Non-Tenure Track Positions

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for non-tenure track positions to begin January 2024/Fall 2024: 

Biological Sciences.  Position No. 53380.  SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, Dedman College, Dallas TX. The Department of Biological Sciences seeks a non-tenure track lecturer to join our collaborative and diverse team. Responsibilities include teaching a non-majors introductory biology lecture course (introduction to topics in cell biology, metabolism, genetics, and human physiology) and upper-level laboratory courses in molecular genetics and biochemistry. Additional teaching to fulfill course load requirements can be tailored to the candidate’s interests and expertise. Applicants must have a Ph.D. Preference will be given to individuals with a background in molecular genetics or biochemistry and to those with recent research and teaching experience in the biological sciences. Because this is a teaching intensive position, applicants must enjoy working with undergraduate students. Lecturers are welcomed and encouraged to participate in departmental committees and meetings, although such service is not required. Lecturers are eligible to apply for SMU-sponsored faculty grants for research and travel. A competitive salary will be offered. This is intended to be a long-term position and there is a promotion track. To apply, candidates should forward curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/128534. Position begins fall semester 2024. To ensure full consideration for the positions, the application must be submitted by March 1, 2024, 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.  

Economics. Position numbers 00006064 and 00050102. The Department of Economics in Dedman College of Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for two non-tenure track Lecturers. We are interested in candidates with teaching expertise and interest in any area of economics. The position entails a three year contract with the possibility of renewal, a typical 4-4 teaching load with no service or research required. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be undergraduate courses with the possibility of a limited number of masters level courses. We seek an innovative and inclusive educators and mentors for undergraduates and graduate students. Minimum Qualifications. Ph.D. in Economics or related field is required by August 1, 2024. Position start date is August 1, 2024. Application. Applications must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/135037. Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by February 1, 2024, 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.. Department. 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. With support from the American Economic Association, the department has an active mentoring and event project, SMU Underrepresented Minorities Economics Program (SMʱRM). We also maintain successful master’s and Ph.D. programs. For more information see http://smu.edu/economics/.. University. SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The City of Dallas is one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. Dallas’ quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options. A full range of professional sports teams, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city. Explore Dedman College at https://www.smu.edu/dedman, and SMU at http://www.smu.edu.

Political Science. Position No. 53656. The Department of Political Science in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in American institutions and government, the presidency, and data analytics (quantitative and qualitative) beginning August 2024. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can teach public policy classes. The lecturer will also have opportunities to engage in events and programming of SMU’s Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs. Initial appointment is for three years and is renewable. Teaching load is typically three courses per semester; there are no service expectations. A Ph.D. in Political Science is strongly preferred, although exceptional candidates with a Master’s degree in Political Science will also be considered. Faculty are expected to teach and mentor diverse students within the department’s programs and courses and throughout the University. We seek committed, innovative, and inclusive educators with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in Political Science; demonstrated ability to teach courses in American institutions and government, the presidency, and data analytics. Preferred requirements: PhD in Political Science; demonstrated ability to teach public policy courses. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/134764 and should include a cover letter discussing teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; samples of course materials and student evaluations; and at least two letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application packet must be received by February 1, 2024, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged. SMU is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from minority and women scholars.

Sociology. Position No. 52316.  The Department of Sociology at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a lecturer to begin August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will initially teach two sections of Introduction to Sociology, one section of Social Problems and one upper-division substantive courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise – to be negotiated with the Department Chair. The teaching load is four courses per semester. Applications are particularly welcomed if the applicant can contribute courses toward Markets and Culture, our interdisciplinary economic sociology degree. Requirements include PhD by the time of appointment.  The Department of Sociology is among the larger degree-granting programs in Dedman College. We serve around 65 Sociology majors and minors and 90 Markets and Culture majors, an interdisciplinary economic sociology degree housed in Sociology. Forty percent of our students are from underrepresented groups. Housed in historic Hyer Hall overlooking the beautiful live oak-lined Dallas Hall Quad, our department is collegial with a strong history of working with McNair Scholars and offering courses that support other interdisciplinary majors in Health & Society and Human Rights as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies and Law and Legal Reasoning minors. Our faculty contribute to the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s research symposia and take advantage of the opportunity to live on campus in the residential commons as a Faculty-In-Residence and teach at our sister campus in the mountains of Taos, NM. SMU is in a transformative period of expansion as the university approaches its goal of reaching the R-1 research tier. SMU’s Second Century Campaign was the largest fundraising initiative in SMU's history, raising $1.15 billion by the end of 2015 and a new $1.5 billion campaign, SMU Ignited, has begun. A series of interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires centering on urban studies, data science and high-performance computing, earth hazards and national security, and 21st century technology and education are introducing new collaborations among the faculty across the university and generating innovation in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center that is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 corporations, and beyond. Applications must be submitted via interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/131221) and should include a letter focusing on the applicant’s approach to teaching and creating an inclusive classroom, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The application letter or a separate document should identify substantive courses previously taught and courses that the candidate is interested in teaching. Applicants should also provide copies of sample syllabi for courses; and complete copies of recent teaching evaluations. Finally, applicants should provide letters from at least three references who can speak to the applicant’s classroom skills. SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community that values diverse research and creative agendas. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2024. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 1, 2024, 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. Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private nonsectarian university of 11,000 students.  

 

SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Faculty are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The City of Dallas is one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. Explore Dedman College at https://www.smu.edu/dedman, and SMU at http://www.smu.edu.

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