Clinical Assistant Professor in Sport Management

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

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. For additional information about the faculty and the department, visit

Minimum Qualifications:  Completed requirements for a doctoral or other terminal degree in 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 May 31, 2023 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: Dr. Sarah Brown., Faculty Search Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sport Management Search Committee, Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750385, Dallas, Texas 75275-0385 or as email attachments to

To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be submitted by December 15, 2023; 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 #: 00053259 on all application materials. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The start date for this position is August 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. For questions about the search submission process, the department, or the position, please contact Dr. Sarah Brown, Faculty Search Chair, at

The Simmons School of Education and Human Development was founded in 2005 and is ranked among the top 15 private graduate education schools in the United States. The school has undergraduate and graduate programs across five academic departments, including Applied Physiology and Wellness, 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.  In addition, Simmons is currently in partnership with Toyota, Dallas ISD, and the West Dallas community to develop and implement a model for a Pk-8 STEM-focused school with wraparound extracurricular and social services that can be replicated and scaled elsewhere. Explore the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at

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