Southern Methodist University — Lecturer, World Politics and Data Analytics

Position Number: 00053081 

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 World Politics and data analytics (quantitative and qualitative) beginning August 2023. Initial appointment is for three years and may be renewable. Teaching load is four courses per semester; there are no service expectations. A Ph.D. in Political Science is strongly preferred, although exceptional A.B.D. candidates will be considered (the minimum requirement is a master’s degree in Political Science). 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. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio and should include a cover letter discussing teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; a one-page diversity statement on how the applicant will enhance the diversity of our faculty and best serve a diverse student body; 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 15, 2023, 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. 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, and SMU at

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