Non-Tenure Track Positions

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for non-tenure track positions to begin Fall 2020

Political Science. Position No. 0070004. The Political Science Department at Southern Methodist University (SMU), in cooperation with the Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position of Colin Powell Teaching Fellow in International Relations, starting Fall 2020. Teaching responsibilities include two classes per semester. Minimum qualifications include the completed Ph.D. in political science (required at the time of appointment), experience teaching undergraduate courses in political science, and a detailed research agenda. Candidates with expertise in international security studies, U.S. foreign policy, and international institutions are especially encouraged to apply.The Political Science Department at SMU is a collegial, research-active community of scholars across all subfields of political science and administers undergraduate programs in political science, international studies, and public policy. The Tower Center is an interdisciplinary academic center that seeks to bridge the gap between the worlds of policymaking and academia by supporting research in public policy and international affairs. Classes at SMU are small and expectations are high in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching for both the Political Science Department and the Tower Scholars Program, a selective public policy minor that attracts exceptionally gifted students and is one of SMU’s flagship undergraduate programs. The successful candidate for the Colin Powell Fellowship will be mentored by senior members of SMU’s Political Science Department, who will provide guidance to help the Fellow develop her/his teaching and research portfolio. Salary, benefits, and research funding are competitive. Appointment to the position will be for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance.Applicants should submit a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, and a writing sample, through the Interfolio system at  Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded using the Interfolio system. Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Prof. Stefano Recchia at: Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2020, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. 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, Texas.

World Languages.  Position No. 00050214. The Department of World Languages and Literatures in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer with an ability to teach all levels of French, with a particular emphasis on the beginning intermediate and advanced intermediate levels. The position will start in fall semester 2020 with a one-year contract, and is renewable thereafter. M.A. or equivalent in French required; Ph.D. preferred. Normal teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. We seek dynamic candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of language and culture courses at the college level, with a willingness and ability to teach in a collaborative, team-taught environment, and with training in second language acquisition and pedagogy. Native or near-native proficiency in French and English as well as experience teaching French at the university level are required. Strong preference for candidates with previous success teaching at the intermediate level. Ability to develop and teach content courses in English, on topics like linguistics or French culture, a plus. SMU is global research university located in the heart of Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant and dynamic metropolitan areas. The Department of World Languages and Literatures is a dynamic department housing ten languages and fourteen different degree programs, and it serves all of SMU’s 6000 undergraduates through the university-wide language requirement. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 30, 2020, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision by email after the position is filled. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter, CV, two letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a photocopy of transcripts to

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