Clinical Assistant Professor

Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Education Policy and Leadership at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor to serve in the higher education program. This is a non-tenure track, nine month contract, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the higher education masters and doctor of education programs, advising Ed.D. dissertations, and providing service to the program and department.

SMU’s higher education program is a dynamic and collegial environment where research, policy, and practice are valued and in the preparation of future leaders. Our faculty have extensive experience in both practice and research and value a diversity of expertise and experiences. The department seeks candidates whose teaching, research, and/or professional experience have prepared them to contribute positively to the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. We seek a collaborative colleague to join our community and be involved in all aspects of the higher education program.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Doctorate in higher education or a closely related field.
  • Strong methodology skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Expertise in higher education policy, equity and inclusion, student affairs, and/or finance.
  • Experience teaching, advising, or mentoring graduate students.
  • Research focus and/or teaching experience with qualitative methods.

Applicants should submit their materials online at The application materials should include 1) a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications with specific reference to teaching and mentorship experience and/or approach 2) curriculum vita 3) two writing samples in the form of published articles or manuscripts submitted for publication and 4) the names and contact information for three references. The department encourages candidates to highlight their efforts and address their commitment to inclusivity and/or qualifications to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff in their application materials.

For questions or to discuss the position, contact search chair Professor Michael Harris (

The search committee will begin reviewing applications June 11, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. The start date for the position is Fall 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

About Southern Methodist University
SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore SMU at SMU is situated in the heart of Dallas, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

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,