Open Position | Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship


The Tower Center for Political Studies 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 based in the Tower Center 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 January, 2016 and it is renewable for an additional year and a half (until May, 2017). It carries a 1×1 teaching load. Classes are small and expectations are high in both teaching and research. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in political science, public policy, sociology, history, anthropology and other cognate fields. The successful candidate may, depending upon expertise, offer courses relevant to interdisciplinary programs. Salary, benefits, and research support are competitive.

Southern Methodist University is a comprehensive university of 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students located on a beautiful urban campus just north of downtown Dallas. SMU is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

Prof. Joshua Rovner, Interim Director,
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. All letters 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.