Career Opportunities in Student Affairs

Career Opportunities in Student Affairs

Below are the open opportunities within the Division of Student Affairs in order of closing dates for applications. All applicants must use the SMU HR system to apply unless otherwise stated. Please click on the title to be taken to the application link. To see all openings at SMU, please visit the job posting board on the HR website

Open Positions 

Director of Academic Initiatives, Residence Life & Student Housing

Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Initiatives, for the Department of Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH). The Director of Academic Initiatives serves as a senior staff member within the Department of Residence Life and Student Housing  and oversees the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment for all academic programs and services offered within the residential communities. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President & Dean of RLSH and plays a key role in the strategic planning of the department with a focus on embedding academic programs and initiatives within the residential communities. This position must work collaboratively with the Faculty in Residence (FiRs) and FiR-Affiliates, Academic Affairs, and other departments to create vibrant residential communities that support student learning and academic success. Additionally, the Director of Academic Initiatives will examine the impact of academic initiatives within the residential communities.

Position is open until filled. 


Director of Housing Operations, Residence Life & Student Housing

SMU seeks a student-centered, energetic and highly motivated professional to join our team as the new Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Position is open until filled. 


Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Student Success and Wellbeing

SMU seeks a student-centered, energetic and highly motivated professional to join our team as the new Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Position is open until filled. 


Assistant Vice President and Dean of Residence Life & Student Housing, Residence Life & Student Housing

Announcing an exciting opportunity within the Division of Student Affairs at SMU! The Assistant Vice President and Dean of Residence Life & Student Housing is an extraordinary position for someone who is excited to lead and implement change within a division that fosters a residential commons model. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Position is open until filled.  


Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, The Department of Student Involvement

SMU is seeking an Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life. The Assistant Director provides training, development, and support for the SMU fraternity and sorority community, including individual members, chapters, councils, advisors and inter/national organizations. Specific advisement is provided to the individual members and 8 chapters of the Panhellenic council. The Assistant Director creates initiatives, events and programs that benefit the entire community. The Assistant Director is also a member of the Student Involvement team and works in service of the department to encourage students to discover their interests and find a sense of belonging through involvement. 

Position is open until filled.  


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