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Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness

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Department of Dispute Resolution & Counseling

The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University seeks a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor for the Counseling Program within the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling. Principal responsibilities include teaching a broad range of graduate counseling courses, academic advising of students, curriculum and program development, post-graduate tracking and maintenance, and providing administrative support for departmental and institutional projects. This is a renewable, non-tenured position with an initial one year appointment beginning August, 2017.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in counselor education or counseling, five years of clinical experience, and hold credentials as Licensed Professional Counselor-
Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor in Texas or be eligible for state licensure.

Desired qualifications include:

- Proven Teaching excellence in counseling or related topics with specific emphasis on general counseling skills, research, statistics, school counseling, diversity, and addiction

- Clinical experience as clinic director, practitioner, or supervisor of an agency, non-profit or hospital

- Supervision experience in the counseling field with supervisory status as an LPC-S and/or LMFT – S.

Interested candidates should submit all requested materials including: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, examples of syllabi, official graduate transcripts, video of a 20-minute teaching demonstration, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference that specifically address clinical and teaching skills at https://apply.interfolio.com/39890.  
 
To ensure full consideration for position # 00053814, applicants should submit their complete application package by January 31, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify the applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

Department of Education Policy and Leadership

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Department of Teaching & Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning in The Simmons School of Education and Human Development invites nominations and applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in Teacher Education for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a non-tenured appointment that is renewable annually. Primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, as well as outreach activities involving local school districts. Our department has specializations in areas such as STEM, mathematics, special education, bilingual education, ESL, and literacy, along with educator certification programs and a TFA partnership. SMU is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. While an appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor is anticipated, exceptional candidates at all clinical levels will be considered.

Qualifications include a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to respect for diversity within the SMU community and the diverse school communities we serve. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in education or an education-related field and a minimum of three years teaching and/or administrative experience in a pre-K-12 setting. Interested applicants should apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/40032.  Questions about the position should be sent to teacher@smu.edu, reference position number 00053614.

The package should include: 1) letter of application detailing interests and qualifications for the position, 2) a current vita, 3) official graduate transcripts, and 4) three letters of recommendation. Candidates may submit website links, CDs, and/or DVDs that showcase samples of their work. All digital material/files/media must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms. We encourage digital applications. All files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, save documents in .pdf format. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly from the author through the Interfolio website.

To ensure full consideration for the position, applicants should submit their application package by February 10, 2017. 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.


The Department of Teaching and Learning in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development invites nominations and applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor for Montessori and Early Childhood Education. This is a non-tenured, five-year appointment. The individual hired for this position will support the Simmons School in partnering with Montessori and early childhood educational service providers in the local and regional area and in participating at the national level in efforts to promote high-quality early childhood education for all students. SMU is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

1) Serve as a clinical assistant professor with a reduced teaching load;

2) Create a needs and strengths analysis for developing partnerships between the Simmons School and Montessori and early childcare providers;

3) Support the newly launched Masters in Education with Montessori Specialization program by directing recruitment efforts, fostering greater enrollment, and engaging in outreach with community organizations, schools, and leaders;

4) Develop local, regional, and national relationships with Montessori and early education providers by conducting site visits to Dallas County Montessori schools, by participating in regional and national early childhood associations, and by increasing participation of the Simmons School on local and regional early childhood services advisory boards;

5) Serve as a liaison for early childhood and Montessori efforts in the Simmons school and support innovative initiatives through submission of at least one grant application each year for enhancement of early childcare service partnerships;

6) Analyze and provide recommendations for the feasibility and sustainability of local growth in early childhood education in the Simmons School, such as the possible creation of an early childhood lab school or residency model.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in education or an education-related field and substantial experience in Montessori education, preferably including early education (pre-K through 3rd) work. Interested applicants should apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/40033. Questions about the position should be sent to teacher@smu.edu, reference position number 00053817.

Application materials should include: 1) letter of application detailing interests and qualifications for the position, 2) a current vita, 3) official graduate transcripts, and 4) three letters of recommendation. Candidates may submit website links, CDs, and/or DVDs that showcase samples of their work. All digital material/files/media must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms. We encourage digital applications. All files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, save documents in .pdf format. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly from the author through the Interfolio website.

To ensure full consideration for the position, applicants should submit their application package by February 19, 2017. 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.


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 http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 companies and over 100 corporations. Visit http://www.dallaschamber.org.

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.

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.