We are delighted to announce an opening for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, located in the vibrant college town of Vermillion, SD.

This is a great opportunity to join an innovative and positive team of faculty to engage in significant contributions to the community and to the field of school psychology! The official job announcement is below. Please email Kari.Oyen@usd.edu with any questions!

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of School Psychology

Job Description: The school psychology program is pleased to announce a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position for our NASP-accredited Ed.S. and Ph.D. School Psychology programs. The program prides itself on their team-based approach to mentoring students and providing instruction and experiences to teach the comprehensive role of a school psychologist. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, providing advising and dissertation direction, supervising practicum students, conducting research, and applying for external funding. The program was recently awarded a $3 million Mental Health Demonstration Grant to address the shortage of school psychologists in South Dakota. This individual has the opportunity to join our dynamic team in implementing this program. Additional teaching assignments may be made based on professional and academic background and the needs of the Division. Faculty members are expected to make contributions in teaching, research, and service, including mentoring students in and out of the classroom. You may be required to provide instruction via face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of delivery methods. Start date for this position is August 22, 2024.


  • An earned doctorate by August 22, 2024 in school psychology (preferred) or related field is required.
  • Applicants must show evidence of accomplishments or strong potential for success in teaching, research leading to publication, grant writing, and professional service. We especially encourage applicants who are eligible for licensure as a psychologist in South Dakota, with consultation and school-based experience. Preference will be given to those graduating from NASP- or APA-accredited programs with specialization that augments current program strengths especially experience in field research, and/or behavior analysis.
  • Applicants should be eligible for licensure in the state of SD. We especially encourage applicants whose research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service will contribute to our principle of inclusive excellence. Candidates with a diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Position Details:

  • This position will remain open until filled, applications will be reviewed starting 11/01/2023
  • Duration of the Term: 9 months, renewable
  • Appointment Percent: 100%

Department Description and Cultural Expectations: The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive state institution known for its liberal arts programs. The School of Education, part of USD, offers a wide range of basic and professional programs. The School of Education consists of four divisions: Counseling and Psychology, Teacher Residency and Education, Educational Leadership, and Kinesiology and Sport Management. It is a research- and practitioner-based unit with eight specialty centers and institutes. The programs offered by the School of Education prepare individuals for careers as educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers, and specialists in education, health, and sports-related fields.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of South Dakota is committed to creating a dynamic and inclusive working and learning environment. It provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives, race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD upholds the principles of free expression and encourages diverse intellectual and ideological discussions in a timely and rational manner.

Apply at: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/36045  | Posting Number: F01308P

Please contact Dr. Kari Oyen (kari.oyen@usd.edu) with any questions about this position.