Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine
Company: South Dakota Board of Regents
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Professional (DVM)
Program in Veterinary Medicine
Working Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor -
Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine
Posting Number F00642P
Department SDSU-Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department ( VBSD ) in the
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences ( CAFES )
at South Dakota State University ( SDSU ) invites applications to
apply for several 9-month, tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or
Full Professor positions in the new PPVM program. Certain positions
may be offered as 12-month appointments. All positions are
full-time, benefit-eligible, and are supervised by the department
heads in the disciplinary areas in which each candidate is hired.
Desired start date is June 2021 with teaching responsibilities to
begin August 2021.
The successful candidate is expected to teach approximately 50
percent or greater time within the new PPVM . This program will
encompass the first two years of a veterinary curriculum whereby
each year a cohort of 20 students will begin the professional
curriculum and complete the first two years of Veterinary School at
SDSU , and then finish their final two years of the DVM degree
requirements at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary
Medicine. Teaching ability is expected in at least two to three
areas of basic sciences and early veterinary clinical sciences.
For these positions, the program is seeking faculty with the
ability to teach in the following areas: clinical and/or anatomic
pathology, veterinary anatomy and microscopic anatomy (histology),
systemic (integrated) physiology, endocrinology and reproduction,
genetics and genomics, biochemistry (cell and molecular biology),
veterinary imaging, companion and food animal medicine and surgery,
veterinary and public health agents of disease (bacteriology,
virology, mycology, parasitology), veterinary dermatology,
veterinary pharmacology and toxicology, preventative medicine,
clinical skills, diagnostic lab techniques, clinical epidemiology
and research methods, public health, or closely related
Some positions such as in reproductive physiology and genetics
(depending on the extent of the expertise and species alignment)
could be established within the SDSU Animal Science Department,
Dairy and Food Science Department, Biology/Microbiology Department
(in the College of Natural Sciences), or other aligned department.
Depending on the candidates expertise, between 20 and 50 percent of
the appointment could include establishing an extramurally funded
research program and/or contributions to enhance the diagnostic
services of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic
Laboratory ( ADRDL ). The research program should complement basic
or clinical veterinary sciences, and/or the colleges focus on
One-Health or production agriculture involving the
human-animal-environmental health triad within their home
department. This cluster hire provides the opportunity to
collaborate with new and existing faculty members.
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
The primary responsibility for each of these positions is to teach
in the Professional DVM degree program in at least two to three
areas of expertise and coordinate the course content to achieve the
same learning objectives as the University of Minnesota College of
Veterinary Medicines first two years curriculum. Some
pre-veterinary undergraduate teaching may also be possible. In
addition, each candidate will be expected to establish an
extramurally funded research program in their home department
and/or contribute their expertise to the development or enhancement
of current diagnostic services of the South Dakota Animal Disease
Research & Diagnostic Laboratory ( ADRDL ). Research programs could
incorporate concepts of One-Health involving the
human-animal-environmental health triad, complement basic or
clinical veterinary sciences, or address production agriculture in
their area of expertise and be applicable to South Dakota and other
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Veterinary Science, Biomedical or
Life Sciences, Animal or Dairy Science, or related field; or D.V.M.
with additional M.S. or equivalent degree in Veterinary Science,
Biomedical or Life Sciences, Animal or Dairy Science, or related
field is required by the start date.
Ability to teach professional, graduate, and/or undergraduate
Ability to develop a strong and active research program that is
aligned with the needs of assigned department.
Scientific knowledge in One Health, production animal agriculture,
or related area.
Effective interpersonal skills, strong written and oral
communication skills, and organizational capabilities.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Research experience in the One Health field, basic or clinical
veterinary sciences, production animal agriculture, or related
Ability to write successful extramural grants.
Potential for publications in refereed journals, presentations at
scientific meetings, and an active research portfolio.
Ability to work in a clinical setting.
Associate or Full Professor status may be considered if the
candidate has demonstrated the ability to lead a strong
extramurally funded research program.
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 the
1) A Cover Letter which should specifically address how the
candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the
2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) Statement of academic interest (5MB maximum) including a
description of your professional experiences and expertise, and how
those align with course disciplines within the professional program
(attached as portfolio, a document with an online link to a PDF or
website is an acceptable substitute);
4) A reference page with the contact information for three
professional or academic references who can speak thoroughly to the
candidates qualities relative to the qualifications of this
advertisement delivered with appropriate contact information (name,
position, phone number, mailing and email address), and;
5) Statement of research and/or diagnostic service interest (5MB)
including a description of your professional experiences and
expertise, and how those align with research and/or diagnostic
disciplines referenced in the advertisement (attached as other, a
document with an online link to a PDF or website is an acceptable
Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human
Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this
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,
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
Universitys Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.
Posting Date 12/22/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/05/2021
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
Appointment Percent 100%
Normal work expectations are 40-50 hours a week, with the majority
from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This position may include evenings and
weekends as related to class schedules, diagnostic service
obligations (if applicable), and self determined research
Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40-50
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search NA
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
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.
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.
CAFES and the VBSD have well-equipped research lab
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