Southern Methodist University, Mathematics

Position ID: SMU-TTAP [#18589, 95542]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Mathematics of Earth Hazards at SMU
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Dallas, Texas 75275, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computational and Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/10/12)
Position Description:    

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) announces four faculty positions in the area of earth hazards and national security. These tenure-track positions are in the areas of atmospheric science and climate change; optical remote sensing; big data analysis and machine learning; and the socio-economic impacts of earth hazards, including environmental justice. Candidates will be expected to develop an outstanding research program and effectively teach and advise a diverse student body of graduate and undergraduate students. The multi-faculty hire represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges. These positions will begin in the Fall of 2022.

As part of these cluster hires, applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Computational and Applied Mathematics to begin in the fall semester of 2022. The department is searching for junior scholars with outstanding records of research in computational and applied mathematics, and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and inclusive teaching. We are seeking candidates with expertise in big geospatial data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, or complex systems, and who have shown a demonstrated track record in interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly with applications in earth systems and/or climate science.

Position No. 50294. The SMU Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees in Computational and Applied Mathematics and includes 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty researchers, all of whom work in diverse application areas, many with collaborations both within and outside SMU. The department offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and applied mathematics. For more information visit Interested applicants should submit a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and request at least three letters of recommendation, to be addressed to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156. Applications and supporting documentation for all positions must be submitted online via

SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, researchers 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. 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 Dedman College at , and SMU at

Applications received by January 1, 2022, will receive full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in computational/applied mathematics or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. 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.

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 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,

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Southern Methodist University
Department of Mathematics
PO Box 750156
Dallas,TX 75275
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