Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance

Are you excited to take your research and leadership skills to a new level?  Then the Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, South Dakota is the place for you.  Under the direction of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, this position will be a core partner in SDSU’s research growth.  The Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance will promote research excellence through research integrity and compliance as the university pursues a multi-faceted research growth agenda.  We are looking for a hands-on learner and leader who is committed to SDSU’s core values.  This position is a 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position. 


The university is in a multi-faceted transition to grow our impact through research, scholarship, and creative activity.  Recent build out of facilities to support research exceeds $200 million. 


South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.


Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 



  • Provide vision and leadership among university sectors and stakeholders for implementing and continuously improving SDSU’s research integrity and regulatory compliance;
  • Provide for accountability of the university’s research complies with federal and state laws and regulations and relevant policies and holds to a high standard of responsible conduct;
  • Ensure timely information to university leadership on issues of regulatory compliance and responsible conduct of research;  
  • Areas of responsibility include research involving human subjects; research and other programming involving animal subjects; export control and foreign influence; and other areas including, but not limited to, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment, unmanned aircraft systems, biosafety and recombinant DNA, and dual use research of concern.



The salary range for the Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance is $72,000 - $107,000.  We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 6% matching, 10 hours of annual leave each month, 9.34 hours of sick leave each month, and eleven paid holidays.  Relocation benefits are available per university’s guidelines. 



South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with over $60 million annual research expenditures, more than 200 academic programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. We offer a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusions and access.  The university is part of a dynamic community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees, which offers an abundance of attractions and activities.  South Dakota State University offers a wide range of excellent benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave.  Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.



  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a related field of study or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience developing and leading compliance in research involving human subjects or animal subjects completed by date of application;
  • Interpersonal, adaptability, collaborative, and leadership skills in a complex organizational structure;
  • A valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire; and
  • At least three years of experience developing and leading compliance in one or more of this position’s areas of responsibility.



  • Five or more years of experience leading program development and implementation in several or all areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated leadership of high performing teams;
  • Demonstrated leadership in building partnerships across organizational sectors, leadership levels, and stakeholder groups; and
  • Experience conducting self-assessments of compliance controls.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by December 7, 2022. 



SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.”  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, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.  


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, successful completion of a criminal background check.  


South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.   It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students.  This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. 


For questions on the position, contact search committee chair, Om Perumal at 605-688-4745 or


South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status that may become protected in the offering of all educational programs and employment. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing  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.


Contact Information

South Dakota State University



Avera Health & Science 275
Box 2202C
Brookings, South Dakota 57007


Background Information



  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Compliance
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time