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Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Assistant Professor
Posting Number F00041P
Department USD-Biology
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The Department of Biology at the University of South Dakota is recruiting an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in ecological modeling to begin August 2018. We seek candidates who develop models to examine impacts of land-use, vegetation dynamics, and/or climate change on populations, communities, or ecosystems at local, regional and global scales. The successful candidate’s research will complement that of existing faculty, enabling fruitful collaboration and mentoring of graduate students. Opportunities for collaboration and research support include faculty with research interests in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, biodiversity, conservation and global change. Opportunities for collaboration also exist with faculty associated with a newly developed Ph.D. program in Sustainability and the Missouri River Institute ( Teaching may include courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, introductory biology, general ecology, or global change biology.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to establish a productive and extramurally funded research program and actively train M.S. and Ph.D. students. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Review of applications will begin November 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at and must provide a cover letter that describes background with respect to the qualifications listed above, a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kaius Helenurm, Chair, Department of Biology ( The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Posting Date 10/20/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 11/21/2017
Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience and education
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
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