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South Dakota State University
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Posted: 05/30/2023
Gary and Sharon Van Riper Scholar of Pharmacy Practice Innovation (Care Transitions) – Assistant. Associate or Full Professor

South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy is seeking applications for a 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track Faculty (Assistant/Associate/Full) Position in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. This named position of Pharmacy Practice Innovation is an exciting new collaboration with a well-established health partner; the work location will be based at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls, SD. Unique from a traditional clinical faculty position, this new position will focus on system-level quality initiatives that directly impact patient care related to care transitions. The position will be actively engaged with pharmacy and health-systems leadership at Avera McKennan and is supervised by the Department Head of Pharmacy Practice.

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 is not available for this position, applicant must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Primary responsibilities include maintaining viable transitions of care clinical pharmacy practice with specific focus in the area of inpatient (internal medicine or other) pharmacy application, didactic instruction, precepting on-site students, actively engaging in scholarship, and contributing to various committees within both the academic and healthcare settings.


  • An earned PharmD with a residency completed by date of appointment;
  • Experience in the area of care transitions;
  • Eligibility for South Dakota Licensure;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with and contribute to teams;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs;
  • Successful track record of scholarship;
  • Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.


  • Pharmacy practice residency and/or fellowship in the area of care transitions or other applicable area of pharmacy practice;
  • Experience with inpatient care delivery sufficient to precept clinical experiences for both acute care and transitions of care students;
  • Experience on college and institutional committees and professional service;
  • Experience with evidence-based and novel teaching techniques;
  • Vision for practice transformation;
  • Passion for and experience in individual and collaborative research including quality improvement, scholarship of teaching and learning, and clinical projects.


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.

The College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions offers a six-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and has offered the successful entry level Pharm.D. program since 1994. The Department of Pharmacy Practice provides classroom and clerkship instruction for the last two years of the Pharm.D. degree program and contributes classroom instruction and early experiential training for the pharmaceutical sciences phase of the degree. Faculty in the department are primarily located at practice sites, which provides students the opportunity for diverse learning experiences.

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.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by June 30, 2023.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online 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 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 Dr. Thaddaus (Tadd) Hellwig at Thaddaus.Hellwig@sdstate.edu or 605-333-4290.

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 by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. 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.