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.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets. Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security-sensitive positions, including faculty.

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 

Department of Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position as assistant or associate professor beginning August 2015 to serve as program director and teach in its CIDA-accredited interior design program. Candidates are expected to have a terminal degree in interior design or architecture. Proficiency in computer design technology and demonstrated potential for teaching and scholarly endeavors is expected. Applicants must have strong communication skills and interest in the development of students. Preference will be given to applicants who have professional design experience, involvement in professional organizations, and who are NCIDQ credentialed. A portfolio of student and/or professional work may be requested. Applications are encouraged by Dec. 15, 2014.

Information about the department is available at acu.edu/art and blogs.acu.edu/artanddesign.

Address applications or inquiries to:
Dr. Gregory Straughn, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
ACU Box 9210
Abilene, Texas 79699-9210

Or by email: gregory.straughn@acu.edu

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College of Biblical Studies 

Department of Marriage and Family Studies

The Department of Marriage and Family Studies invites applications and nominations in writing for a tenure-track faculty position as assistant or associate professor of marriage and family therapy, beginning in Fall 2015. The M.M.F.T. program at ACU has held continuous COAMFTE-accreditation since 1983. The candidate will be expected to teach courses relative to couples therapy, research methods in MFT, and others assigned by the chair; supervise graduate interns; mentor student research; and accept departmental, college and university committee assignments. The candidate should possess a well-defined program of research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations; demonstrate competence in the integration of theological and spiritual issues with therapy; must hold the Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy or a closely related mental health discipline; exhibit competence as a classroom teacher; demonstrate eligibility for licensure as an LMFT in the State of Texas; and hold Clinical Membership and Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate status with the AAMFT. 

Information about the department is available at acu.edu/mft.

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

Or by email: 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 

Department of Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy is seeking faculty members for two 9-month, tenure track positions to join the innovative and service oriented MSOT faculty team. The entry-level MSOT program at ACU currently has Candidacy Status towards accreditation from ACOTE and admitted its first class of students fall 2014. The department is looking for faculty with experience in teaching, research, and clinical skills preferably in the areas of pediatrics, mental health and adult populations. Candidates must hold a post-professional degree in occupational therapy or a related field. The credential of a completed doctorate is preferred. Requirements include demonstration of at least 5 years of practice experience. Additionally, current NBCOT certification and TX OT license (or eligibility) is required. Academic rank, salary, and tenure status is commensurate with credentials and experience.

In addition to the instructions listed earlier on this web page, interested applicants should submit: A letter of application; five letters of recommendation; and samples of scholarly work (i.e. conference papers, articles, abstracts, chapters, books, etc.). 

Learn more about the department at acu.edu/occupationaltherapy.

Address applications or inquiries to: 
Dr. Donnie Snider, Dean, College of Education and Human Services 
ACU Box 28276 Abilene, TX 79699 

Or by email to dcs03b@acu.edu

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work invites applications and/or nominations for a tenure-track position in the Master of Science in Social Work program. Rank is open, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Although the position is designated as primarily to the graduate program, the successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. ACU’s School of Social Work offers the B.S. in Social Work (B.S.S.W.) and the M.S. in Social Work (M.S.S.W.) degrees. The graduate program has a single concentration, Advanced Generalist Practice with an Evidence-Based Practice emphasis. Both programs utilize a capstone experience emphasizing social work research, with the M.S.S.W. requiring a thesis. The successful candidate should hold the master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited or internationally recognized social work program, and a doctorate in social work or a related field. ABD or MSW with outstanding practice experience (including teaching) may be considered. 

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Information about the school is available at acu.edu/socialwork.

Address applications or inquiries to: 
Dr. Donnie Snider, Dean, College of Education and Human Services 
ACU Box 28276 Abilene, TX 79699 

Or by email to dcs03b@acu.edu

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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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