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Clinical Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Lyle School of Engineering
Dallas, TX
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022
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Department of Computer Science

Clinical Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Position Numbers:  52678 & 53370


The Department of Computer Science in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for two full-time Clinical Assistant Professor positions beginning in Spring or Fall, 2023. These positions are 9-month full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointments with renewable five-year contracts, at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor, based on the candidates’ experience and accomplishments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Opportunities exist to augment the academic year salary by assisting with summer or intersession instruction.


Duties include teaching and development of computer science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates are expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching across the CS curriculum, including but not limited to, networks and distributed computing, AI/machine learning, operating systems, cybersecurity, data structure, algorithms, programming languages, database, and cloud computing. The expected teaching load will be 3+4 courses in regular fall and spring semesters, along with service responsibilities. In addition to being excellent educators, candidates are encouraged to conduct research. Sponsored research activities will lead to course release.


A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or a related discipline is required by the time of appointment.


Application deadline is January 1st, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately until the positions are filled. Early submission before 12/1/2022 is strongly encouraged. To ensure full consideration, please apply before 1/1/2023. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


To apply, please submit the following items to Interfolio ( 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) diversity statement, and 5) three letters of reference. Statement of research is encouraged.


The Department of Computer Science at SMU offers B.S. (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, B.A, M.S., Ph.D., and Doctor of Engineering in Software Engineering degree programs  ( For questions, please contact Professor Jia Zhang, Search Committee Chair at


SMU is a private research university less than five miles from downtown Dallas, whose metroplex hosting one of the highest concentrations of high-tech jobs in the nation.  SMU has over 12,000 students and over 1,100 faculty members. SMU campus is constantly ranked as one most beautiful campus in America and also hosts the George W. Bush Presidential Center.


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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