The University of South Dakota, located in the vibrant college town of Vermillion, invites applications for the position of Post-doctoral Researcher in the School of Education. This is a remarkable opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and grant coordination while receiving structured mentorship for professional development.

Position Summary: The Post-doctoral Researcher will be responsible for providing grant coordination services and serving as the primary contact for administrative tasks related to a federally funded training grant. This includes tasks such as deliverable preparation, ordering materials, and scheduling. The successful candidate will receive mentorship from School Psychology faculty in their areas of professional interest, including graduate-level teaching, clinical supervision, and applied research – these are expected comprise a significant portion of the post-doctoral researcher’s time.


  • An earned doctorate in School Psychology or a related field by the position start date.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with school personnel and a collaborative training team.
  • Preferred qualifications include prior experience in grant and/or project management, as well as experience working in high-needs LEAs (Local Education Agencies) and with PK-12 students.

Position Details:

  • This position will remain open until filled, applications will be reviewed starting 6/16/23
  • Duration of the Term: 12 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: | Posting Number: NFE02039P

Please contact Dr. Kari Oyen ( with any questions about this position.