Assistant/Associate Professor, Fisheries Science

  • South Dakota State University, Natural Resource Management Department
  • South Dakota State University, Northern Plains Biostress Lab, Brookings, SD, USA
  • Mar 11, 2020
Full time   Agriculture, Horticulture & Aquaculture Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Environmental Studies Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


South Dakota State University’s Department of Natural Resource Management (NRM) is offering an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant/Associate Professor - Fisheries Science. This is a 9-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track position with research, teaching, advising, and service responsibilities with a preferred start date of August 2020. This appointment is 55% research and 45% teaching, along with acknowledgement of a service component. The candidate will be expected to be active in both our undergraduate and graduate training programs, conduct research in their area of expertise and be able to contribute to an applied research program but also obtain competitive funding to address basic ecological questions. Candidates should have a strong quantitative research background in fisheries science with an emphasis on the management and ecology of freshwater fish populations in streams, rivers, and(or) natural lakes

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed Ph.D. in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, or closely related area 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, employing quantitative approaches for understanding the dynamics of fish populations, their ecological interactions, and the impacts of natural and anthropogenic stressors on the sustainability of natural fish populations and fisheries resources.
  • Teaching experience, experience in grant writing, and involvement in professional society activities.
  • Demonstrated collaboration with natural resource agencies.
  • Computational skills as they relate to teaching, research, and service.
  • Desired commitment to a highly collegial working environment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups or cultures.

Application Details

0SDSU 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, 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.

Further inquiries may be directed to the Search Chair, Steve Chipps, at 605-688-5467 or by email:


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Application Deadline

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 27, 2020.