Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, Applied Physiology and Sport Management

  Southern Methodist University
  Dallas, TX
  Posted/Updated: 12/08/23

Job Summary

The Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University (SMU) offers an exciting and unique opportunity in the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM). This non-tenure-track, nine-month renewable contract, is for a Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor position (#53286). This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative, interdisciplinary academic program. Creative energy, intellectual strength, a broad-ranging repertoire, and teaching interests are essential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in connecting the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management to an increasingly diverse and globally connected community at the university and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

 Responsibilities include teaching and service. The successful candidate will be responsible for a faculty teaching load of 4 courses or approximately 12 credit hours per semester including but not limited to: Contemporary Issues in Sport Management, Sports PR, Applied Management Skills in Sports & Fitness, Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, Sports Data & Analytics, Sports Facility & Event Management, and Revenue in Sport; maintaining office hours and an appropriate student-centered presence on campus; and participating in the development, growth, and expansion of the sport management program. This position may include teaching graduate courses in the Master of Science Sport Management program.

 Minimum qualifications include: completed requirements for a doctoral or other terminal degree in Sport Management or a related discipline as broadly defined by May 2024; expertise to teach courses at the undergraduate level across multiple sport management classes; demonstrated potential as a teacher-scholar; and outstanding interpersonal communication skills.

 Preferred qualifications include: earned doctorate degree in Sport Management or other terminal degree in Sport Management or an appropriate and closely related discipline; experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in Sports Marketing, Sports Sponsorship, Sport Data & Analytics, Contemporary Issues in Sport Management, Sport Finance, and Revenue in Sport, as well as courses in any of the following areas: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Fitness and Sport; Sport Law, and Ethics in Sport; U.S. sports industry experience; industry-relevant sport scholarly research; contacts and/or demonstrated collaborations within the U.S. sports industry.

Candidates should submit their application materials through the Interfolio online system: Reference the position number in all documents submitted for application include the following items: 1) a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications,

2) curriculum vitae, and 3) three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly from the author through Interfolio. Candidates may submit Twitter handle, website links, or other relevant professional materials that showcase samples of their work product or sports industry engagement to: Peter J. Carton, Jr., Faculty Search Co-Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sport Management Search Committee, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750382, Dallas, Texas 75275-0382 or as email attachments to [email protected]. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching opportunities may be available but not guaranteed. Position begins August 2024.

 To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be submitted by January 10, 2024 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

 For questions about the search submission process, contact Susan Sifford at [email protected] For questions about the department or the position, please contact Search Co-Chair, Prof. Peter J. Carton, Jr. at [email protected].

The Simmons School was founded in 2005 and is ranked among the top 15 private education schools in the United States. The school has undergraduate and graduate programs across five academic departments, including Applied Physiology and Sport Management, Counseling and Dispute Resolution, Education Policy and Leadership, Graduate Liberal Studies, and Teaching and Learning. Comprised of two state-of- the-art academic buildings, the Simmons School has over 80,000 sq. feet of office and classroom spaces, applied physiology labs, and a 21st century teacher development studio to advance the development of pre- service and in-service teachers. The Simmons School promotes excellence by engaging in and disseminating research, securing significant external grants and contracts, preparing exemplary professionals, and collaborating with other schools on campus.

 SMU, a private, nonsectarian university of about 12,000 students, is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore SMU at Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Visit

 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, [email protected].

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