South Dakota State University’s Department of Allied and
Population Health is offering an exciting career opportunity for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor in Population Health. Faculty in
the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions have an
outstanding track-record of making an impact in their field.
We are looking for someone who has a vision for the future of
population health as a convergence science. The candidate can come
from any of the following sectors: academia, government, non-profit
or private, with demonstrated early experience in practice-based
research or implementing/using research methodology in clinical
practice to drive improvement of outcomes.
We are seeking to recruit an innovative leader who has
demonstrated a passion for improving the human condition through
health care innovation, has the potential to translate research
into application, and teach the next generation of practitioner the
art of understanding and applying research skills into everyday
practice. This leader will bring to our team a deep
understanding of the application of research in clinical practice,
the innovation and creativity to design and develop research
focused in the area of population health and implementation
science, and the ability to work with an award-winning team of
practitioners and researchers in advancing research and
teaching. 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, benefits-eligible
position which is supervised by the Department Head of the Allied
and Population Health Department. The anticipated start date for
this position is Spring 2022.
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 Assistant Professor of Population Health will dedicate 40%
of their time to 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. There will also be opportunity for development of
In addition to teaching, the faculty member will dedicate 50% of
their time to research and will serve as one of the core team
members within the newly established Community Practice Innovations
Center (CPIC). Faculty in the department currently have a diverse
research portfolio and grantsmanship totaling three (3) million
As a land-grant University, community engagement is encouraged
and the faculty member will have 10% of their time dedicated to
service activities both internally to SDSU, and externally to our
community and the profession.
- Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be
eligible to work in the United States.
- Earned doctorate in one of the following disciplines by the
start date: public health, medicine, epidemiology, global
health, health policy, health services research, implementation
science, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, social and
administrative sciences or a PharmD with post-graduate training
(residency or fellowship), a DNP, or a related field.
- Demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous,
independent and externally funded research program.
- Experience with grantsmanship.
- Strong technology skills, particularly SAS, Stata, SPSS, R or
other statistical analysis software.
- Experience with survey development and/or large database
analysis (such as electronic health record, registry, etc.)
- Two (2) or more years of experience teaching either at the
undergraduate or graduate level as an appointed faculty member, a
teaching assistant, adjunct lecturer, or a clinical preceptor.
- Experience in creating an engaging and interactive learning
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated 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.
- Two (2) or more years of experience with teaching and mentoring
undergraduate and graduate students.
- Online or hybrid teaching experience.
- Demonstrated experience building successful partnerships across
- Demonstrated success with grant submissions and receipt of
- Has four (4) or more publications in peer-reviewed
- 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 by September 26, 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. Erin Miller at (605)
274-9544 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.