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 Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Abilene Christian University invites applications for a position in organic chemistry beginning Fall 2015. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and in research appropriate for an undergraduate department. An M.S. in organic chemistry is required, with a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience preferred. All positions are subject to funding. Searches begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or closed.

Application materials and correspondence may be sent to Dr. Kim Pamplin (pamplink@acu.edu), Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Department of Engineering and Physics

Abilene Christian University seeks two or more talented engineers for its new and rapidly growing engineering program. 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 mentoring students. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in mechanical, electrical or another engineering discipline, demonstrated potential to teach effectively in our program’s curriculum, and experience in research and scholarship activities appropriate to the discipline. Experience in leading or contributing to the senior design experience will further distinguish a candidate. Candidates having a B.S. and M.S. degree and a license or certification in an engineering discipline and significant experience in industry or consulting will also be considered. Previous involvement with ABET accreditation would be helpful. Interested persons should apply as soon as possible. Nominations of and applications from qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged. Expected start date is August 2015.

The engineering program started in the fall of 2012 and currently has approximately 100 students in the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes. Fourteen thousand square feet of class and lab space will open shortly in a renovated historic building on campus and additional construction and renovation plans will dedicate a total of 40,000 square feet to the department. 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. Applicants must convincingly demonstrate how they can mentor ACU engineering and physics students toward leadership roles in industry or academia. Candidates should also demonstrate how they can be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in supporting this fast growing program.

For more information please contact Dr. Jeff Arrington (jeff.arrington@acu.edu), Director of Engineering.

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College of Biblical Studies 

No open positions at this time.

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College of Business Administration 

Management Sciences

The Department of Management Sciences invites applications and nominations in writing for an instructor or tenure-track faculty position in marketing, beginning in Fall 2015. The candidate will be expected to teach lower- and upper-level marketing courses and others as assigned; mentor students; and accept departmental, college and university committee assignments. To support ACU’s mission as a teaching institution the candidate should exhibit excellence as a classroom teacher. The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International and faculty members are expected to maintain a program of intellectual contributions in the form of peer-reviewed academic presentations and publications. A terminal degree in marketing or a related field is preferred; a master’s degree combined with significant professional experience in marketing and commitment to ongoing professional development is acceptable.Information about the department is available at acu.edu/coba.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Mark Phillips, Chair
Department of Management Sciences
ACU Box 29338
Abilene, Texas 79699-9338
Email: mhp04a@acu.edu

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College of Education and Human Services 

No open positions at this time.

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College of Nursing 

No open positions at this time.

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The Graduate School

No open positions at this time.

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ACU Library 

No open positions at this time.

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