Tenure Track Positions

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured track positions to begin Fall 2023:

Biology.  Position No. 50553. The Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University plans to fill multiple junior faculty positions in the next several years, and currently is inviting applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. Southern Methodist University is a research intensive, private liberal arts university centrally located in the vibrant Dallas metroplex. Applicants for the position must have a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of research excellence. Preference will be given to individuals with research interests that broadly complement existing faculty research in the areas of neurobiology, immunology, cancer biology, developmental biology, epigenetics, biochemistry, or viral infectious diseases.Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position comes with a competitive start-up package that includes generous lab space in the Dedman Life Sciences Building, protected time for the establishment of an independent research program as well as mentoring by collegial and supportive faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally¬≠ funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as curricular development for the PhD program in Molecular & Cellular Biology. For a more complete description of our program and facilities, please visit our website at http://smu.edu/biology and our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/smubiology.This Biology faculty position is part to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind's most daunting challenges including health-related problems. It is one of twelve positions allocated to a. cluster hire in Data Science associated with a Health Analytics group that in addition includes positions in Psychology, Applied Physiology and Sports Management, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The new Biology faculty member will be expected to establish successful collaborations with the other hires in the Health Analytics and Data Core groups that can help identify, understand, and control the burden of health-related challenges. Interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, one page diversity statement, statement of research plans, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/112537. Position begins fall semester 2023. To ensure full consideration, the application must be submitted by November 21, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Questions or inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Robert Harrod (rharrod@smu.edu).

 

Economics. Position number 0006347. The Department of Economics in Dedman College of Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, effective August 1, 2023. We are interested in candidates with a strong research focus on International Trade, Public Economics, Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, or Political Economy. Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2023.  Candidates should upload their current curriculum vitae, a sample of recent research, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/111749.  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 20, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. For additional information on this position send inquiries to eco@smu.edu. The SMU Department of Economics is home to a passionate group of research active scholars. Economics is the second most popular major at SMU amongst undergraduates. We also maintain successful master’s and Ph.D. programs. We seek an innovative and inclusive educator and mentor for undergraduates and graduate students. For more information see http://smu.edu/economics/

 

Mathematics. Position Nos. 0006031 and 00052760. Applications are invited for two tenure-track Assistant Professorships in Computational and Applied Mathematics to begin in the fall semester of 2023. The department is searching for scholars with an outstanding research record in the mathematical foundations, algorithms, and/or applications of data science and machine learning, and who have a track record of interdisciplinary collaborations. The successful candidates should be committed to interdisciplinary research and inclusive teaching.  These positions are part of a strategic cluster hire in Data Science and are two of the twelve positions allocated to the cluster around three areas of focus: Data Core, Health Analytics, and Technology and Education.  The multi-faculty hire represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges.  In particular, these two positions are associated with the Data Core group which also includes positions in Computer Science, Statistics, and Information Technology and Operations Management.  Faculty are expected to teach in our data science programs and to collaborate with faculty, as appropriate in the other cluster areas.  The SMU Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.)  in Computational and Applied Mathematics and has 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty with research in diverse application areas, many with collaborations both within and outside SMU. The department also offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics. For more information visit http://www.smu.edu/math/. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application highlighting their qualifications, indicating how they would contribute to SMU’s Data Core group, a complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, as well as a 1-page statement on how the applicant will enhance the diversity of our faculty and its research and best serve a diverse student body. In addition, applicants should request at least three letters of recommendation. Applications and supporting documentation, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/112541. Applications received by November 30, 2022, will receive full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. A Ph.D. in computational/applied mathematics or mathematics or a related field is required by the time of appointment, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the positions are filled.

 

Physics.  Position No. 5766. The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Astrophysics or Cosmology, broadly defined. While an appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field; postdoctoral experience; and a record of research excellence. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students, and teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty are expected to teach and mentor diverse students within the Physics program and throughout the University. The appointment will start in August 2023 or later. Southern Methodist University is a research intensive, private university centrally located in Dallas, Texas. Current research in the Department of Physics at SMU focuses on the fields of observational and theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, especially in the areas of supermassive black holes, supernovae, early universe cosmology, and large-scale structure. SMU faculty are deeply engaged in DESI, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4. The department also features strong research programs in experimental and theoretical particle physics. The Department of Physics aims to provide a collegial scientific community with equitable access and participation for all individuals and groups, and recognizes the value of this participation to the quality of our research. Applications must be submitted via lnterfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/114634 and should include a cover letter, research statement, statement addressing teaching and mentoring, curriculum vitae, a one-page diversity statement, and at least three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022. To ensure full consideration, the application should be received by December 15, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Questions or inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Joel Meyers (jrmeyers@smu.edu). The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.

 

Psychology.  Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Psychological Clinical Science (Position No. 52695) to begin in August 2023. This position is part of a cluster hire in Data Science and is one of twelve positions allocated to the cluster around three areas of focus: Data Core, Health Analytics, and Technology and Education. The multi-faculty hire represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges. This position is associated with the Health Analytics group that in addition includes positions in Biology, Applied Physiology and Sports Management, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Faculty are expected to collaborate with faculty in the Health Analytics and Data Core groups with the goal of acquiring and/or employing data that can help us further identify, understand, and control the burden of health-related challenges. The Department of Psychology is seeking candidates with a program of research in a substantive area of clinical science that also contributes to the Health Analytics area of the Data Science cluster. Substantive research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) nosology/classification, etiology, measurement, prevention, and/or treatment of psychopathology (broadly defined); (2) psychological aspects of physical health; (3) risk or resiliency factors (broadly defined); and (4) impact of societal problems (e.g., violence, racism) on mental and/or physical health. Examples of methodologies and data analytic approaches with significant potential to enhance SMU’s capacity in Data Science include, but are not limited to: (1) computational modeling and machine learning applications; (2) high-speed computing for analysis of large datasets (e.g., neuroimaging or diagnostic data); (3) intensive mobile data collection and data sensing (e.g., geolocation, smartphone usage); (4) use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for assessment or intervention. SMU has many strengths to support research in the Data Science Cluster. SMU is home to one of the fastest and most powerful academic supercomputers in the nation (ManeFrame II), which can handle large volumes of sensing data as well as the ability to implement advanced algorithms for time-series analysis, data mining, and machine learning. Maneframe II is currently being upgraded to include an NVIDIA DGX SuperPod with a theoretical performance of 100 PFLOPS for AI calculations that is available for use by all faculty and graduate students. SMU will be one of only two universities in the US. to have a DGX SuperPod. Applicants with a Ph.D. in any area of psychology will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. A Ph.D. is required at the time of the appointment. Successful candidates must be able to contribute meaningfully to our doctoral program in clinical science, which is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and accredited by the American Psychological Association. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a rigorous and highly productive research program that can generate external funding. Candidates also must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will have a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research and will be experienced working with multidisciplinary teams. For additional information about our faculty, the doctoral program and the department, visit https://www.smu.edu/dedman/academics/departments/psychology. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/113069. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, including how they would contribute to SMU’s Health Analytics group; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; up to 5 representative publications or preprints; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a 1-page statement on how the applicant will enhance the diversity of our faculty and its research and best serve a diverse student body. Three letters of reference should be sent separately. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2022; however, the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. For questions about the search submission process or position, contact Chrystyna Kouros (ckouros@smu.edu), Psychology Data Science Cluster Search Committee Chair. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.

 

Statistics. Position Nos. 6034 and 50297. The SMU Department of Statistical Science invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Statistics & Data Science to begin in Fall 2023.We seek scholars who have outstanding qualifications in statistics and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and inclusive teaching. These positions are part of a strategic cluster hire in Data Science and are two of twelve positions allocated to the cluster around three areas of focus: Data Core, Health Analytics, and Technology & Education. The multi faculty hire represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind's most daunting challenges. These positions are associated with the Data Core group which also includes positions in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology & Operations Management. Faculty are expected to teach in our statistics and data science programs and to collaborate with faculty, as appropriate, in the other cluster areas. The Department of Statistical Science has 13 faculty members, with 9 tenured or on the tenure track. We conduct research in Bayesian inference, bioinformatics, causal modeling, clinical trials, imaging, incomplete data, machine learning, nonparametrics, stochastic processes, survey sampling, time series, and topological data analysis. We collaborate with investigators in other departments at SMU, at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, and in other universities and government agencies. The department has been designated to serve as the academic home for research and teaching in data science at SMU. The department offers a PhD in Statistical Science, a PhD in Biostatistics (in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center), a Master of Applied Statistics & Data Analytics, a BS in Statistics, and a BS in Data Science. Plans are afoot to introduce a PhD in Data Science. For more information, visit www.smu.edu/statistics. Faculty are expected to teach and mentor djverse students within the Statistical Sciences program and throughout the University. Southern Methodist University is an inclusive community of teachers and scholars situated in the heart of Dallas, one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. We seek bold, curious, and creative faculty members 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. Our welcoming learning community of faculty and 12,000 students in seven schools embraces a world of people and ideas.To apply: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application highlighting the candidate's qualifications and anticipated contribution to SMU's Data Science Core group and to collaboration on campus, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a one-page diversity statement, and the names of three colleagues who have agreed to write letters of reference. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online at Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/112531. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The deadline for full consideration is November 30, 2022.  Applicants may address questions to the Department Administrator, Sheila Crain, at scrain@smu.edu.

 

 

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