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South Dakota State University
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
Posted: 09/15/2023
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Companion Animal 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 for a 9-month. full time, benefit eligible, clinical, non-tenure-track position in the new Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM). Candidates will be assigned the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor depending on qualifications. This position is supervised by the Director of the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.

Successful candidates are expected to teach 90-100 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 finish their final two years of the Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree requirements at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.

This position would teach lectures and laboratories for the veterinary companion animal (small animal) medicine, surgery, imaging, clinical correlations and clinical skills courses in the first and second years of the veterinary curriculum, along with providing lectures and/or coordinator functions in additional courses within the curriculum, depending on expertise. Teaching could include lectures and/or coordination of courses within the following topics: food animal medicine and/or surgery, veterinary anatomy, basic clinical skills, clinical and/or anatomic pathology, microscopic anatomy (histology), radiographic anatomy, systemic (integrated) physiology, endocrinology and reproduction, genetics and genomics, biochemistry (cell and molecular biology), veterinary imaging, veterinary dermatology, professional development, critical scientific reading, veterinary pharmacology and toxicology or closely related disciplines.

This position could also contribute to the research and scholarly mission of the university by providing oversight, advising and mentorship to veterinary students that will be completing their Master of Science Degree at SDSU.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.


The primary responsibility for this position is to teach in the Professional DVM degree program, small animal clinical veterinary medicine in the areas of surgery, medicine, imaging, clinical skills, and case based teaching, 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.

Sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.


  • D.V.M. 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 students.
  • Specific experience in veterinary companion animal (small animal) medicine and/or surgery.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work as a contributing team member;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs.
  • Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.


  • Experience in teaching companion animal (small animal) medicine and/or surgery to veterinary students.
  • Board certification and/or advanced degree in companion animal (small animal)medicine and/or surgery.
  • Specific teaching experience in additional courses specific to the veterinary curriculum for the first 2 years which would include physiology, clinical skills, professional development, critical scientific reading, immunology, preventative medicine, basic pathology, agents of disease, clinical correlations, non-traditional pets, veterinary genetics and genomics, pharmacology, systemic pathology, clinical epidemiology, public health, small animal medicine, surgery; large animal medicine, surgery; diagnostic laboratory, veterinary imaging, avian core or dermatology
  • Research experience in the One Health field, basic or clinical veterinary sciences, or production animal agriculture, or related area.
  • Ability to work in a clinical setting with understanding of US veterinary college requirements, along with medicine and surgical skills needed for companion animal (small animal) veterinary clinical practices in North America.


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 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures.

South Dakota State University 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 of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences oversees both the Pre-Veterinary (undergraduate) and Professional DVM Programs and has active research programs in Animal and Public Health. The Department also administrates the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory within a new addition and remodeled facility.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State 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.

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. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated 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 October 23rd, 2023.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online 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, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon 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 university policy 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 at (605) 688-5652 or Christopher.Chase@sdstate.edu.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and 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. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.