Associate Dean of Research & Director of SD Agricultural Experiment Station

South Dakota State University

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The South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) is offering an exciting career opportunity as Associate Dean of Research and Director of the SD Agricultural Experiment Station (SDAES). We are looking for a creative, highly motivated individual to provide strong and effective vision and leadership for the college’s research programs and experiment station. This is a 12-month, 100% time, benefits- eligible position. Professorial rank and tenure are available, dependent on qualifications. This position is supervised by the South Dakota Corn Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.


The Associate Dean of Research and Director of the SD Agricultural Experiment Station provides leadership to and oversight of research and sponsored programs in CAFES and SDAES. The successful applicant must direct and motivate the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative and effective research programs that meet the needs of South Dakota citizens and are consistent with policies and resources of CAFES, SDAES, and SDSU; ensure that SDAES is responsive to all South Dakotans; engage all persons with CAFES research/SDAES appointments by developing and promoting basic and applied research, as well as economic development for South Dakota and beyond; fulfill the role of figurehead for CAFES research and SDAES by embodying and advancing the vision and mission of the organization; integrate CAFES research and SDAES with Extension and teaching programs at SDSU, USDA, and other relevant state, Federal, and private partners; maintain excellent relationships with commodity groups, commodity boards of directors, and the South Dakota Legislature; serve on the CAFES executive team; work closely with the Dean, Director of SDSU Extension, and Director of Academic Programs; work with businesses, commodity groups, faculty and staff, university administrators, university legal counsel, and outside agencies, as well as community, county, state, and national leaders, to assess, prioritize, and address statewide needs through SDAES; serve as the University’s representative and leader for SDAES, such as through the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors and at the national level through USDA-NIFA and the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET); serve as an on-call resource for county, state, and federal policy makers; develop, justify, and allocate budgets for approximately 1,100 funds totaling about $49 million in order to carry out effective CAFES research/SDAES programs and stewarding land resources throughout South Dakota for CAFES and SDAES; participate in the hiring process for faculty positions with CAFES research/SDAES appointments; coordinate and oversee research start-up package formulation, expectations, and distribution when CAFES or SDAES resources are used; supervise assignment of Hatch and Hatch-multi-state projects and ensure that federal reporting requirements are met; and delegate responsibilities to other administrators, faculty, staff, and committees as appropriate.


  • Ph.D. degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or a related field, completed by date of application;
  • At least ten years of experience in research or sponsored programs;
  • Ability to provide effective administrative leadership;
  • Experience in personnel and fiscal management;
  • Experience in research planning, execution, and delivery of outputs;
  • Demonstrated success in research;
  • Commitment to principles of affirmative action, equal opportunity and working with a variety of audiences;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to land-grant mission;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work as a contributing team member;
  • Ability to advocate CAFES/SDAES programs to and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and allied industries;
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.


  • Eligible for rank of Professor with tenure at SDSU;
  • Experience as Director of a research center;
  • Experience as an Assistant or Associate Dean of Research;
  • Experience in academic research budget preparations and management;
  • Experience in seeking public and private funds to support research programs;
  • Commitment to university-wide research and economic development goals;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in land-grant university systems; and
  • A background in Agronomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture Business, or Agricultural Engineering.


Commensurate with qualifications.


SDSU offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.


SDSU is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures.

SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities, 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 of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

CAFES plays an integral role in fulfilling the land grant mission of the university. In addition to six academic departments, the college is home to both SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. SDSU West River Research and Extension is a satellite of the college, and serves as center for teaching, research, Extension, and outreach activities in the western part of the state. CAFES has the second largest student enrollment in comparison to the other SDSU colleges, with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and has the highest number of faculty and staff and most building space. SDAES includes over 280 faculty and staff FTE, just over half of the CAFES total. CAFES and SD AES research contributes approximately 40% of university research expenditures. Research is conducted at facilities on and near the Brookings campus, as well the Northeast Research Farm near South Shore, Oak Lake Field Station near Astoria, Southeast Research Farm near Beresford, Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre, Cottonwood Field Station near Philip, SDSU West River Research and Extension in Rapid City, and West River Research Farm near Sturgis, as well as numerous cooperating stakeholder sites. Several field days and symposia are hosted each year to highlight research progress and outcomes. More information about CAFES is available at More information about SDAES is available at

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of SDSU 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.

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. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated 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.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by April 20, 2023.


SDSU accepts applications through an online 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, 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.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Rajesh Kavasseri at (605) 688-4371.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights

Work Location: One location

  • Health insurance

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