Open Positions

Faculty Positions

Lecturer in Computer Science

Position Numbers 52678 & 53370

The Department of Computer Science in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions beginning in Fall 2022. These positions are 9-month full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointments at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, based on the candidates’ experience and accomplishments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Opportunities exist to augment the academic year salary by assisting with summer or intersession instruction.

Duties include teaching and development of computer science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We welcome candidates with broad background in computer science fields, including but not limited to, AI/machine learning, software engineering, cybersecurity, programming languages, database, cloud computing, networks and systems, and computer science education. The expected teaching load will be four courses in each regular fall and spring semester. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates active learning.

A minimum of an M.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. degree by the start of employment.

Screening of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by March 1, 2022. However, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. 

To apply, please submit the following items to Interfolio

  • A cover letter of interest highlighting teaching accomplishments and relevant professional experience,
  • a current CV,  
  • statement of teaching philosophy, 
  • diversity statement
  • contact information for three professional references

Applicants are welcomed to provide evidence of excellence in teaching such as a sample of teaching materials developed by you. 

The Department of Computer Science at SMU offers B.S. (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET), B.A, M.S, Ph.D., and professional doctoral degree programs spanning the fields of Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Software engineering. For questions, please contact Ms. Beth Minton, Department Coordinator at

SMU is a private research university less than five miles from downtown Dallas, whose metroplex hosting one of the highest concentrations of high-tech jobs in the nation. SMU has over 12,000 students and over 1,100 faculty members. SMU campus is constantly ranked as one most beautiful campus in America and also hosts the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

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,


Adjunct Positions

We are always on the lookout for qualified part-time instructors. If you are interested in teaching for our Department on a part-time basis, you may send your resume/CV to Beth Minton.