Lecturer, Southern Methodist University

Faculty Lecturer Position in Sociology (Position No. 00053927)

The Sociology Department at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a renewable lecturer position to begin August 2018. As a department we offer a Sociology B.A. and B.S. as well as an interdisciplinary degree in Markets and Culture. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching and providing innovative classroom experiences for undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in introduction to sociology, social problems, and applied research methods.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester. In addition, there are opportunities to teach during short-term and summer sessions. Full-time lecturers at SMU may have the opportunity to teach short sessions at our campus in Taos, New Mexico and to develop and lead study abroad courses if they are interested. The department also provides opportunities for curriculum and professional development. The position includes medical and retirement benefits.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 15, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, a one page discussion of substantive courses you are interested in teaching or previously taught, syllabi for previous courses taught and the resulting teaching evaluations to https://apply.interfolio.com/43026. Applicants should also arrange to have at least two letters of reference submitted on their behalf to the interfolio system. Candidates should direct questions to Sheri Kunovich, Department Chair, at sociology@smu.edu.

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community that values diverse research and creative agendas. Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private nonsectarian university of 11,000 students. SMU offers strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools — humanities and sciences, business, the arts, engineering, education, law, and theology.

Southern Methodist University 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 IX 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, accessequity@smu.edu. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.