Faculty recruitment in the area of earth hazards and national security

These positions will complement SMU’s internationally recognized strengths in seismicity; paleoseismology and geohazards; and the collection, processing, modeling, and interpretation of infrasound/seismic and radar data to address National Security issues. Additional strengths lie in computational and applied mathematics, especially in the areas of wave phenomena, numerical methods for understanding complex physical phenomena, and scientific computation. Strengths in economics include the theoretical and empirical analysis of environmental issues, spatial linkages, and high-resolution spatial data. Candidates will be expected to develop an outstanding research program and effectively teach and advise a diverse student body of graduate and undergraduate students. SMU faculty are extremely well funded, and they benefit from a host of resources dedicated to facilitating interdisciplinary work, including the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute. Additionally, SMU hosts powerful high-performance computing facilities with computational ability of 630 teraflops, 11,088 CPU cores, 116.5 TB of total memory with no usage fee for research and education purposes. SMU is also currently making appointments in another cluster on twenty-first technology and education, and we expect to launch another cluster initiative next year in data science. SMU’s cluster hires represent an ambitious program to increase the university’s research presence by developing larger-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges.

The four positions SMU is seeking to fill at this time are as follows: