Where are we now?
During the 2021 – 2022 academic year, SMU will launch three external searches to fill strategic leadership positions that will support our research and graduate studies ambitions: 1) Vice Provost for Research and Chief Innovation Officer 2) Dean of the Moody School and Advanced Studies and Vice Provost for Graduate Education and 3) the Director of SMU’s Data Science Institute.
Taking the recommendation of faculty-led task forces and working in consultation with the deans, SMU will also advertise cluster hires in fall 2021 for two areas of strategic research excellence: 1) 21st Century Technology and Education and 2) Earth Hazards and National Security. These clusters will enhance areas of established research strength at SMU and will serve as a model for future cluster hires to support SMU’s research and scholarly/creative ambitions.
Plans are underway to advertise a data science cluster hire in fall 2023, once our new Data Science Institute Director comes onboard.