Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured/open rank positions to begin Fall 2024:
Earth Sciences. Position No. 0050601. The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University invites applications to a fully endowed professorship named in honor of C.W. Matthews to be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level. We are seeking applicants who conduct innovative, interdisciplinary and quantitative research programs across all fields of geology and are especially interested in candidates working in emerging areas across disciplinary boundaries whose expertise contributes to department strengths. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to maintain an outstanding, internationally recognized, externally-funded research program; to teach, lead, and collaborate effectively a diverse student body of graduates and undergraduates; and to supervise professional staff. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department with internationally recognized faculty that conduct frontier research using quantitative, measurement-based approaches focused on the evolution of earth's fluid envelope and lithosphere, paleo- and modern climate, biogeochemical systems, and earth hazards. We are a community geared towards enabling our colleagues to succeed and lead in their individual fields. Endowments to the department support strategic faculty lines, student research and laboratory facilities. The Department features mass spectrometry and X-ray analytical laboratories and the Shuler Museum of Paleontology, supported by fully-funded technical staff positions. Faculty also participate in unique interdisciplinary research communities, including research clusters in Earth Hazards and National Security, Energy and Environmental Systems, and Data Science. All faculty in Earth Sciences are expected to fully participate in the educational mission of the department; this includes teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and mentoring postdoctoral researchers. The position will start August 1, 2024. Applications received by December 1, 2023, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application will include a cover letter, CV, statements on research and teaching, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Please submit application materials via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/133668. Candidates must have the following required qualifications: A PhD in the geosciences or closely related field at the time of appointment; A research record commensurate with tenure; i.e. greater than six years post PhD experience; Demonstrated ability to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program; A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
English. Position No. 00052460. The Department of English at Southern Methodist University invites outstanding applicants for a tenured appointment at the rank of advanced Associate or early Full Professor to the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities beginning August 1, 2024. The field is open. We welcome candidates in any and all fields of literary study in English, broadly defined, whose expertise would strengthen the department and its connections to affiliated departments and programs in the humanities and liberal arts, among them History, Philosophy, Art History, Ethnic Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The holder of this chair should be committed to an ambitious research agenda and active involvement in a dynamic department and its highly endowed Ph.D. program (in which all graduate students are fully funded and therefore carry little to no debt upon completion of their program). The department provides generous support for faculty research, travel, and conferences, and has undertaken plans to devote its resources to an array of postdoctoral fellowships, symposia, and new programs that will provide the holder of this chair with an opportunity to help shape its future. We especially encourage applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English (or related discipline) at the time of the appointment. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by December 15, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit applications to http://apply.interfolio.com/136262. Questions about the position and process, as well as confidential inquires and nominations, may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Rhonda Garelick (email@example.com). SMU is a private, secular university dedicated to upholding and supporting academic freedom, the protections of tenure, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is located in Dallas, Texas, which is part of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse city with a booming economy and a very affordable cost of living.
Psychology. (Position No. 6336). The Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor position in Psychological Clinical Science to begin in August 2024. We are searching for a candidate with an outstanding research record, as well as a strong interest in a leadership position in our Ph.D. program in clinical science (e.g., Director of Clinical Training). Our doctoral program in clinical science is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and accredited by the American Psychological Association. For additional information about our doctoral program and the department, please visit our website https://www.smu.edu/dedman/academics/departments/psychology. The specific area of research is open, as long as it is within psychological clinical science. Substantive research areas of particular interest include: (1) nosology/classification, etiology, measurement, prevention, and/or treatment of psychopathology (broadly defined); (2) diversity science (broadly defined) (3) risk or resiliency factors (broadly defined); (4) impact of societal problems (e.g., violence, racism) on mental and/or physical health. Successful candidates will have a collaborative approach to research and will have a track record of successfully generating external funding for research. Candidates also must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and, ideally, have previous academic leadership experience. SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Dedman College at https://www.smu.edu/dedman , and SMU at http://www.smu.edu. The City of Dallas is one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. It is a vibrant and diverse metropolis with multiethnic and multilinguistic communities as well as a rich arts and music community. SMU has many strengths to enable research. The Department of Psychology runs a training clinic, which can be used for treatment research. Recent university-wide initiatives facilitate multi- and interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty members, including the establishment of research clusters in Technology-Enhanced Immersive Learning and Data Science. The newly established Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies offers many forms of support for doctoral students, including a range of research fellowships. SMU is also home to one of the fastest and most powerful academic supercomputers in the nation (ManeFrame II), which can handle large volumes of complex data as well as the ability to implement advanced algorithms for time-series analysis, data mining, computational modeling, and machine learning. Maneframe II is currently being upgraded to include an NVIDIA DGX SuperPod with a theoretical performance of 100 PFLOPS for AI calculations that is available for use by all faculty and graduate students. SMU will be one of only two universities in the US to have a DGX SuperPod. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/128558. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness; and up to 5 representative publications or preprints. Three letters of reference should be sent separately. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 8, 2023; however, the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in psychology is required for the position. For questions about the search submission process or position, contact Ernest Jouriles (firstname.lastname@example.org), Psychology Search Committee Chair. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.
Sociology. Position No. 00053170. The Department of Sociology at Southern Methodist University invites applications for an open-rank position as department Chair to begin August 1, 2024 with the chairship to begin August 1, 2025. Applicants are particularly encouraged to apply if they can contribute to the university’s larger cluster hires in data science or urban studies. Faculty searches for urban studies are being conducted in the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Education, Political Science, Religious Studies, among others. 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 and 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. Minimum Requirements: PhD; at least three years of administrative experience. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to contribute courses toward the Markets and Culture major; Experience teaching and mentoring diverse students. Applications must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/112539 and should include a complete curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community that values diverse research and creative agendas. Review of applications will begin November 1. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 30, 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.
Physics. Position No. 52906. The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Experimental Particle Physics. The appointment is expected to start in August 2024. Southern Methodist University is a research intensive, private liberal arts university centrally located in the vibrant Dallas – Fort Worth metropolitan area. The current experimental program in the department is concentrated in the fields of particle physics and astrophysics. The particle physics program includes ATLAS at the LHC, NOvA and ICARUS at Fermilab, and development of readout and trigger electronics for collider experiments. The theory program is concentrated on the collider phenomenology and on theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. Applicants for the position must have a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience and a record of research excellence. Within the ATLAS Collaboration at the LHC, the department of physics at SMU is heavily involved in physics involving the Higgs boson, including studies of Higgs couplings and CP properties, the search for di-Higgs production and the search for the effects of physics beyond the Standard Model. The department has an outstanding and well-equipped optoelectronics laboratory and a firmware lab specializing in detector readout electronics. The university also provides competitive high performance computing resources for data science and AI/ML applications, including an NVIDIA SuperPOD. A successful applicant is expected to take a leadership position in the experimental particle physics program at SMU, as well as within the wider particle physics community. Comprehensive professional experience and vision for the future of particle physics are viewed as strong points. We especially encourage candidates who are currently active in an LHC experiment, and who have the ability to leverage the substantial aforementioned resources available at SMU for groundbreaking research. The successful candidate is expected to be successful in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We believe that equity and inclusion are essential components of our success as teachers and scholars. We seek colleagues who embrace SMU’s central values of intellectual diversity and academic freedom. Interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/133083. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2023. The deadline for full consideration is November 15, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Questions or inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Ryszard Stroynowski (email@example.com
Statistics. Position No. 5748. The SMU Department of Statistics and Data Science invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2024. We seek scholars who have outstanding qualifications in statistics and data science and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and inclusive teaching. This position is part of a strategic cluster hire that seeks to foster large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind's most daunting challenges. The Statistics & Data Science position is associated with the Data Core. Faculty will teach in our statistics and data science programs and collaborate with faculty, as appropriate, in the other cluster areas. The Department of Statistics & Data Science has 14 permanent faculty members, of whom 9 are tenured or on the tenure track. Faculty members conduct research in bioinformatics, causal modeling, clinical trials, human mobility data, imaging, incomplete data, machine learning, nonparametrics, sports analytics, stochastic processes, survival analysis, time series, topological data analysis, and wine economics. They collaborate with investigators in other departments at SMU, at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, and in other universities and government agencies. The department is the academic home for research and teaching in data science at SMU. The department offers a PhD in Statistical Science, a PhD in Biostatistics (in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center), a Master of Applied Statistics & Data Analytics, an online MS in Data Science, a BS in Statistics, and a BS in Data Science. It will begin offering a PhD in Data Science in Fall 2024. For more information, visit smu.edu/statistics. Faculty members teach and mentor students within the Statistics & Data Science programs and throughout the University. To apply, submit: a letter of application highlighting your qualifications and anticipated contribution to SMU's Data Science Core group and to collaboration on campus; a curriculum vitæ; a research statement; a teaching statement, and names of three colleagues who have agreed to write letters of reference. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/128580. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. The deadline for full consideration is November 27, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants may address questions to the Department Chair, Daniel Heitjan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The City of Dallas is one of the nation's most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. Dallas' quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options. A full range of professional sports teams, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city. Explore SMU at http://www.smu.edu.
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