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South Dakota State University
Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
South Dakota
Posted: 04/13/2021
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Clinical, Non-Tenure Track) Positions Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine

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 full time (or part-time), non-tenure-track positions in the new Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM). Candidates will be assigned the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor depending on qualifications. Associate or Full Professor status may be considered if the candidate has significant proven capabilities in teaching, diagnostics, or research.

These clinical teaching positions could also contribute to the research and scholarly mission of the university and/or provide service such as within the diagnostic laboratory or in extension activities, depending on the applicant’s professional expertise. Certain positions may be offered as 12-month appointments depending on the candidate’s expertise and program needs. All positions are supervised by the Department Head of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, in collaboration with the Director of the PPVM. The desired start date is June 2021 with teaching responsibilities to begin August 2021.

Successful candidates are expected to teach 80-100 percent 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/or early veterinary clinical sciences. The program is seeking faculty with the ability to teach in the following areas: food animal medicine and surgery, companion animal medicine and surgery, basic clinical skills, 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, veterinary 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 disciplines.

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 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 and outcomes as the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s first two years’ curriculum. Some pre-veterinary undergraduate teaching may also be possible. Other additional coordination and advising of Faculty and students within the PPVM may be included depending on the candidate’s expertise. The appointment may 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 college’s focus on One-Health or production agriculture involving the human-animal-environmental health triad. This position provides an opportunity to collaborate with new and existing faculty members.


   - Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be eligible to work in the United States.

   - DVM or equivalent degree in Veterinary Medicine from an educational institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

   - Active involvement in a clinical or a diagnostic setting within the last ten (10) years.

   - Ability to teach professional, graduate, and/or undergraduate students.

   - Ability to assist professional PPVM students with non-thesis research projects as part of the requirements for students pursuing a concurrent non-thesis Master of Science degree.

   - Scientific knowledge in One Health, production animal agriculture in the US or Canada, or related areas.

   - Effective interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and organizational capabilities.


   - Teaching experience in a One Health domain, basic or clinical veterinary sciences, production animal agriculture, or related areas.

   - Demonstrated collaborations in research and/or diagnostic activities.

   - Publication record in refereed journals, trade publications, presentations at scientific and/or producer meetings.

   - Board Certification and/or advanced degrees (MS, PhD) in relevant areas of the PPVM teaching program, research and/or diagnostic laboratory expertise.

   - Established and recognized research experience.


Commensurate with qualifications.


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.


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.

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 competes as an 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. 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.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by April 30, 2021.


SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, 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, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact 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.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Chris Chase, or (605) 688-5171.

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.