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Position Number 52678

The Department of Computer Science in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University invites nominations and applications for a 9-month full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. We welcome candidates with broad background in computer science topics, especially artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, systems, software engineering, or computer science education. This faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science consistent with the individual’s background. The expected teaching load will be four courses in each regular fall and spring semester. The Department of Computer Science at SMU offers bachelors, masters, professional doctoral, and PhD degree programs spanning the fields of Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Software engineering.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time of appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications: A terminal degree in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time of appointment. 

The position begins on or about August 1, 2021. The search committee will begin its review of the applications on or about April 29, 2021. To ensure full consideration for the position, please submit your materials by this date. However, applications will continue to be accepted 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 a background check. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

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, 
  • a 10 - 15 minute videoed teaching demonstration on a CS topic appropriate to a first/second year undergraduate CS course1
  • a sample of teaching materials developed by you2
  • a selection of evidence of successful undergraduate teaching (course evaluations, for example), and
  • contact information for three professional references.

1 For more information about the courses in the first and second year of the undergraduate computer science degree programs at SMU, please see the Department of Computer Science section of the SMU Undergraduate Catalog.

2 Examples of teaching materials include but are not limited to course handouts, assignments, project descriptions, syllabi, and slide decks. They do not need to be topically related to the material presented in the video teaching demonstration. 

For more information about SMU's Department of Computer Science, please continue to explore our website. For questions, please contact Ms. Beth Minton, Department Coordinator at

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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.