Open Positions


Lecturer Position in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) seeks to fill the position of full-time civil engineering lecturer (Position Number 5728). This position entails two primary responsibilities:

  1. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering and mechanics, such as CEE 2310 Statics, CEE 4350 Concrete Design, CEE 4380/1 Senior Design, CEE 5/7365 Intro to Construction Management, CEE 5/7375 Advanced Concrete Design, CEE 5/7377 Advanced Steel Design, and CEE 5/7373 Prestressed Concrete)
  2. University/community service. In addition to teaching the aforementioned courses, SMU is committed to a “cluster hire” in smart and sustainable communities.

Major service tasks will involve advising undergraduate and graduate students in civil engineering and serving as Program Director for the civil engineering undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and commitment to student learning and education innovation. The minimum education requirement is a PhD. 

Interested and qualified individuals should send a curriculum vitae and letter of application describing relevant experience and interests to, with the position number listed in the email subject line. The position is expected to begin in August 2021 or January 2022.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by August 1, 2021, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


SMU is a private, nonsectarian university of 11,000 students located in University Park, a highly regarded residential community that is 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. SMU offers strong undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through seven schools – Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Meadow School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology, Dedman School of Law, and Simmons School of Education and Human Development. SMU’s The Second Century Campaign was the largest fundraising initiative in SMU’s history, exceeding their goal of $1 billion by raising $1.15 billion by the end of 2015.

The SMU Lyle School of Engineering is committed to developing the new American engineer, who is prepared to excel and lead in creating new economic opportunities while meeting the most difficult challenges facing society. The Lyle School maintains a steadfast focus on using engineering to address important issues both at home and around the world. The CEE Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering, as well as a professional M.A. degree in Sustainability and Development.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. 



We are continually seeking adjuncts to teach courses in various programs. Qualifications include a a related field with a professional background in industry. Prior teaching experience is highly preferred. Please send your curriculum vitae or resume to Danielle Abraham at for consideration.