Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Conservation and Planning

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Feb 05, 2018
Apr 05, 2018
Job Level
Entry level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The Department of Natural Resource Management (NRM) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month position (50% Teaching, 50% Research) at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in natural resources conservation and planning at ecosystem to landscape levels, beginning fall 2018. We seek a talented collaborator who will work with other faculty to implement the new major in NRM, Conservation Planning and Park Management (CPPM). The candidate will contribute to teaching excellence by developing foundational undergraduate and graduate courses in Conservation Planning and Management, and will build an externally funded research program with an emphasis on broad scale aspects of issues that impact the sustainability and management of natural areas, parks, or preserves.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping to cultivate the new CPPM major in NRM, including the specialization in Park Administration and Management. The candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses in Conservation Planning & Management and Park Interpretation. They will also contribute to team-taught courses in Integrated Natural Resource Management and Park Management, working with existing faculty within NRM and the Sport & Recreation Management program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The candidate will be expected to be active in research in their area of expertise and contribute to a nationally recognized research program which includes developing extramural sources of funds and publishing in peer-reviewed national and international journals. We anticipate that the research will be highly collaborative and interdisciplinary. The candidate will serve as program coordinator for the CPPM major, will advise CPPM undergraduates, and will contribute to advising and professional development of M.S. and Ph.D. students. Participation in service associated with natural resource conservation is expected, including involvement with South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, professional organizations, and student organizations affiliated with the department.