Abilene Based Positions

For all other 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 physical chemistry beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and in research appropriate for an undergraduate department. A M.S. in physical chemistry is required, with Ph.D. 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 
pamplin@acu.edu

Department of Language and Literature

The Department of Language and Literature invites applications for ongoing part-time Instructors of English to teach first-year composition, developmental writing, and other undergraduate courses. 

In addition, we invite applications for part-time online Spanish, French, and German Language Instructors. 

Minimum requirements include an MA in the appropriate field, favorable references, and a clear university background check. All faculty at ACU must be professing Christians. For more information, please email Cole.Bennett@acu.edu.

 

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College of Biblical Studies

Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry

The Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry invites applications and nominations in writing for a junior-level, tenure-track faculty position, beginning in Fall 2017. The candidate must be able to relate to a multi-ethnic student body whose experience with Christianity ranges from very high to none. The candidate will be expected to teach General Education survey courses in New Testament and/or Old Testament and other courses assigned by the chair; mentor student research; and accept departmental, college and university committee assignments. The area of specialization is open, but the department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Theology/Philosophy, or World Religions including Islam. 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 the academic study of religion, hold an earned research doctorate (Ph.D. or Th.D.) in one of the major theological disciplines (A.B.D. may be considered); and exhibit excellence as a classroom teacher. Information about the department is available at acu.edu/dbmm. The committee will begin reviewing applications after February 15.

Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

The Department of Marriage and Family Studies invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track marriage and family therapy faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, beginning Fall 2017.The MFT program at ACU has held continuous COAMFTE accreditation since1983. The candidate will be expected to teach courses relative to the family lifecycle, research, career counseling from a systemic perspective, and other MFT courses; supervise graduate interns; mentor student research; and accept 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; exhibit competence as a classroom teacher; demonstrate eligibility for licensure as an LMFT in the State of Texas; hold Clinical Membership and Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate status with the AAMFT; and must hold the Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy or a closely related mental health discipline. Information about the department is available at acu.edu/mft.

Applications should be mailed to:
Dr. Ken Cukrowski, Dean 
ACU Box 29400 
Abilene, Texas 79699-9400

Graduate School of Theology 

ACU’s College of Biblical Studies invite applications for positions as Adjunct Faculty for online MDIV, MACM, and MAGS degrees offered by the Graduate School of Theology. Available openings are from one to four possible courses per year. The first courses will begin May 9, 2016.

Adjunct Doctoral Faculty needed for the following areas:

The area of specialization is open (e.g., Biblical Studies, World Religions, Theology, Missions, Christian History, Biblical Languages, etc.). The candidate should hold an earned doctorate in one of the major theological disciplines and should exhibit potential as an excellent online instructor. Information about online programs is available here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adapt a current course shell with individualized syllabus, course readings, and course assignments.
  • Give rich and timely feedback on student work, being both encouraging and critical.
  • Teach class size of 15-20 students.
  • Place students in groups for assignments/discussions.
  • Moderate weekly online discussions.
  • Answer course-related questions from students.
  • Facilitate and grade all assignments.
  • Enter final grades.
  • Submit faculty course evaluation.
  • Give feedback to program director for course and program improvement.

Requirements

  • Work experience in subject area preferred.
  • Terminal degree in a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Previous online teaching/facilitating experience with demonstrated effectiveness desired.
  • Mission fit.
  • Good communication habits.
  • Organized, time management, self-directed.
  • Online capable (Training in Canvas provided as needed).
  • Leadership and ministerial experience, experience teaching and mentoring, experience doing applied research.

Application Instructions

  1. Submit current CV and attach relevant documents including transcripts if available;
  2. Submit official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework to:

Dr. Tim Sensing, Associate Dean
Graduate School of Theology
Abilene Christian University
ACU Box 29416
Abilene, TX 79699
Email: sensingt@acu.edu

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College of Business Administration 

School of Information Technology and Computing

The School of Information Technology and Computing (SITC) invites applications for an instructor or tenure-track faculty position in digital entertainment technology (DET) beginning Fall 2017. DET is an interdisciplinary major catering to students interested in game design and development, cinematics, modeling and animation. ACU’s program was recently ranked 27th in the Princeton Review’s top 50 game design programs in the nation. Faculty responsibilities include engaging with undergraduate students and colleagues in teaching, research and service. A terminal degree in a field related to the teaching discipline is preferred; a master’s degree is acceptable if combined with significant professional experience and commitment to ongoing professional development. SITC is a growing academic unit within the College of Business Administration and offers majors in computer science, digital entertainment technology, information systems and information technology. The undergraduate computer science / computing theory and information technology programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Information about the school is available at acu.edu/sitc.

Application materials and inquiries may be sent to: 
Dr. John Homer 
Director, School of Information Technology and Computing 
jdh08a@acu.edu

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College of Education and Human Services 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant Professor or Instructor of Communication Disorders:  The department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Abilene Christian University seeks qualified candidates for an instructor or tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2017.  

A doctoral degree is preferred but strong candidates with the Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology will be considered. Candidates with a Master's degree should have an interest in/desire to pursue a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a closely related area.   Applicants must hold a current ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and hold (or be eligible for) a current Texas SLP license.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in basic human communication processes such as language and speech development; teaching or facilitating courses for graduate students in the instructor's area(s) of expertise; supervising clinical practicum; serving on departmental, college and university committees.  Tenure-track candidates will demonstrate the ability to engage in research and scholarship in areas of expertise.

Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest, (2) an essay that addresses a philosophy of teaching, the integration of faith and learning, and the role of scholarship and professional development in the work of the professor (3) three letters of recommendation with the recommenders' contact information, (4) a current  curriculum vitae or resume, and (5) transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.

Send application materials to Connie Chrane, CSD Department Administrative Coordinator, at cgc04b@acu.edu

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Lynette Austin, Ph.D., search committee chair, lynette.austin@acu.edu. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Additional information about the department can be found at here.


Assistant Professor or Instructor of Communication Disorders: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor or Instructor for Fall 2017 for our location at ACU-Dallas.    Doctorate preferred but will consider Master’s degree with CCC in Speech-Language Pathology. Candidates with a Master's degree should have an interest in/desire to pursue a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a closely related area.   Applicants must hold a current ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and hold (or be eligible for) a current Texas SLP license.

Responsibilities include teaching or facilitating graduate courses for graduate students in the instructor's area(s) of expertise; supervising clinical practicum; serving on departmental, college and university committees.  Preferred areas of expertise in child language, phonology, and pediatrics.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to engage in research and scholarship in areas of expertise.

Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest, (2) an essay that addresses a philosophy of teaching, the integration of faith and learning, and the role of scholarship and professional development in the work of the professor (3) three letters of recommendation with the recommenders' contact information, (4) a current curriculum vitae or resume, and (5) official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
 
Inquiries may be made to Dr. Brenda Bender, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at brenda.bender@acu.edu. Applications accepted until position is filled.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Additional information about the department can be found here.


Instructor and Clinical Coordinator.  The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for Fall 2017 for our location at ACU-Dallas.  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 (or be eligible for) a current Texas SLP license, and have a minimum of four years of professional clinical experience and significant supervisory experience.

Primary responsibilities will be to support the Clinical Coordinator in graduate student practicum including the coordination of external clinical sites, supervision of students enrolled in clinical practicum, and functioning as a facilitator for select graduate courses.  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.  Additional information about the department can be found at here.  

Applications should include (1) a letter of interest, (2) an essay that addresses a philosophy of teaching, integration of faith and learning, the role of scholarship and professional development in the work of the professor, and your Christian journey, (3) three letters of recommendation with the recommenders contact information, (4) a current curriculum vitae or resume, and (5) transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Brenda Bender, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at brenda.bender@acu.edu. Applications accepted until position is filled.


Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Program Director of Professional Master's Degree in Athletic Training: The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition invites applications for a program director for the new professional master’s degree in athletic training. 

The director, with administrative release time, will be responsible for faculty and staff recruitment, development and performance management. He/she will provide curricular leadership, develop policies and procedures; oversee programmatic assessment and ensure accreditation compliance; and represent the program at national, state, local and university meetings. The director will teach in his/her area of content expertise, advise, and maintain a scholarly agenda leading to presentations and publications.

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in education, athletic training or a related field; diverse experience as an athletic trainer in multiple settings; evidence of scholarly productivity and professional service; certification by the BOC; and licensure with the state of Texas. 

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

Inquiries should be sent to:
Dr. Sheila Jones
Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
ACU Box 28084
Abilene, Texas 79699
(325) 674-2089
sheila.jones@acu.edu

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School of Nursing 

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