South Dakota State University’s Department of Allied and
Population Health is offering an exciting career opportunity for a
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Population Health within the Community
Practice Innovation Center (CPIC). We are looking for an
up-and-coming leader with a passion for data analytics and
practice-based research, interests in pursuing a career in
academia, and a desire to work on multiple funded projects within
the field of population health. The candidate can come from any of
the following sectors: academia, government, non-profit or private,
with a strong data analytical background, demonstrated early
experience in practice-based research, excellent communication
skills, and some teaching/presentation experience.
This Post-doc Fellow will bring to our team a deep understanding
of the statistical application, project management and coordination
experience, and grantsmanship training and experience. The
successful candidate will join a rapidly growing, innovative and
inter-disciplinary department consisting of practitioners and
researchers working to improve the human condition. This is a 12
month, full-time, benefit-eligible position which is supervised by
the Department Head of the Allied and Population Health Department.
The anticipated start date for this position is on or before August
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute
to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences
of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities,
veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to
The Post-Doc Fellow will dedicate 70% of their time to research
and will serve as one of the core team members within the newly
established Community Practice Innovations Center (CPIC). CPIC
faculty currently have diverse research portfolios and grants
totaling over three (3) million dollars.
The CPIC Fellow will be responsible for and/or assist with the
following items: project planning, managing project milestones,
holding team members accountable to milestones, writing status
reports, escalating unmet milestones that are threatening the
project, helping set meeting agenda. They will work with the CPIC
administrative support staff on event planning and scheduling,
organizing and maintaining project files, ensuring smooth running
of day-to-day activities, etc.
Additionally, they will dedicate 30% of their time teaching
students in both our accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and
Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs. Topics covered
either independently or in conjunction with a team include, but are
not limited to, cultural competence, leadership and project
management, public and population health, applied research in
practice, and the integrated/applied practice experience. They will
also have the opportunity to work with graduate/undergraduate
students on CPIC projects.
- Earned doctorate in one of the following disciplines by the
start date: Biostatistics, Health related Outcomes Research,
Epidemiology, Data Science, Health Services Research, Social and
Administrative sciences or a related field.
- Relevant research experience of 3 years or more working on
research projects or grants in the capacity of graduate researcher,
research coordinator, project manager, or other. Doctoral training
will count towards this experience.
- Strong statistical skills, particularly in SAS, Stata, SPSS, R
or other statistical analysis software.
- Experience with survey development or large database analysis
(such as electronic health record, registry etc.)
- Experience teaching either at the undergraduate or graduate
- Experience with scientific writing on grants, project status
reports, or manuscripts.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Organizational and time management skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team
- Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days
of hire, and willingness to travel.
- May consider H-1B Sponsorship.
- At least two (2) years of experience serving as a research
coordinator/project manager coordinating teams.
- At least two (2) years of experience with creating and
submitting proposals for NOFOs.
- A solid track record of scientific reports and published
manuscripts, with at least two first authored publications.
- Experience developing visually appealing briefs, newsletters,
reports, or presentations.
- Proficient in project management software for successful
project implementation and evaluation.
- Clinical practice or health care experience.
Commensurate with qualifications.
South Dakota State University 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.
UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most
comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an
enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.
SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of
inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education,
creative activities and 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, and excellence through continuous improvement.
South Dakota has 3 Integrated Delivery Networks. Sanford Health,
one of the largest health systems in the US is headquartered in
Sioux Falls, with locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Avera
Health is a mid-sized health system with locations across the upper
Midwest. Monument Health, headquartered in Rapid City, is a
community-based health care system serving patients across
Western South Dakota and Wyoming.
Faculty in the College have strong partnerships with these
healthcare systems, and many have joint appointments. Classrooms,
faculty offices, and clinical sites are also held at Monument,
Sanford, and Avera Health systems giving students first-hand
practice experience working alongside real-world practitioners.
Practice-based research is encouraged, and graduate students work
collaboratively with faculty and students from other disciplines on
The Allied and Population Health Department houses faculty from
pharmacy, public health, medical laboratory sciences, and
respiratory care. The Population Health division of the department
has faculty with diverse backgrounds in pharmacy and public health.
The department offers a total of nine (9) academic programs across
these disciplines. Faculty work with collaborating institutions
across the state and nation. Our students complete clinical
experiences with our collaborative partners and affiliate sites all
across America. Inter-disciplinary collaboration is fostered and
encouraged among faculty and students.
In addition to teaching, the department houses the new Community
Practice Innovations Center (CPIC) which focuses on community-based
research with an emphasis on access to care, population health, and
improving health outcomes.
From 2017-2019, SDSU’s NAPLEX pass rates were ranked 2nd in the
nation. The CEPH accredited MPH program, is a joint collaboration
with faculty from SDSU and the University of South Dakota bringing
together faculty from diverse health care disciplines. The program
is one of only a handful of programs across the country that prides
itself on a successful joint partnership of this kind. The College
has consistently recorded 100% job placement for graduates for many
of our academic programs and continues to offer a very dynamic
working environment for faculty.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work
of the university 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.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United
States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The
university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60
million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity
institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching.
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. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community
for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It
considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in
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 August 16th , 2021.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment
site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu,
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
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,
successful completion of a criminal background
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free
It is the policy of the University 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. Aaron Hunt at (605)
688-4741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative
action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff
and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with 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. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination
should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator,
Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007.
Phone: (605) 688-4128.