Southern Methodist University — Professor of Practice in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Economics

Position Title: Professor of Practice/Clinical Professor

Position No. 49945

Professor of Practice Position Fall 2022 Start
Department of Management and Organizations
Edwin L. Cox School of Business

The Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Economics (STRA/BUSE) in the Cox School of Business at SMU is seeking to hire for a non-tenure track Professor of Practice/Clinical Professor position in the area of complex problem solving and strategy with a Spring 2022 start. Thought leadership, a charismatic persona, an innovative spirit, and a broad-ranging repertoire that provides for high quality teaching is essential. The candidate selected will be strongly involved in providing students stellar preparation and mentorship within and outside the classroom in order for them to perform at a high level in applied experiential projects, workplace leadership, and managing complex problem solving in teams. The teaching load for this full-time position is 24 credit hours, or the equivalent, of classroom instruction per year; similar to other full-time faculty, you may be assigned to teach in any of our on- or off-campus programs—undergraduate or graduate—which may be scheduled in periods throughout the year, including some at night, and on weekends.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree and experience in teaching complex problem-solving courses, consulting skills and frameworks courses and substantial experience leading fulltime graduate and working professional MBA students in consulting teams in global and domestic real-life projects. In addition, the candidate will have substantial experience leading other experiential courses that teach frameworks to help students address challenges that take place in a volatile, complex, ambiguous and uncertain environments including global business strategy and the intersection of law and strategy.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated potential to teach MBA and undergraduate courses in strategy, complex problem solving, consulting leadership of small student teams in actual engagement as well as any of the following areas: Change management, war gaming, competitive intelligence, scenario planning, crisis management and other similar courses and methodologies which deliver graduates with the ability to thrive in an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty.

The Cox School of Business receives national and international recognition for the quality of its academic programs, distinguished faculty, and prominent alumni. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Cox Business School #31 Overall (3rd in Texas) and #31 in Diversity (2nd in Texas). Cox recently celebrated its 100th year of business education, and is planning to break ground on new facilities to go along with its state-of-the-art Collins Executive Education Center as it enters into its second century. Visit:

SMU is a private, nonsectarian university of 12,000+ students located in University Park, near the heart of Dallas that is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition.

The DFW Metroplex area is a major hub of commerce, culture, and, transportation in the nation. The Dallas Arts District, the largest urban cultural district in the nation, is the home of a vibrant arts community that includes the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theater and the City Performance Hall. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has a robust, diverse economy and is home to many Fortune 500 companies and has more corporate headquarters than any other metropolitan area in the country. Major companies include ExxonMobil, AT&T, Fluor, AMR/American Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, HollyFrontier, Energy Transfer Equity, Southwest Airlines, J.C. Penney, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments, Tenet Healthcare, GameStop, Commercial Metals, Celanese, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Toyota North America, and Energy Future Holdings. DFW International Airport and Love Field, the home of legendary Southwest Airlines, serve the area. Visit:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
However, to ensure full consideration for the position, application materials must be received by March 31, 2022. The hiring committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Please submit all application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vita, 3 letters of reference, and teaching evaluation/effectiveness data via Interfolio Any questions or inquiries may be directed to Jan Olavarri, administrative assistant to the Senior Associate Dean, William Dillon.

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,

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