at Southern Methodist University (view profile)
Location Dallas, Texas
Date Posted February 27, 2019
Category Education
Job Type Full-time


The Simmons School of Education & Human Development invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in The Department of Education Policy and Leadership. The EPL Department offers masters and doctoral level programs and seeks an individual who values innovation and collaboration. All school leadership degree programs are anchored in a commitment to equity and impacting the trajectory of schools and districts in urban settings. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in recruiting, guiding cohort selection, teaching, curriculum development, and advising. Teaching will include courses in two masters level principal preparation programs and a doctorate of education superintendent preparation program. This position will collaborate with the faculty in an ongoing process of continuous improvement including assessment and evaluation of program outcomes and impact. The Ed.D. Program is a three-year executive-style experience in which students gather in person 10 weekends each year as well as two summer intensive sessions. Courses include an online component. For additional information, please visit

Minimum Requirements: Doctorate in educational leadership or administration, instructional leadership or closely related field. Record of relevant teaching, campus-level leadership experiences in K-12, evidence of successful leadership in K-12 education, & evidence of partnerships, networks, and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful experience in a variety of school district level leadership serving diverse student populations and a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment.

Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private university of 11,000 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:

Interested applicants should submit their application package through the online system: The package should include: 1) a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications 2) complete curriculum vitae or resume and, 3) three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted directly through the online system.

For questions about the search submission process, contact Karen Milligan, at For questions about the department or the position, contact Dr. Dawson Orr, Search Committee Chair, at

Applicants should submit their application package by April 15, 2019. Reference the position number in all documents submitted for application. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019.

All digital material must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.

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,

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