The Division of Counseling and Psychology in Education at The University of South Dakota and the Center for Disabilities at Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota seeks a postdoctoral research fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for analyzing and publishing existing data, developing and implementing new investigations, contributing to research and development initiatives, and mentoring others in research design and analysis. The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct original research aligned with the mission of both agencies. There is also an opportunity for teaching experience, especially statistics, research methods, interprofessional education, courses in area of expertise, and workshops or trainings.

This position is housed jointly between the two agencies and will coordinate research between the Center for Disabilities and Division of Counseling and Psychology. The agencies have similar, aligned goals and objectives and offer opportunities for diverse experience.

An earned doctorate by August 21, 2017 in counseling, psychology, education or related field is required; fields of counseling, school psychology, educational psychology, special education, and human development and leadership are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with individuals with disabilities, including autism and other development disabilities, mental health, and co-occurring conditions. Candidates with a diverse background are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a cover letter, vita, and the names and contact information of 3 references online at Questions can be directed to Dr. Amy Schweinle, Review of applications will begin May 17, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive; liberal arts based state institution with an enrollment over 10,000 students. Basic and professional programs are available in the School of Education, School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Education is organized into four basic Divisions: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Administration; Counseling and Psychology in Education; and Kinesiology & Sport Science. Graduate work is available through the doctorate in several program areas. The Education unit is accredited/approved by NCATE, NCA, CACREP, NASP, and the South Dakota Department of Education.

The Center for Disabilities, a University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, conducts training and technical assistance, interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education, research, and dissemination of information  focused on promoting best practices, building community capacity, and impacting state and federal policy to support people with disabilities living, working, and fully participating in their communities.

The University of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.