Faculty and Staff Recruitment


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

Earth Sciences.  Position No. 06029. The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU announces a search to fill a named tenure-track or tenured professorship (the rank is open) honoring WB Hamilton. We are seeking applicants with active research programs that are focused on nuclear test monitoring using array seismology, explosion and earthquake source studies, and/or infrasound, with experience in state-of-the art instrumentation and telemetry. The successful applicant will exhibit the ability to (1) maintain active research programs that involve national and international collaborators and to support those programs with external funds obtained from a diverse range of funding agencies, (2) oversee professional staff, and (3) mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful applicant will also have a commitment to full participation in the educational mission of the department, which is to provide professional training in the Earth sciences in a liberal arts environment. As the fourth holder of the chair, which was established in 1921, the successful candidate will extend existing departmental research strengths. These strengths include research on problems in the national interest such as natural hazards; earthquake seismology–including induced seismicity; nuclear test ban monitoring; and natural resources–including geothermal energy. The expected start date is August 1, 2018. Applications can be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/47665.  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 15, 2018, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its decisions after the position is filled.

English. Position No. 00050592.  The Department of English at Southern Methodist University invites outstanding applicants for a tenured Full Professor appointment for the D.E. Hughes Chair beginning Fall 2018. The department is especially interested in applicants with expertise in British Literature, 1700 – 1900, experience in mentoring doctoral candidates, and a commitment to interdisciplinary research. At SMU, the English Department is one of the largest in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and funding for this position is provided by the generous support of the Hughes Family Trust.  Candidates must bring a demonstrated commitment to teaching, at all levels, and a strong record of scholarly publications, research funding, and professional engagements. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English or related discipline at the time of the appointment.  Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by mail and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to Darryl Dickson-Carr, Chair, Department of English, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75275-0435 or via email to dcarr@smu.edu.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 

Chemistry. Position No. 00051413. The Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group, (CATCO; (http://smu.edu/catco/), Department of Chemistry at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas offers an open rank senior THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY position (Associate/Full Professor with tenure) starting August 1, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry or a related discipline. The successful candidate i) is expected to engage in the new Theoretical Chemistry PhD program; therefore evidence of excellence in teaching Theoretical/Quantum Chemistry at the graduate levels is mandatory; ii) must demonstrate an outstanding record of research and external funding and is expected to complement the current research in the CATCO group; iii) will strongly benefit from the excellent high performance computing facilities available on the SMU campus. Although all sub-disciplines of Theoretical Chemistry will be considered, applicants with a strong background in Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Photonics including method development will be given special attention. Applications must be submitted electronically in one single PDF file to ekraka@smu.edu 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 15, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Political Science. Position No. 00052605. The Political Science Department at Southern Methodist University invites applications for the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. This is a tenured position, open at the rank of professor or associate professor. Preference will be given to scholars with outstanding records of research and teaching in international relations with a specialization in one or more of the following subfields: US national security affairs, US foreign and defense policy, US security, strategic and intelligence studies, and civil-military relations. We are particularly interested in scholars who merge political science with fine-grained policy analyses. The successful candidate will serve as Director of the Security and Strategy Program (SAS@SMU), which provides research grants and organizes public events on national security issues. He or she will also be senior fellow in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies and will participate in Center activities and programs. PhD required at time of appointment. The expected start date for the position is fall 2018.  The Political Science Department at SMU currently consists of sixteen faculty members who offer undergraduate programs in political science, public policy, and international and area studies, with a total of over 250 majors.  Classes are small and expectations are high in both teaching and research.  The Tower Center for Political Studies (http://www.smu.edu/tower/), housed with the Political Science Department, is a dynamic interdisciplinary center sponsoring dozens of teaching, research, and public service programs annually in national and international politics.  The successful candidate will take a leading role in advancing the Department, the Center, and related programs, particularly the Center’s program in national security. 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 can initiate consideration by submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references to: Professor James Hollifield, Director, Tower Center, PO Box 750117, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0117 or jhollifi@smu.edu with CC to plsc@smu.edu.  The review of candidates will begin on 15 October 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  The committee will notify applicants of its decision when the search is complete.

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