Faculty Positions

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal laws. Nominations of and applications from qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged.

The mission of ACU is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

For all positions, send the "Faculty Employment Application" with a written document including: 

  1. Philosophy of teaching and learning; 
  2. How faith and learning can be integrated in the courses being taught; 
  3. The role of scholarship and research in the work of a professor; and 
  4. The Christian journey of the applicant and how the Churches of Christ have affected it. 

Also, include curriculum vitae; transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to the respective contact person.

All positions are subject to funding. Searches begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or closed.

College of Arts and Sciences 

Dr. Greg Straughn, Dean
ACU Box 29210
Abilene, TX 79699-9103

Department of Engineering and Physics

Abilene Christian University seeks two or more talented engineers for its new and rapidly expanding engineering program. The engineering program started in the fall of 2012 and currently has approximately 85 students in the freshmen and sophomore classes. These tenure-track faculty positions offer excellent opportunities to contribute to and substantially shape the new program. Applicants should have especially strong skills in teaching, scholarship, and research. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related field, and experience in teaching and research. Candidates having an M.S.degree will also be considered. Previous involvement with ABET accreditation would be helpful. Interested persons should apply as soon as possible. Only applications arriving by December 1, 2013 will be guaranteed to be given full consideration. Expected start date is August 2014.

The new engineering program is strongly connected to the physics program within the Department of Engineering and Physics at ACU. The physics program at ACU has a rich heritage of research and scholarship spanning more than 40 years. New hires will assist the engineering program in developing a similar heritage of research and scholarship, in a Christ centered, service-oriented environment. ACU graduates in engineering and physics will be leaders in their fields. Applicants must convincingly demonstrate how they can assist ACU engineering and physics students to achieve leadership roles. Candidates should also demonstrate how they can be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in supporting this fast growing program.

For more information please contact Dr. Rusty Towell (rusty.towell@acu.edu), Chair; Department of Engineering and Physics and/or Dr. Kenneth Olree (kenneth.olree@acu.edu), Director of Engineering.

Department of Music

The Department of Music seeks an Associate Director of Bands to begin in July 2014. The successful candidate will hold a master's degree and must be an accomplished conductor and musician, with demonstrable success teaching at the secondary level (additional college teaching is preferred). Preference will be given to candidates with success in the administration and organization of a marching band program, including the recruitment and retention of quality students, the ability to work effectively with other institutional units (such as athletics and public relations), and a record of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with public school music educators.

Primary duties include directing the Big Purple Marching Band; conducting the Concert Band each spring; coordinating with the Director of Bands in the administration, promotion, and recruitment of a comprehensive band program; teaching instrumental music education courses (including Marching Band Methods and Secondary Methods); and supervising instrumental student teachers. Studio teaching and other duties may be assigned, depending on the candidate's qualifications and departmental needs.

For more information contact Dr. Steven Ward, Director of Bands, at 325-674-2028 or steven.ward@acu.edu.

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College of Biblical Studies 

Graduate School of Theology

The Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track position in New Testament, beginning Fall 2015. Rank is open, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The successful candidate should hold a terminal degree (PhD or ThD) in the field. The successful candidate must also demonstrate competence in teaching and must possess a well-defined program of research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations. The committee will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the Graduate School of Theology can be found at http://www.acu.edu/academics/gst/index.html.

Address applications or inquiries to:
Dr. Ken Cukrowski, Dean, College of Biblical Studies
ACU Box 29400
Abilene, TX 79699

or cukrowskik@acu.edu

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College of Business Administration 

No open positions at this time.

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College of Education and Human Services 

Dr. Donnie Snider, Dean
ACU Box 29009
Abilene, Texas 79699-8276

Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for two tenure-track
assistant/associate faculty positions. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in the
field of education with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: special
education, gifted education, reading, and/or ESL and must provide evidence of exemplary
practice in K-12 settings. Applicants should demonstrate a strong background in effective
teaching strategies for diverse populations; ability to create and enhance collaborative
partnerships with public school personnel; and strong potential for continued professional
service and scholarship. Commitment to the mission of preparing Christian teachers to
serve in diverse settings is fundamental.

The mission of the Department of Teacher Education is to prepare exemplary, committed
educators for service in diverse and multicultural communities for the glory of God.
Information about the department is available at acu.edu/education.

Dana Kennamer Pemberton, Ph.D.
Chair, Teacher Education
Abilene Christian University
ACU Box 29008
Abilene, TX  79699

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College of Nursing 

No open positions at this time.

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ACU Library  

No open positions at this time.

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