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Instructor - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Instructor - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Posting Number F00032P
Department SDSU-Undergraduate Nursing
Physical Location of Position (City) Sioux Falls
Posting Text

The College of Nursing is seeking an experienced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to fill a full-time, nine-month position as Instructor to be located at our Sioux Falls, SD site. This position will be 100% during the academic year with up to 40% of their workload assignment dedicated to practice time at Falls Community Health in Sioux Falls, SD. This position will also receive summer supplemental for up to 40% time divided between practice and teaching. This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating assigned courses either as an individual assignment or as a member of a teaching team. As part of practice, this position will be expected to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with a broad array of mental health issues, maintain their own panel of patients, meet productivity standards, and work closely with the primary care provider to deliver patient-centered, integrated medical care.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

• Bachelor’s and graduate degrees in Nursing by date of application;
• Nationally Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner;
• 1-2 years of relevant clinical practice experience;
• Application indicates evidence of effective written communication skills;
• Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

• Doctoral preparation in Nursing or related discipline;
• 5 or more years of relevant clinical practice experience;
• Degree education from more than one degree-granting institution;
• Formal teaching experience in nursing;
• Evidence of professional service.

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. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

Posting Date 12/14/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/11/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Term
Proposed Rank Instructor Lecturer
Work Hours
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. The College of Nursing includes CCNE accredited undergraduate standard, accelerated, RN Upward Mobility, and graduate programs with more than 900 students at multiple sites. For a closer look, visit our website:

FCH is a federally qualified health center dedicated to providing complete, patient-centered primary health care and dental care for all ages and all people, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to primary care, FCH provides mental health and addiction counseling, social work, and case management to assist patients with complex health needs. Behavioral health services are fully integrated within the clinic. FCH is also a teaching facility for family practice resident physicians and fosters a culture of collegiality and learning amongst professionals and paraprofessionals.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by email SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Cynthia Elverson at (605) 367-8408 or

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • List Serv
    • Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • APLU
    • Linkedin
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents