Post Doctoral Fellow (Niemi Center Organizational Leadership)
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas


Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Job Summary:

The Niemi Center provides and supervises student opportunities in world-changing research at SMU and the George W. Bush Institute.

The Post Doctoral Fellow will assist students conducting their research and writing white papers and research papers from the data collected. They will also work on furthering their own research agenda toward completing journal publications.

This position aligns with the Universities goals of 1) enhancing the academic quality and stature of the University with published research, 2) Improving teaching and learning with interdisciplinary research 3) Strengthen scholarly research and creative achievement through interdisciplinary research; 4) Sustain student development and a supportive campus experiences, and 5) Broadening global perspectives through research.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively design and implemen research studies related to organizational leadership.
  • Write and collaborate on study reports, scholarly papers, and conference presentations.
  • Work in The Niemi Center 10 hours per week assisting with administration and supervision of student research fellows.


Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in field related to organizational behavior is required. Must have defended dissertation before start date.

Some experience conducting research is also required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills to effectively work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must possess strong time management, organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks. Strong project management skills and a strong focus on attention to detail are essential.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and evaluate problems, as well as devise effective solutions. Must be a self-starter with minimal supervision and demonstrated ability to work independently or collaboratively.

Candidate must have the ability to use at least one statistical software such as SPSS, MPlus, R, or SAS.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

The position is open until filled.

COVID Vaccination

SMU must comply with President Biden's Executive Order (EO) 14042 requiring those that receive federal contracts and their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they apply for and are granted an exemption for religious or medical reasons.

For more information regarding this requirement, please visit our website.
EEO Statement:

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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