Faculty and Staff Recruitment

Tenure Track

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured track positions to begin Spring or Fall 2018:

Biology. Position No. 00006058The Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University is under expansion, with plans to fill a number of junior and senior faculty positions in the next five years.  The Department currently invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants should have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a record of research excellence.  Preference will be given to individuals with potential to interact with current faculty in the areas of aging, cancer biology, developmental biology, epigenetics, neurobiology, biochemistry or emerging infectious diseases. Candidates will be expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program.  Competitive start-up funds and generous lab space in the Dedman Life Sciences Building will be offered.  The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.  For a more complete description of our program and facilities, please see our website at http://www.smu.edu/biology/.  Candidates should go to https://apply.interfolio.com/43725 and submit curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and three letters of recommendation. Position begins fall semester 2018. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be submitted by September 15, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

Chemistry.  Position No. 00005729.  The Department of Chemistry at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall/August 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including advanced laboratory courses and modern experimental physical chemistry. The candidate will be expected to establish a high-impact research program in experimental physical chemistry.  Although all disciplines will be considered, applicants specializing in experimental physical chemistry of materials/polymers or biophysical chemistry will be given special attention. Visit www.smu.edu/chemistry for additional information on the department. Send a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, detailed outline of research plans, and a statement on teaching philosophy as a single pdf file by e-mail to Elfi Kraka: ekraka@smu.edu. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the above-mentioned e-mail address. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. With an enrollment of over 11,000 students, SMU is a private university located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Economics. Position number 52758. The Department of Economics in Dedman College of Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong research focus in international macroeconomics, political economy, health economics or environmental economics. The ability to teach classes in at least one of these fields at all levels is necessary. Researchers with a strong background in any of these fields will be considered.  Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2018.  Candidates should upload their current curriculum vitae, a sample of recent research, and three letters of recommendation to the American Economic Association job posting website https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/.  The application in its entirety must be received by November 15, 2017, to receive priority consideration; however, application review will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its appointment decisions.  For additional information on this position send inquiries to eco@smu.edu.  For information on the SMU Department of Economics see http://smu.edu/economics/.

Economics.  Position number 00050799. The Department of Economics in Dedman College of Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong research focus in applied or theoretical econometrics. The ability to teach econometrics at all levels is necessary.  Applied researchers with a strong background in econometrics will be considered.  Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2018.  Candidates should upload their current curriculum vitae, a sample of recent research, and three letters of recommendation to the American Economic Association job posting website https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/.  The application in its entirety must be received by November 15, 2017, to receive priority consideration; however, application review will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its appointment decisions.  For additional information on this position send inquiries to eco@smu.edu.  For information on the SMU Department of Economics see http://smu.edu/economics/.

English.  Position No. 00029414The Southern Methodist University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor beginning Fall/August 2018. We are seeking a scholar with a well-developed Digital Humanities project and a research profile in any area of literary scholarship and new media. The applicant should show evidence of a theoretical and practical understanding of the role of computing in the humanities, which could include the intellectual and cultural effects of text mining, quantitative analysis, visualization, and text and archive creation. Teaching would range from introductions to digital humanities to working with graduate students with dissertations that employ DH.  Applicants should also be prepared to teach courses on literary topics that serve departmental needs, including courses that make use of computing resources. The appointee will join a developing interdisciplinary group who hold appointments in fields including history, engineering, gaming, the arts, and anthropology. We require a completed Ph.D. in a field of literary studies by the time of appointment. Applications should be submitted in searchable pdf format and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Applications should be addressed to Darryl Dickson-Carr, Chair, Department of English, Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75275, delivered by email at dcarr@smu.edu. To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by November 1, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Mathematics.  Position No. 00006031: Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Computational and Applied Mathematics to begin in the fall semester of 2018.  The department is searching for junior scholars with outstanding records of research in computational and applied mathematics, with a commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching.  We are seeking candidates whose interests align with those of the department and who would contribute in a substantial way to the university’s initiatives in high performance computing, data science and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty are currently working in emerging areas such in computational applied mathematics, neuroscience and electric power grid.  The Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees in Computational and Applied Mathematics and includes 17 tenured or tenure-track faculty researchers, all of whom work in application areas. Visit http://www.smu.edu/math/ for more information.  Interested applicants need to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and request three references to be addressed to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156.  Applications and supporting documentation for all positions must be submitted online via  http://www.mathjobs.org. Applications received by January 2, 2018 will receive full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A Ph.D. in applied mathematics or a related field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Applicants will be notified when the search is concluded. SMU, a private university with active graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and engineering, is situated in a quiet residential section of Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is America's fourth largest metropolitan area, and residents enjoy access to world-class cultural and entertainment activities.

Philosophy. Position No. 00050112.  The Department of Philosophy at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall/August 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related discipline at the time of the appointment. AOS or AOC: Ethics, broadly construed to include theoretical and applied ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, along with related subfields.  The successful candidate must show potential to publish at a high level as well as promise in teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching load is 2-2 with class sizes from 10-35 students.  Salary, benefits and research support will be competitive.  The Department of Philosophy is committed to increasing the diversity of the department and the campus community and strongly encourages applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia and the field of Philosophy. SMU is academically secular and welcomes faculty and students from all backgrounds.  More information about the philosophy department can be found at the departmental website:  http://www.smu.edu/dedman/academics/departments/philosophy. Any inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. Robert Howell, rhowell@smu.edu.   Applications should be submitted online to the following address http://apply.interfolio.com/44959 and should include a research statement, documentation of teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, writing sample and at least three letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin October 20, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  The department will not be interviewing at the APA.

Physics. Position No. 00053923.  The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the broadly defined area of Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology. The appointment will start in August 2018 or later. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. Current research in the Department of Physics at SMU is concentrated in the field of particle physics. Current experimental programs include ATLAS at the LHC, NOvA at Fermilab, SuperCDMS and DESI. The theory program is concentrated on the LHC related topics. The department expects an increased interest in astrophysics and astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students, and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/SMU/Physics Department  website and should include a research statement, statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Inquiries (but not applications) can be sent to: jobsearch@physics.smu.edu

Physics.  Position No. 00006318.  The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Particle Physics. The appointment will start in August 2018 or later. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics and have demonstrated experience and leadership ability within large collaborations.Current research at the Department of Physics at SMU is concentrated in the fields of particle physics and astrophysics. The experimental program includes ATLAS at the LHC, NOvA at Fermilab, SuperCDMS and DESI.  In ATLAS SMU has major responsibilities in the area of calorimeter electronics and trigger and is involved in the upgrade program for readout electronics. The theory program is concentrated on the LHC related topics and is expected to expand in the areas of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. SMU provides substantial computing resources in support of the experimental and theoretical programs. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students and to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/SMU/Physics Department  website and should include a research statement, statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, the application should be received by November 15, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Inquiries (but not applications) can be sent to: jobsearch@physics.smu.edu

Political Science. Position No. 00006294. The Political Science Department at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Political Theory, starting Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory course in political theory, a history of political thought sequence, and upper-level courses reflecting the candidate’s expertise. Candidates with clear and well-developed teaching and research interests in the nexus between equality and liberty, especially in the context of political-economic relationships, are especially encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications include the completed Ph.D. in political science (required at the time of the appointment), experience teaching undergraduate courses in political science, and a detailed research agenda. The Political Science Department at SMU is currently a faculty of fifteen administering programs in political science, international studies, and public policy for approximately 300 undergraduate majors and minors. The Department also houses and has access to the resources of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies. Southern Methodist University is a comprehensive university of 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students located on a beautiful urban campus just north of downtown Dallas. Applicants should submit a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Joseph F. Kobylka, Chair, Political Theory Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750117, Dallas, TX 75275-0117; or as e-mail attachments (pdf preferred) to plsc@smu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017. Applications must be postmarked by this date to ensure full consideration for the position, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled.

Psychology. Position Nos. 00052830 & 00006291. The Department of Psychology in Dedman College invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August 2018: one position in Health Psychology and one in Cognitive Science (broadly construed). A PhD is required at the time of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a highly productive research program that can generate external funding. They must also be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will compliment research (in biological, child & family, health, psychopathology, and social psychology) being conducted by the faculty and graduate students in our APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology.  Position 1: Health Psychology (Position No. 00052830). The research area is open, but topics of interest include: (1) health disparities; (2) health intervention or prevention research; (3) health risk behaviors; and (4) cardiovascular disease. Position 2: Cognitive Science (Position No. 00006291). The research area is open, but topics of interest include: (1) social and affective neuroscience; (2) social cognition; (3) learning and memory; and (4) attention. Successful candidates should be able to conduct their primary research in the absence of a neuroimaging facility on our campus.Applicants with a PhD in any relevant area of psychology will be considered for the Health or Cognitive Science position. Current faculty members have established strong collaborative relationships with medical centers and community agencies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For additional information about the department, visit http://www.smu.edu/dedman/academics/departments/psychology. Applications should be submitted electronically (pdf format) and must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications or preprints, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference are also required and should be sent separately. To ensure full consideration, the application deadline is October 2, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to “Health Psychology Faculty Search” or the “Cognitive Science Faculty Search,” respectively, at psycsearch@smu.edu.

Sociology.   Position Number 00050341. The Sociology Department at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018 pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates with primary research and teaching interests in economic sociology, work and/or labor markets. The successful applicant will have an ambitious research program and excellent teaching skills. The position offers a teaching load of two courses each semester. In addition to Sociology courses, applicants will teach core courses in, and have an opportunity to contribute to the continued development of a popular, interdisciplinary Markets and Culture major managed by the Sociology Department. To ensure consideration for the position, completed application must be received by October 1, 2017. To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, a one page research agenda, two article or chapter-length samples of research writing, evidence of teaching effectiveness including a sample syllabus and teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of reference to  http://apply.interfolio.com/43029. A PhD is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should direct questions to Matthew R. Keller, Chair of the Search Committee, at mkeller@smu.edu. SMU is a private, nonsectarian university of 11,000 students located in University Park, a highly regarded residential community that is 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. SMU offers strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools — humanities and sciences, business, the arts, engineering, education, law, and theology. 

Statistics.  Position No. 00006332.  The Department of Statistical Science at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor appointment beginning either January 2018 or fall 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or related discipline at the time of the appointment. Evidence of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels is highly favorable. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to develop an agenda of independent and collaborative research, and to attract extra-mural funding. Although all sub-disciplines of statistical science will be considered, applicants with a background in time series, statistical learning and data mining, or experimental design will be given special attention. Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by letter and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by October 1, 2017 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Applications should be sent to Sheila Crain, Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750332, Dallas, Texas 75275 or to scrain@smu.edu

Statistics.  Position No. 00006354.  The Department of Statistical Science at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall/August 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or related discipline at the time of the appointment. Evidence of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels is highly favorable. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to develop an agenda of independent and collaborative research, and to attract extra-mural funding. Although all sub-disciplines of statistical science will be considered, applicants with a background in time series, statistical learning and data mining, or experimental design will be given special attention. Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by letter and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. To insure full consideration, the application must be received by February 1, 2018 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Applications should be sent to Sheila Crain, Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750332, Dallas, Texas 75275 or to scrain@smu.edu

 

 

 

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