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:
- Philosophy of teaching and learning;
- How faith and learning can be integrated in the courses being taught;
- The role of scholarship and research in the work of a professor; and
- 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
- College of Biblical Studies
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education and Human Services
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Greg Straughn, Dean
ACU Box 29210
Abilene, TX 79699-9103
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Assistant professor of animal science: A&E recently completed a process of totally restructuring undergraduate degrees offered by the department for relevancy in the 21st century. To facilitate continued envisioning and growth, A&E is seeking a visionary animal scientist with the earned Ph.D., Ph.D./DVM or DVM (from AVMA-accredited institution with M.S. in Animal Sciences or closely related field). A master’s degree is required; a terminal degree or ABD status is preferred. This is a tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate is expected to become an exceptional teacher who values mentoring and advising students. The faculty member is also expected to engage in service and scholarly activity with interest in continued growth and enhancement of the department’s participation in ACU’s undergraduate research program. Demonstrated skills and desire to pursue departmental leadership positions would be additional qualities preferred in the successful candidate. Information about A&E is available at www.acu.edu/agenv.
Journalism and Mass Communication
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join five colleagues in an ACEJMC-accredited program in a state-of-the-art facility. There are about 200 JMC majors in convergence journalism, multimedia or Ad/PR.
All three programs prepare students to work in rapidly converging professional media environments. Technology is incorporated throughout the curriculum. A converged media newsroom provides the physical and pedagogical centerpiece for the department that also oversees a television production studio, student-run Ad/PR agency and NPR-affiliated FM radio station. The department is a national leader in the area of mobile learning and mobile media.
The ideal candidate will have professional experience in online news or commercial environments including social media. Applicants who can also teach in public relations will receive particular attention. A terminal degree is strongly preferred, but applicants who are ABD will be considered. Research and service expectations support the university’s status as a premier comprehensive university.
Please note the instructions at the top of the page including the discussion of church affiliation.
Language and Literature
ACU’s Department of Language and Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track position as assistant/associate professor with specialization in World Literature, Literary Theory, or New Media. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in the field of publishing, a demonstrated ability to establish and supervise internships, and/or experience living abroad. A terminal degree is preferred; ABDs considered. Rank and salary are competitive and are based on experience.
B. Cole Bennett, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. of Language and Literature
Abilene Christian University 325-674-2406
The Department of Music invites applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Director of Choral Activities, which will begin fall, 2013. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in music (ABD considered) and be accomplished conductors and musicians with demonstrable potential for success teaching at the collegiate level. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of success teaching at the secondary level and overseeing all facets of a university choral program. This includes recruiting and retaining quality students, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with secondary school choir directors, and serving the university and community. Duties include directing the A Cappella Chorus and University Chorale; recruiting; supervising choral student teachers; and teaching conducting and secondary choral methods courses. Other duties may be assigned, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
In addition to the application materials listed above, please send a DVD or provide a link to an online site (YouTube, etc.) of an ensemble performance and a rehearsal.
Address all materials and inquiries to:
Dr. Matt Roberson, Chair ACU Box 28274 Abilene, TX 79699; firstname.lastname@example.org, 325-674-2108
Visit www.acu.edu/music for information about the Department of Music.
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of political science beginning Fall 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or have completed the Ph.D. by August 2013). Those from all areas of the discipline are invited to apply, and the successful candidate must have a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate environment and demonstrated potential for professional development and/or research activities. Political science is a dynamic department with a strong pre-law program, Certificate in International Relations and Comparative Politics, and a peace and social justice minor. It hosts the Jack Pope Fellows
Program oversees the university's criminal justice program and is actively engaged in ACU's new interdisciplinary Core courses. Information about the department is available at acu.edu/politicalscience.
The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor of school psychology, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants should have a doctorate in the field (or have completed one by August 2013) and be a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) or equivalent credentials. Responsibilities include teaching graduate students as well as some undergraduate courses in their area of emphasis, and supervising graduate students in school and clinical settings. Applicants should be active in scholarly research and performing service for the university and in the community, have experience in diverse areas of school psychology, be able to teach across the curriculum, and effectively engage the broader community. Information about the department is available at acu.edu/psychology.
Department of Marriage and Family Studies
The Department of Marriage and Family Studies at Abilene Christian University invites applications and nominations in writing for an Associate Professor and Program Director in a marriage and family therapy program with a specialization in medical family therapy. The candidate must hold the Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy with significant training, research, and/or clinical experience in medical family therapy. Additionally, the candidate must exhibit significant administrative skills, competence as a classroom teacher and researcher, eligibility for LMFT licensure in the State of Texas, and be a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the AAMFT.
The MFT program at ACU has held continuous accreditation with COAMFTE since 1983 with its most recent renewal being granted in 2011. A new master’s program with a focus on medical family therapy is being launched in Dallas, TX, with ACU at CitySquare, and the Program Director will be expected to reside and work primarily in Dallas. The Program Director will work for approximately nine months prior to the launch of the program to assist in the development of the curriculum and internship opportunities. Administrative responsibilities associated with this position include:
- Developing partnerships with CitySquare and UT Southwest Medical School personnel;
- Developing an internship handbook for interns’ work at the various internship sites throughout CitySquare;
- Identifying unique program outcomes, student learning outcomes, and means of assessment for both SACS and COAMFTE;
- Working with COAMFTE staff to obtain program accreditation;
- Developing new courses and seeking necessary university approvals;
- Identifying and hiring qualified AAMFT-Approved Supervisors in the Dallas area to serve as adjunct supervisors for practicum courses; and
- Other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family Studies.
Once the program is launched, the Program Director will also be responsible for teaching medical family therapy courses and providing supervision for students’ practicums in addition to his/her administrative duties. More information about CitySquare can be found on their website, and more information about ACU at CitySquare can be found on the blog.
Dr. Jaime Goff, Chair
Department of Marriage and Family Studies
College of Biblical Studies
ACU Box 29439
Abilene, Texas 79699-7438
For further information, please contact Dr. Goff at 325-674-3778 or email@example.com.
College of Business Administration
School of Information Technology & Computing- Computer Science
The School of Information Technology and Computing at Abilene Christian University seeks qualified applicants for an assistant, associate or full professor of computer science, effective August 1, 2013. Responsibilities include engaging with undergraduate students and colleagues in teaching, research, and service. The normal teaching load is nine hours per semester. Qualifications include a graduate degree in computer science, software engineering or related field. A doctorate level degree is preferred. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellent teaching, research, and active membership in the Churches of Christ. Salary and position title are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additional information about the School of Information Technology & Computing-Computer Science at acu.edu/academics/sitc.
Abilene Christian University is a selective, private masters-level university whose mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. Located in Abilene, Texas, ACU enrolls 4,800 students. The School of Information Technology and Computing offers undergraduate majors in computer science, digital entertainment technology, and information technology, and is preparing to seek ABET accreditation. Send letter of intent, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references to Brad Crisp. Questions may be directed to email or 325-674-2077. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Director, School of IT & Computing
ACU Box 29353
Abilene, Texas 79699
Dr. Donnie Snider, Dean
ACU Box 29009
Abilene, Texas 79699-8276
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for a non-tenure track, Instructor and Clinical Supervisor for Fall 2013. The master’s program in speech-language pathology at ACU is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology; hold a current ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP); hold a current Texas SLP license (or be eligible for a license) and have a minimum of five years of professional clinical experience, including three years of supervisory experience.
Responsibilities include the supervision of students enrolled in clinical practicum and teaching undergraduate courses. Essential duties include but are not limited to: teaching undergraduate courses in normal and disordered communication processes; serving as the supervisor of record and the lead team member for the evaluation of clients and the development and implementation of treatment plans by graduate student clinicians in the on-campus clinic; and supporting the administrative functions of the on-campus clinic and graduate clinical program. Learn more about the department.
Dr. Brenda Bender, Ph.D.
ACU Box 28058
Abilene, TX 79699
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition seeks qualified applicants for the tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position of Program Director for its new program in Occupational Therapy. The Program Director must be an initially certified occupational therapist who is licensed or otherwise regulated according to regulations in Texas and qualified according to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2011 Guidelines. The Program Director must hold a doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). A terminal degree in Occupational Therapy or a closely related field is preferred, but the OTD will be considered. The program director must have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include:
- Clinical practice as an occupational therapist;
- Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
- Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning); and
- At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
The program director will be responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, establishing and maintaining initial and continuing accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development. A reduced teaching load will be required. Salary will be commensurate with current market salaries.
Dr. Joe Bell, Chair
Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition
ACU Box 28084
Abilene, TX 79699
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
School of Social Work, Department of Sociology
The ACU School of Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall
2013. Applicants must have an MSW and an earned doctorate in social work or related field
(required). Responsibilities include teaching social work courses at both the BSSW and MSSW levels, pursuing scholarly research, and performing service for the university, profession and community. Applicants should have experience in diverse areas of social work practice, be able to teach across the curriculum, and effectively engage the broader community with which the school partners.
Dr. Stephanie Hamm
Director, School of Social Work & Department of Sociology
ACU Box 28276
Abilene, Texas 79699-8276
School of Nursing
The ACU School of Nursing (SON) invites applications for two non-tenure-track clinical instructors for the school of nursing beginning August, 2013. Applicants should maintain an active nursing license, be eligible for R.N. licensing in the state of Texas, and have a master of science in nursing or equivalent. Applicants from a variety of nursing sub-specialties (Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Critical Care, Community Health, and Nursing Administration) are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively in shared governance with faculty of the SON to work toward the Christian mission of the university. The SON encourages applicants who are willing to facilitate exceptional student learning environments, value mentoring and advising students, and are willing to engage in service for the university, profession, and community. Information about the school is available at acu.edu/academics/nursing.
Dr. Becky Hammack
Dean, School of Nursing
ACU Box 29103
Abilene, Texas 79699-9103
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