Faculty and Staff Recruitment


Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured positions to begin Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016:


The Prothro Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences. Position No. 00053683.  Southern Methodist University seeks to hire a highly creative and productive scientist to fill the endowed Prothro Chair position in the Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College, beginning either January 1, 2016 or August 1, 2016.  Although preference will be given to candidates currently at the Full Professor level, applications from candidates at the advanced Associate Professor level will be also be considered.  The successful candidate must have a distinguished record in biological or biomedical research that includes a history of significant external support, a strong publication record, and demonstrated commitment to student training. Preference will be given to individuals with potential to interact with current faculty in the areas of aging, cancer biology, epigenetics, infectious diseases, neurobiology, or structural biochemistry.  The department is under expansion, with plans to fill several new positions within the next few years.  For a more complete description of our program and facilities, please see our website at http://www.smu.edu/biology/. To ensure full consideration, please submit your curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, and contact information for three references.  Letters of references will be solicited only after the application material is reviewed by the search committee and permission is provided by the applicant. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality until a list of candidates for interviewing is determined.  All materials must be assembled into one PDF and sent to Santosh D’Mello, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX  75275-0376 by email to: dmello@smu.edu.  Review of the applications will begin June 1, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Maguire University Professorship of Ethics. Position number 00050938. Southern Methodist University invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar in ethics to assume the Maguire University Professorship of Ethics.  The chair is one of two University professorships in ethics whose holder reports directly to the Provost.  The incumbent’s specialization can be in any area of ethics.   The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with a distinguished record in research, publication, and teaching.  In addition to her/his own research, the chairholder’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduates, interacting with a strong group of ethicists on campus, and serving as a member of the board of the Cary M Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.  The chairholder may also interact with other centers on campus such as the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, and contribute to interdisciplinary work on campus and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.   Finally he or she will have opportunities to work with graduate and professional students.  Nominations or letters of application, including curriculum vitae and list of references should be submitted by January 1, 2015, to:  Professor Peter K Moore, Chair, Maguire Chair Search Committee, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 235, Dallas, Texas 75275-0317.  The appointment begins fall 2015.  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by January 1, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  The committee will notify applicants of the decision after the position is filled.

Earth Sciences. Position No. 06029. The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU announces a search to fill a named professorship honoring WB Hamilton. We solicit nominations and applications from distinguished earth scientists who maintain vigorous and sustainable research programs and who have a commitment to full participation in the educational mission of the department to provide professional training in a liberal arts environment. As the fourth holder of the chair established in 1921, we seek an individual who can extend existing departmental strengths in earth science. The department’s focus is on pure research to understand Earth history and geologic processes with applied research on problems in the national interest such as climate and environmental change, earthquake seismology including induced seismicity, natural hazards, nuclear test ban monitoring and resources including geothermal energy. The expected start date is August 1, 2015.  Applications can be submitted electronically to sschwob@smu.edu or in writing to: Professor Neil Tabor, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 0395, Dallas TX 75275.  Applicants should include curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references.  To insure full consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.

Mathematics.  Position No. 00050961. Applications are invited for the Clements Chair of Mathematics to begin in the fall semester of 2014.  The department is searching for senior scholars with outstanding records of research in computational and applied mathematics as well as a strong commitment to teaching, including an established history of advising doctoral students.  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 and interdisciplinary research. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.   The Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees in Computational and Applied Mathematics and includes 16 tenured or tenure-track faculty researchers, all of whom work in application areas. Visit http://www.smu.edu/math/ for more information.  To apply send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references to: The Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156.  The Search Committee can also be contacted by sending e-mail to mathsearch@mail.smu.edu. (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768-2355).Applications received by November 1, 2013 will receive full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  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.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.  The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.