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[Met-jobs] Assistant State Climatologist -South Dakota State University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:55:22 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The South Dakota State Climate Office at South Dakota State University
is searching for an assistant state climatologist to work in various
capacities in the office including climate education, providing climate
services for the state along working with SDSU extension and some
research. We have a wide range of needs in the office to coordinate with
existing work in the office and with SDSU Extension. Initial review of
applications will begin on 1 April.

Please see the full ad below:

You may contact me for questions or contact the search committee chair
in the ad.

Please pass on to interested parties.


Dr. Dennis Todey
State Climatologist/Associate Professor
Ag & Biosystems Engineering-SDSU
(605) 688-5678 <>

Assistant State Climatologist
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
South Dakota State University

The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at South Dakota
State University is looking for an individual to join us at the Climate
Office in Brookings, South Dakota.  The Assistant State Climatologist
will help develop research, extension, and education activities in the
state climate office.  This position will be working with the Climate
Field Specialist to develop climate tools and train people on use of

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among
its faculty and staff.  Women and persons underrepresented in higher
education are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will primarily work on climate activities in
the state climate office at SDSU working with several USDA grants doing
a combination of research, education and extension work. This position
will lead various research efforts in the climate office on
climate-agriculture and climate-water interaction; coordinate with
faculty and staff in South Dakota and other states developing and
coordinating educational activities with teachers, graduate students and
others for in-class and teacher education activities; and work to
develop new extension materials and work with the climate field
specialist on developing and training people on climate tools for

The successful candidate will also create climate reports and
collaborate with other staff on climate-related research; support other
climate office activities including answering media and other questions
and helping oversee climate databases; be a state co-coordinator for the
volunteer precipitation monitoring effort (CoCoRaHs); and will be
expected to collaborate on grants which will provide a portion of their
salary. This is a term position, subject to the availability of
extramural grant funds.

MS degree in Climatology, Meteorology, Agricultural and Biosystems
Engineering or a closely related field is required by date of appointment.

Minimum of one year experience working with climate services.
Demonstrated experience with providing climate services, research
activities, project outreach activities, including interfacing with
state agencies, and the public.

Experience in teaching or development of educational materials.
Demonstrated collaboration and effective teamwork, interpersonal skills,
and effective written and oral communications skills.

Previous Extension experience.
Experience with or knowledge of common Midwestern agricultural practices.
Ability to development financial support through grant writing or cost
recovery experience.
Demonstrated publications in peer-review journals.

Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately
22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29.
The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major
medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and
has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance.  It is 50 miles
north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000. For more information
about South Dakota State University, please visit our web site:

The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at SDSU has 15
faculty members, 20 full-time graduate students, and 150 undergraduate
students majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or
Agricultural Systems Technology.  The three major areas of focus for the
department are Water & Natural Resources, Processing & Bio-energy, and
Livestock Systems.

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to
applications received by
April 1, 2014.

SDSU 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 posting.”  The
system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The
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; resume; and a reference
page with the contact information for three professional references.
Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require
assistance with the electronic application process.  Email application
materials will not be accepted.

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

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Todd Trooien, Search Chair at
(605) 688-5677 or <>.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal
opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations
required by disabilities can be made by email to  SDSU
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any
other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and
employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding
discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX
Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 318, SDSU, Brookings, SD
57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.

Assistant State Climatologist, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Dept., South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.
The successful candidate will help to develop research, extension, and
education activities in the state climate office working with the state
climatologist and climate field specialist to develop climate tools and
train people on use of tools.  Minimum requirements: MS degree in
Climatology, Meteorology, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or a
closely related field is required by date of appointment and
demonstrated experience with providing climate services; research
activities; and project outreach activities, including interfacing with
state agencies and the public.  Full consideration given to applications
received by April 1, 2014.  Questions on the position should be referred
to: Dr. Todd Trooien, 605-688-5677 or To
apply, visit <>, search for the position,
and follow the electronic application process.  For questions on the
electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605)
688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.

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