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Lecturer and Faculty Coordinator

Southern Methodist University
Job Location:
Dallas, 75275-0232
Other Liberal Arts Faculty

UNIV Lecturer and Faculty Coordinator of the Hilltop Scholars Program

Position # 53002

The Office of the Provost at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the Lecturer level in the Office of Student Academic Engagement and Success. This is a unique opportunity to join a new, innovative, interdisciplinary academic program that focuses on students’ personal, academic, and leadership development as they transition to college as well as effective and responsible ways to engage in the greater Dallas community. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

Responsibilities include teaching and service. This is a 9-month appointment for the 2024-2025 academic year on an annual renewal cycle. The successful candidate will be responsible for a faculty teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester including honors coursework in leadership and community engagement as well as other courses on personal development or academic success strategies. The successful candidate will also coordinate the curricular offerings in the Hilltop Scholars Program, a one-year honors community for students with an interest in leadership and community engagement. Through this role, the candidate will collaborate with other faculty and staff in SMU Honors and Scholars Programs to support curricular and co-curricular efforts. The successful candidate will receive a course release for their work with the Hilltop Scholars Program.

A master's degree is required, preferably in Education, Psychology, or related academic discipline. Further, a demonstrated expertise to teach courses at the undergraduate level across a multi-disciplinary spectrum regarding students’ transition to college is required.

Preferred qualifications include an earned doctoral degree or completed requirements for a doctoral degree in Education, Higher Education, Psychology, or related field by May 2024. Prior collegiate teaching experience is preferred, but experience in counseling, advising, or related activities will be considered in relation to teaching experience. Experience working with honors education and in meeting the academic support needs of a wide variety of students is strongly preferred.

Review of applications will begin on April 27, 2024. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by April 27, 2024, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Reference the position number (#53002)in all documents submitted for application: (1) cover letter outlining teaching and service experience and related qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) the names, affiliations, and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted if the candidate advances to the on-campus interview stage.

Please submit all materials electronically through Interfolio at: For questions about the search submission process, the department, or the position, please contact Dr. Caitlin Anderson, search committee chair, at Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The start date for this position is August 1, 2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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