Available Faculty Positions


Sanford Research invites applications from biomedical researchers for full time faculty at the rank of Assistant Scientist with commensurate rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota. An historic $400 million gift by philanthropist Denny Sanford has allowed for expansion of Sanford Research, an energetic and collegial research community with a focus on pediatric research.

We seek outstanding scientists with research programs on the underlying mechanisms and/or treatment of congenital defects, developmental disorders, and pediatric diseases. Applicants should hold a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree and complement the existing strengths and the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of Sanford Research. Candidates will be expected to develop independent research programs with extramural funding.

Significant institutional support, including modern laboratory space and state-of-the-art facilities, will be provided at the Sanford Center. In addition, a comprehensive compensation package will be tailored to the individual's qualifications.

Sanford Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates should submit a single PDF including a detailed curriculum vitae, description of research experience and future research plans with specific details on the relevance of their research to pediatric research. Candidates should also submit at least three letters of recommendation. Incomplete candidate packages will not be accepted.

All application materials should be sent by e-mail to: 
David A Pearce Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Sanford Research
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota
2301 E. 60th Street North, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
FAX: 605-312-6071
Email: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org