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Lecturer in Geology

SMU Department of Earth Sciences
Dallas, Texas
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Oct 27, 2023

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Position Number 51161: The Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University seeks a non-tenure-track full-time lecturer to conduct teaching and teaching related activities. Candidates with interest in pedagogy and curricular issues related to the earth systems sciences including laboratory experiences for undergraduates are particularly encouraged to apply. The expected teaching load will be six courses per academic year. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for organizing the geology teaching collection as well as expanding shared laboratory materials and exercises across the Earth Sciences BS and BA curricula. Faculty are expected to provide inclusive learning and mentoring to a diverse student body and must enjoy working with undergraduate students at the introductory level and within the major. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in some discipline of geology is required. The department engages in fundamental and applied research using quantitative, measurement-based approaches focused on Earth system interactions with current specialties in geochemistry, biogeochemical cycling, tectonics, environmental and climate studies, life and its history, remote sensing, seismology and seismo- acoustics, and natural and anthropogenic hazard and risk. All faculty are committed to full participation in the educational mission of the department; this includes teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to provide professional training in the Earth Sciences in a liberal arts environment. This appointment is for one academic year and is renewable. The position preferred start date is January 2, 2024.


Applications received by October 31, 2023, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will include a cover letter, CV, and at least two letters of recommendation. Candidates are also encouraged to submit supporting material such as evidence of successful teaching and/or pedagogical skills. Please submit application materials via Interfolio link The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. For more information, please visit the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences or contact


SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Teachers and researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, natural 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 SMU at


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title 1X Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,



A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools (in the humanities and sciences; business; the performing, visual, and communication arts; engineering; education and human development; law; and theology), Southern Methodist University is a distinguished center for teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas, Texas with approximately 11,000 students.

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