Assistant Professor of Accounting
Company: South Dakota Board of Regents
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Posting Number F00621P Department SDSU-Natural Resource
Management Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings Posting
Text South Dakota State University's Department of Natural Resource
Management ( NRM ) is offering an exciting career opportunity for
TWO Assistant Professor positions with expertise in Wildlife
Ecology and Management. These are 9-month, full-time,
benefits-eligible, tenure-track positions with research, teaching,
and service responsibilities. The preferred start date is on or
before August 2021. Each appointment is 50% research and 50%
teaching with acknowledgement of a service component. The
candidates will be expected to be active in undergraduate and
graduate training programs, and obtain competitive research funding
to address research questions in their area of expertise.
Candidates for both positions should have a strong quantitative
research background in wildlife biology or ecology and we seek one
faculty member focused on large mammals and/or big game and another
interested in general mammalian biology/ecology research. 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 :
--- Contribute to our undergraduate curriculum including courses
such as principles of wildlife management, population dynamics,
large mammal ecology and management, wildlife nutrition and
disease, mammalogy, habitat conservation and management (team
taught), natural resource management techniques (multi-person team
taught), and develop a graduate only course in area of their
--- Periodically teach Seminars and Special Topics and mentor
Independent Study students as needed.
--- Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
--- Establish a nationally recognized research program which
attracts extramural research funding, including support for
graduate students, and produces publications in national and
international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
--- Participate in University, College, and Department governance
and service as well as professional service and outreach
activities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
--- Completed Ph.D. in wildlife science or closely related
discipline by application date.
--- Demonstrated record of research and scholarly activities,
including a strong quantitative skill set.
--- Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong
interpersonal communication skills.
--- A valid driver's license is required.
--- Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is
not available for this position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :
--- Postdoctoral experience.
--- Experience in grant writing and manuscript preparation.
--- Experience with up to date methodologies such as geospatial
technologies, quantitative methods, spatial analysis, strong
statistical skills, and population/conservation genetics.
--- Computer and technology skills as they relate to teaching,
research, and service.
--- Teaching experience.
--- Professional service.
--- Experience working with diverse groups or cultures.
--- Demonstrated collaboration with other scientists in successful
grant and manuscript preparation and with natural resource
--- Desired commitment to a highly collegial working environment.
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, and includes a statement of
teaching, research, and service interests and philosophies.
Additional required attachments include a 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 11/16/2020 Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date 02/01/2021
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications. Duration of the
Term 9 months Appointment Percent 100 Proposed Rank Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Regular Scope of
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search 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 state's 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 university's core values of being
people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing
organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and
excellence through continuous improvement. The Department of
Natural Resource Management is in the College of Agriculture, Food
and Environmental Sciences and has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree
programs. The Department houses the USGS , South Dakota Cooperative
Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The department trains students
through five undergraduate programs: Conservation Planning and Park
Management, Ecology and Environmental Science, Natural Resource Law
Enforcement, Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Wildlife and
Fisheries Sciences. There are approximately 350 undergraduates and
50 graduate students within the department. There are currently 17
faculty members in the Department of Natural Resource Management,
including 3 USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
scientists, in addition to 4 Extension Field Specialists located
throughout the state. Natural Resource Management faculty have
secured, on average, $3 million in grants annually. The department
also has research support facilities within one mile of campus and
at Oak Lake Field Station, approximately 30 minutes away near
White, South Dakota. As the state's 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, and 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
university's total research expenditures are greater than $60
million. SDSU is the state's first High Research Activity
institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. Jackrabbits Athletics compete as an NCAA
Division I member with memberships 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 state's 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 Children's 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, veteran's 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 Further inquiries may be directed to the Search
Chair, Alexander "Sandy" Smart, at 605-688-5503 or by email:
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physical requirements of this position Balancing, Bending,
Stooping, Twisting, Carrying, Climbing Ladders, Climbing Stairs,
Crawling, Crouching, Driving, Fine Finger Manipulation
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Lifting Above Waist, Lifting Below Waist, Lifting light, Lifting
moderate, Pushing/Pulling, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sitting for
sustained periods of time, Squatting, Standing for sustained
periods of time, Stretching, Use Both Hands, Use of Either Hand,
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biologist therefore, they will be expected to work outdoors
depending on the research question and their study organism. Please
check the appropriate response that describe the sensory
requirements for this position. Depth Perception, Distant Vision,
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, Changes of Temperature,
Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat > 100F, Extreme Weather Conditions
(wind, rain, snow, humidity), Vaccination recommended due to
potential occupational exposure, Vaccination required due to
potential occupational exposure, 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 This individual is a field biologist
therefore, they will be expected to work outdoors depending on the
research question and their study organism. Check the appropriate
box(es) that best describes the environment in which the primary
function of the position is performed. Animal Research Farm,
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involve one or more of the above, or if further explanation is
necessary, please use the space provided. This individual is a
field biologist, therefore, they will be expected to work outdoors
depending on the research question and their study organism. They
will also be conducting research in a lab and other outdoor
facilities, in addition to their classroom teaching. Supplemental
Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Where did you hear about this position?
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- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Black Doctoral Network
- Other Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- 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
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