Clinical Assistant Professor, Sport Management (Position # 53286)


Clinical Assistant Professor, Sport Management

(Position # 53286)

Dallas, Texas

The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development at Southern Methodist University offers an exciting and unique opportunity in the Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness’ Sport Management program. This is non-tenure-track, nine-month renewable contract, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sport Management position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching opportunities may be available but not guaranteed. Position begins August, 2020.

Position requirements: 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, Applied Management Skills in Sports & Fitness, Sports Marketing, Sports Data & Analytics, and Revenue in Sport; undergraduate advising of general education curriculum and major degree program requirements; 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: earned master’s degree in Sport Management or an appropriate and closely related discipline (i.e., Kinesiology with an emphasis, focus, or concentration in sport management; Sport Administration; Sport Science); 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: earned doctorate degree on or before August 1, 2020 in Sport Management or an appropriate and closely related discipline (i.e., Kinesiology with an emphasis, focus, or concentration in sport management; Sport Administration; Sport Science); 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.

Application: Candidates should submit their application materials through the Interfolio online system:  The application materials 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 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

To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be submitted by January 5, 2020 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Please refer to Position No. 53286  on all application materials. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

For questions about the search submission process, the department or the position, please contact Search Chair Peter J. Carton, Jr. at

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