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.
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The mission of ACU is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
Dean, College of Business Administration
Dr. Darryl Tippens, COBA Dean Search Committee Chair
Abilene Christian University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA), an exceptional AACSB-accredited program comprising the Department of Accounting and Finance, the Department of Management Sciences, the School of Information Technology and Computing, and an online MBA offered at the ACU Dallas campus. The college is committed to excellent teaching and learning that integrates faith, leadership, business and technology.
Reporting to the provost, the dean is responsible for the college’s strategic planning, program development and assessment, alumni relations, and COBA’s administrative affairs, including the recruitment and retention of faculty and students. The dean is responsible for ensuring the academic and spiritual integrity of the college; is responsible for all program activities within COBA; and provides intellectual and spiritual leadership to faculty, students and staff to ensure the fulfillment of the institution’s mission. The dean is dedicated to academic excellence and the Christian mission of the whole university.
The ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate and have leadership experience in higher education with a strong record of scholarship, teaching and service. The candidate will exhibit an understanding of the nature and purpose of Christian higher education; have a strong record of working collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators within a department, college and university; and will be a dynamic advocate for the college and the university, dedicated to working with ACU’s Advancement Office in fundraising.
Applications received by Jan. 15, 2016, will receive full consideration. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations of and applications from qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged. All applicants must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and deeply committed to service in Christian higher education. ACU does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities. The university’s mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in January 2016 and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vita; a cover letter describing one’s interest in the position, experience, and support for the University’s Christian mission; and names and contact information of at least four professional references and at least one church-related reference. Referees will be contacted only in the event one becomes a finalist and with the applicant’s approval. Nomination letters should include the name and contact information of the nominee. The Search Committee welcomes confidential e-mail inquiries and expressions of interest. Nominations, inquiries, and applications will be kept in strict confidence. These may be sent in hard-copy format to:
Dr. Darryl Tippens
COBA Dean Search Chair
ACU Box 29103
Abilene Christian University
Abilene TX, 79699
Or they may be sent as attachments, in Word format, via e-mail to Darryl.Tippens@acu.edu