Urban Research Faculty Cluster

SMU’s Urban Research Faculty Cluster offers opportunities for rich interdisciplinary connections among new and existing SMU faculty. The cluster fosters research on cities and urbanization from local and global perspectives. SMU’s location in Dallas, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, is an ideal setting for studying the opportunities and inequities that individuals, groups, and communities confront as they navigate and shape urban life.

To build on existing strengths in community-engaged research, Southern Methodist University announces eight new faculty positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. The multi-faculty hire is the fourth cluster in recent years and contributes to an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges.