Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Southern Methodist University
  • Location
    Dallas, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 30

Position description

The Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a non-tenure track post-doctoral teaching fellowship in immigration, immigrant policy, and Latino politics.  Proficiency in Spanish is desirable. The fellow will be appointed in the Tower Center for Political Studies and will work closely with the Latino Center for Leadership Development’s Policy Institute. The Tower Center is an interdisciplinary center in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences sponsoring programs in public and international affairs. The Latino Center for Leadership Development’s Policy Institute covers a broad range of issues important to the Latino community, including education, economic development, voting rights and participation, immigration, poverty, urban planning, and transportation.  

The post-doctoral teaching fellow position is a one-year appointment to begin in August 2017, and it is renewable for an additional year. It carries a 1x1 teaching load.  Classes are small and expectations are high in both teaching and research. We welcome applicants with an earned Ph.D. in political science, public policy, sociology, history, anthropology and other cognate fields. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of the appointment.  The successful candidate may, depending upon expertise, offer courses relevant to his or her research interests. Salary, benefits, and research support are highly competitive. 

Application instructions

Applicants should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. James Hollifield, Academic Director, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies. Review of applications will begin April 10, 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.  All letters of application will be acknowledged.  SMU will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, or veteran status. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.  

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