This is a nine month, tenure track Faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. The major focus of the position is to develop an integrated teaching, research and extension program in sustainable and economically effective livestock production systems with emphasis on manure nutrient management practices to improve air and water quality.
The successful candidate will provide leadership and conduct research and outreach focused on livestock and poultry manure nutrient management. Programming would typically include:
1) Apply research to address livestock environment questions and creating solutions for production agriculture,
2) Provide information to planning and zoning boards as well as other policymakers to enable informed decision-making,
3) Develop educational materials and provide training for livestock producers related to a General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO),
4) Provide leadership and establishing collaboration or partnerships in livestock environments within SDSU Extension, the University and with the agricultural community, agribusiness and governmental agencies to maintain and improve livestock production,
5) Secure external funding to support outreach programming and research efforts,
6) Publish articles in refereed journals and Extension publications,
7) Teach a class each year on agricultural waste management,
8) Contribute to the University and professional communities.
This extension education program will require close working relationships within the Department, SDSU Extension and other departments on the SDSU campus, and developing partnerships with producer groups, agribusiness, government and other stakeholders. The research program will address current and emerging issues associated with livestock production systems.
1.An earned doctoral degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or closely related terminal degree by date of appointment.
2.Demonstrated ability or potential to develop high impact Extension education and research programs in manure nutrient management.
3.Potential to secure extramural funding.
4.Demonstrated ability or potential for classroom teaching.
5.Effective written communication skills.
6.Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
1.Demonstrated knowledge of Midwest agricultural production practices.
2.Knowledge of governmental environmental quality policies and statutes.
3.Knowledge and use of innovative technologies for educational teaching of livestock manure nutrient management practices to undergraduate and graduate students.
4.Applicant has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination.
5.Registration as a Professional Engineer.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department has 15 faculty members, 2 Extension Field Specialists, 20 full-time graduate students split evenly between MS and PhD programs, and 150 undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or Agricultural Systems Technology. The four major areas of focus for the department are machine systems, water and natural resources, processing & bioenergy, and livestock systems.