Non-Tenure Track Positions

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for non-tenure track positions to begin Spring 2022/Fall 2022

Chemistry. Position No. 00051114.  The Department of Chemistry at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for the position of Chemistry Lecturer. A strong interest in inclusive teaching and interacting with our undergraduate students is essential. The focus of this position is on, but not limited to, teaching undergraduate general chemistry lectures and laboratories, and the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the labs. In addition, the successful candidate should have strong communication and organizational skills. Training is provided.  This is an entry level non tenure track lecturer position. Promotion to Senior Lecturer is possible after 5 years.  We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position begins in the fall of 2022, although training can begin sooner if the timing fits with the new lecturer’s schedule. Preferred qualifications: Completed Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry; experience in teaching undergraduate courses or experience as a teaching assistant (TA). Application: The completed application should include a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, complete curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy (approximately one page), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 30, 2021, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.The Department of Chemistry is a forward-thinking community of scholars and professionals and our faculty perform research in a wide variety of fields.  We have a strong history of winning awards based on teaching excellence. Our faculty have been awarded the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award four times and the Provost’s Teaching Recognition Award two times. These are the highest honors awarded to tenured and non-tenured faculty based on dedication to teaching. The SMU Department of Chemistry is committed to inclusive teaching and mentoring of diverse groups of students. The Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and we award BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry. For more information, visit the SMU Department of Chemistry website:  SMU is a private university dedicated to academic excellence. SMU is designated as a preferred employer in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, one of the most prolific high-tech industrial centers in the country. The metroplex is a multi-faceted business community, offering exceptional museums, diverse cultural attractions, and a vibrant economy. Learn more about SMU at

English.  Position Numbers 00053304 and 00053305 The English Department at Southern Methodist University is happy to announce the inaugural Hughes Fellowships in Creative Writing for the 2022–2023 academic year. SMU will award two fellowships, one in poetry and one in prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). Each fellowship will provide two years of support. Fellows will be expected to make significant progress on a major project, to teach one course in creative writing per semester, and to engage in the intellectual and creative life of the department and the larger Dallas literary community. This engagement will include one major presentation per year: a public reading of the fellow’s own work in the first year and, in the second year, a conversation with an established writer about their creative practice. Fellows should also be available to mentor undergraduates on an informal basis. Annual compensation is $50,000 with full benefits. During the academic year, each Hughes Fellow will be expected to live in the Dallas area and hold no other professional or academic obligations. Only writers who have completed within the past five years—or are scheduled to complete by August 2022—an MFA or PhD in creative writing are eligible. A publishing record in nationally relevant periodicals is desirable but not required. As the Hughes Fellowships are meant to support emerging writers, applicants with second books in print or under contract will not be considered. Application: To ensure full consideration for the 2022–2023 Hughes Fellowships, the application must be received by February 9, 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (maximum twenty-five pages of prose, fifteen pages of poetry), and two letters of recommendation at The cover letter should address what the applicant hopes to accomplish as a writer during the year at SMU.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. About SMU: SMU is an inclusive community of teachers and scholars. We seek bold, curious, and creative faculty to position our students for success. We offer the rare confluence of a comprehensive global research institution and a close-knit intellectual enterprise in the liberal arts tradition. Like our hometown of Dallas, our campus is vibrant. Here, innovative thinkers conduct research that has lasting impact and transform big ideas into new products, inventive technology and world-changing solutions. Our welcoming learning community of faculty and nearly 12,000 students in seven schools embraces a world of people and ideas. To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU, please see:

Mathematics. Applications are invited for two non-tenure-track full-time Lecturer positions in the Department of Mathematics (position numbers 00700131 and 00700139) to begin in the Fall semester of 2022.  The successful candidates should provide evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and will be expected to advance the instructional mission of the department through teaching a range of undergraduate math courses and service at both the Department and University level. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in Mathematics or a related field, although exceptional candidates with an M.S. will be considered. Areas of teaching expertise of particular interest to the Department are pure mathematics and introductory scientific computing. Candidates with an interest in pedagogical innovation are particularly encouraged to apply. In exceptional cases appointment at the Senior Lecturer position is possible. The expected teaching load during the Spring and Fall semesters will be seven courses per year.To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) at least three letters of recommendation, (4) a teaching statement. In addition, submission of evidence of successful teaching such as teaching materials developed by the applicant, video recordings of lectures, and sample student evaluations is encouraged. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online via Applications received by February 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  SMU, a private university with active graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and engineering, is situated in a quiet residential section of Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is America's fourth largest metropolitan area, and residents enjoy access to world-class cultural and entertainment activities. The Department of Mathematics at SMU offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and applied mathematics.  There are currently 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 3 Senior Lecturers, 5 Visiting Professors, and 4 Adjunct Professors.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

World Languages and Literatures. Position Nos. 00006032 and 00052463. The Department of World Languages and Literatures in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University seeks two full-time, non-tenure-track lecturers in Spanish beginning fall semester 2022. One-year contract, renewable. M.A. or equivalent in Spanish required; Ph.D. preferred. Normal teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. We seek innovative and inclusive educators with demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of language and culture courses at the university level and training in second language acquisition and pedagogy. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English and experience teaching Spanish at the university level are required. Primary responsibility will be teaching beginning and intermediate courses. Expertise in languages for specific purposes and/or teaching of heritage speakers of Spanish is a plus.SMU is a global research university located in the heart of Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant metropolitan areas. The Department of World Languages and Literatures is a dynamic department housing eleven languages and fourteen undergraduate degree programs, and it serves all of SMU's 6000 undergraduates through the university-wide language requirement. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 31, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision by email after the position is filled. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter and CV; statement of teaching philosophy that addresses, among other factors, how you create an inclusive classroom environment; two letters of reference; and a photocopy of transcripts to: is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of       a background check.












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Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.