Rick Hart, UTC athletic director since 2006, is expected to take the open SMU athletic director post, the Dallas Morning News reported.
He is expected to be introduced for the position as early as Monday.
The vacancy came after SMU President R. Gerald Turner fired Steve Orsini on May 17.
SMU is in major flux in its athletic programs, joining the Big East for the 2013-14 season.
Rick Hart came to UTC from Oklahoma.