Clinical Assistant Professor

  • South Dakota State University
  • Brookings, SD
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description


South Dakota State University College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Clinical Assistant Professor. The College of Nursing is especially interested in candidates who have significant potential for building an extramurally funded program of research. Research priorities are improvement of health outcomes, promoting health for rural and underserved populations, and transforming nursing and inter-professional health education. This is a 12 month, 100% time, benefit eligible position. This position is supervised by the APRN Program Director.

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.

Sponsorship not available, must be eligible to work in the United States


Faculty members plan, implement, and evaluate assigned courses either as an individual assignment or as a member of a teaching team.


  • Must hold a Doctoral degree completed by date of application;
  • Licensed by the South Dakota Board of Nursing or eligible for licensure as an APRN as evidenced by current licensure in another state;
  • Nationally Certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner;
  • Minimum of two years as practicing Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work as a contributing team member;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs;
  • Valid driver's license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.


  • Evidence of professional service;
  • Formal teaching experience in nursing;
  • Demonstrated evidence of potential for scholarly activity;
  • Experience in publishing extension materials and peer reviewed journals.


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.


South Dakota State University 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.

South Dakota State University 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 of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state's 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State 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.

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.

Sioux Falls is one of the Midwest's fastest growing cities and is recognized as one of the top "Small Cities for Business and Careers" for 15 years in a row. As the largest city in the state of South Dakota, Sioux Falls maintains a small-town spirit with big city benefits. Situated on the Big Sioux River, Sioux Falls is home to expansive parks, a lively downtown, a bustling economy and high-performing schools and colleges. There are endless opportunities for its residents.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by May 24, 2022.


South Dakota State University 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 South Dakota State University 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 Brandi Pravecek at or 605-367-8421

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