The Dairy and Food Science Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor – Endowed Alfred Chair in Dairy Manufacturing. This position provides a unique opportunity for research and to train future leaders in dairy manufacturing. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, 88% research and 12% teaching appointment with opportunities to supplement salary for up to 10 weeks in the summer from extramural funds acquired by the faculty member. This position is supervised by the Department Head of Dairy and Food Science and has an expected start date 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.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research and teaching program, acquire extramural funding for research and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals. Research emphasis will be in dairy manufacturing (processing). This could include topics such as applications of basic dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, etc. Collaboration with other faculty members and teaching and advising is expected.
The Department focuses on the creation, development and distribution of basic and applied knowledge related to dairy production and manufacturing, ranging in scope from the molecular to the applied level. The successful candidate will also be responsible for assuming a key role in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching program. Participation in the departmental graduate program is expected, as is service to the department, college and university.
Ph.D. in Dairy Science or related field with emphasis on areas related to dairy manufacturing.
A research portfolio commensurate with expectations for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.
Strong knowledge of Dairy Processing Systems.
Solid understanding of dairy manufacturing and allied industries.
Potential to achieve teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse audiences.
Experience with dairy products judging.
Research interests that align with current Dairy and Food Science research initiatives.
Research or interest in large dairy manufacturing facilities.
Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, students, and industry to develop collaborative research and teaching programs.
Internal Number: SE9252
About South Dakota State University
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 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 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 an...d 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. 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.