Professor of Practice/Clinical Professor in Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Southern Methodist University / Cox School of Business

Professor of Practice/Clinical Professor Position
Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Edwin L. Cox School of Business

The Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship (MSE) in the Cox School of Business at SMU is seeking to hire a non-tenure track Professor of Practice/Clinical Professor in entrepreneurship with a January 1, 2025 or August 1, 2025 start date. The successful candidate will also assume the role of Director of the Caruth Institute.  Thought leadership, a passion for spreading the entrepreneurial spirit, an ability to direct curriculum development and a broad-ranging repertoire of entrepreneurial experiences are essential. In addition to teaching, the candidate selected will be heavily involved in overseeing the entrepreneurial curriculum, which includes assessing content of existing courses and ensuring that the most qualified instructors are serving our students. Working with and mentoring students within and outside of the classroom along with activities related to the Caruth Institute are essential to this position. As one of the nation’s oldest entrepreneurship centers, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship teaches why the entrepreneurial mindset is so important for their careers and the innovation economy.

Minimum qualifications: Candidate’s should provide evidence of their entrepreneurial experience and possess a record of high-quality teaching. A Ph.D. degree is preferred but consideration with be given to candidates holding an MBA degree or the equivalent. In addition, the candidate should ideally have experience managing people, as the Director of the Caruth Institute will have direct reports.

Preferred qualifications: Established record of high-quality teaching along with demonstrated potential to teach MBA and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship and an ability to provide thought leadership and curriculum oversight.

Application: Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Priority will be given to applications received by August 1, 2024 although the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will conduct initial interviews through Zoom. Apply at Interfolio:  Any questions or inquiries may be directed to Jan Olavarri,  administrative assistant to the Senior Associate Dean, William Dillon.

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:

The Cox Innovation Triad differentiates the Cox School of Business with three complementary institutes working in concert to support student entrepreneurial activities. The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship leads education on the entrepreneurial mindset and why it is so important for careers and the innovation economy. The Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or HI-TIE, provides opportunities for engineering and business students to co-create new products and develop business plans to bring these to market. The Williams S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership facilitates student engagement with the North Texas ecosystem to build a lifelong community of experience, relationships, and resources. Collectively the Caruth, HI-TIE and Spears Institutes help students to grow, succeed and meet their full potential as the next generation of entrepreneurs.

 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:

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.

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