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

The Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM) within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor (#52859).  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: Applied Exercise Physiology, Functional Biomechanics, Biomechanics, Health Promotion Practice, Healthcare Policy, Fitness and Health Enterprise, Anatomy and Physiology Lab; maintaining office hours and an appropriate student-centered presence on campus; and participating in the development, growth and expansion of the Applied Physiology and Health Management specialization within the APSM program.  This position may include teaching graduate courses in the Master of Science Health Promotion Management Program. For additional information about the Applied Physiology and Sport Management department, please visit our website.

Minimum required qualifications include:  completed requirements for a doctoral or other terminal degree in Exercise Physiology, Human Physiology, Public Health, Health Promotion or Management or a related discipline as broadly defined by May 2024; expertise to teach courses at the undergraduate level across multiple physiology, biomechanics and exercise science classes; demonstrated potential as a teacher-scholar; and academic and/or community service.  Applicants with advanced training in human performance, public health, health promotion or management, or medicine in addition to the life science disciplines all qualify for consideration.

Preferred qualifications include: earned doctorate degree in Exercise Physiology, Human Physiology, Public Health, Health Promotion or Management, Public, or other appropriate and closely related discipline; experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Human Physiology, Health Promotion or Health Management; interest in making significant contributions to graduate programs; scholarly research; demonstrated service or collaborations within the field of health or exercise science.

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.

Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private university of about 12,000 students offering strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools – Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Meadow School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology, Dedman School of Law, and Simmons School of Education and Human Development.  To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU, visit: http://smu.edu.

Reference the position number in all documents submitted for application: (1) cover letter outlining teaching and service experience and related qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) the names, affiliations, and contact information for three references.  References will only be contacted if the candidate advances to the on-campus interview stage.  All materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/135997.  For questions about the search submission process, contact Susan Sifford at ssifford@smu.edu.  For questions about the department or position, contact Dr. Kristie Abt, Search Committee Co-Chair, kabt@smu.edu.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.  The start date for this position is August 2024.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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

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, accessequity@smu.edu. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.