or Exposures (or potential exposures) that this position may encounter during the course of the work day. Walking/Standing on rough or uneven surfaces (gravel, rocks, etc), Walking/Standing on wood, metal or concrete

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Field and laboratory work are required for success.

Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Classroom Environment, Farm or Grassland Environment, Greenhouse Environment, Lab 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.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference List
  • Optional Documents

The South Dakota Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Board of Regents will take Affirmative Action to ensure that all employment practices are free of discrimination. In addition, the Board of Regents fully supports incorporation of non-discrimination and Affirmative Action rules and regulations into all of its employment practices. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting the appropriate Human Resources office. Please see the Contact Us section of this webpage for more information.


Notice to all applicants: If you are selected as a finalist, job references and a background check may be conducted.

South Dakota Board of Regents
306 E. Capital Ave, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3455

Keywords: South Dakota Board of Regents, Medford , Assistant Professor, Other , Brookings, Oregon

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