Non-Tenure Track Positions

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for non-tenure track positions to begin January 2024/Fall 2024:

Earth Sciences.  Position Number 51161: The Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University seeks a non-tenure-track full-time lecturer to conduct teaching and teaching related activities. Candidates with interest in pedagogy and curricular issues related to the earth systems sciences including laboratory experiences for undergraduates are particularly encouraged to apply. The expected teaching load will be six courses per academic year. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for organizing the geology teaching collection as well as expanding shared laboratory materials and exercises across the Earth Sciences BS and BA curriculums. Faculty are expected to provide inclusive learning and mentoring to a diverse student body and must enjoy working with undergraduate students at the introductory level and within the major. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in some discipline of geology is required. The department engages in fundamental and applied research using quantitative, measurement-based approaches focused on Earth system interactions with current specialties in geochemistry, biogeochemical cycling, tectonics, environmental and climate studies, life and its history, remote sensing, seismology and seismo- acoustics, and natural and anthropogenic hazard and risk. All faculty are committed to full participation in the educational mission of the department; this includes teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to provide professional training in the Earth Sciences in a liberal arts environment. This appointment is for one academic year and is renewable. The position preferred start date is January 2, 2024.  Applications received by October 31, 2023, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will include a cover letter, CV, and at least two letters of recommendation. Candidates are also encouraged to submit supporting material such as evidence of successful teaching and/or pedagogical skills. Please submit application materials via Interfolio link The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. For more information, please visit the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences or contact

Sociology. Position No. 52316.  The Department of Sociology at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a lecturer to begin August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will initially teach two sections of Introduction to Sociology, one section of Social Problems and one upper-division substantive courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise – to be negotiated with the Department Chair. The teaching load is four courses per semester. Applications are particularly welcomed if the applicant can contribute courses toward Markets and Culture, our interdisciplinary economic sociology degree. Requirements include PhD by the time of appointment.  The Department of Sociology is among the larger degree-granting programs in Dedman College. We serve around 65 Sociology majors and minors and 90 Markets and Culture majors, an interdisciplinary economic sociology degree housed in Sociology. Forty percent of our students are from underrepresented groups. Housed in historic Hyer Hall overlooking the beautiful live oak-lined Dallas Hall Quad, our department is collegial with a strong history of working with McNair Scholars and offering courses that support other interdisciplinary majors in Health & Society and Human Rights as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies and Law and Legal Reasoning minors. Our faculty contribute to the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s research symposia and take advantage of the opportunity to live on campus in the residential commons as a Faculty-In-Residence and teach at our sister campus in the mountains of Taos, NM. SMU is in a transformative period of expansion as the university approaches its goal of reaching the R-1 research tier. SMU’s Second Century Campaign was the largest fundraising initiative in SMU's history, raising $1.15 billion by the end of 2015 and a new $1.5 billion campaign, SMU Ignited, has begun. A series of interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires centering on urban studies, data science and high-performance computing, earth hazards and national security, and 21st century technology and education are introducing new collaborations among the faculty across the university and generating innovation in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center that is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 corporations, and beyond. Applications must be submitted via interfolio ( and should include a letter focusing on the applicant’s approach to teaching and creating an inclusive classroom, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The application letter or a separate document should identify substantive courses previously taught and courses that the candidate is interested in teaching. Applicants should also provide copies of sample syllabi for courses; and complete copies of recent teaching evaluations. Finally, applicants should provide letters from at least three references who can speak to the applicant’s classroom skills. SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community that values diverse research and creative agendas. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2024. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 1, 2024, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private nonsectarian university of 11,000 students.  





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