Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice Adjunct Faculty

Apply now Job no: 492358
Work Type: Faculty part-time
Location: Remote
Categories: Health Services, Faculty

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Doctor of Nursing Practice Adjunct Faculty
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Dallas Campus
Department Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Program
Employee Class Faculty Part-Time
Basic Responsibilities A. Provide high quality instruction, direction and support for students in the online classroom environment.
B. Participate with the program faculty and in planning, development, implementation of program and curriculum.
Essential Duties

A. Provide high quality instruction, direction and support for students in the online classroom environment.
1. Provide rich and timely feedback on student work, being both encouraging and constructively critical.
2. Facilitate class size of up to approximately 22 students.
3. Place students in groups for assignments/discussions.
4. Provide timely and helpful answers to students’ inquiries regarding course material or academic matters.
5. Conduct periodic synchronous interaction sessions.
6. Facilitate and grade all assignments in a timely manner.
7. Enter final course grades after consultation with lead faculty and/or Program director by CGPS deadline.
8. Alert lead faculty and/or Program Director to any student issues. This includes performance issues (e.g. failing grades, failing to turn in assignments, etc.) and policy violation issues (e.g. plagiarism).
9. Comply with all pertinent policies and procedures outlined in Abilene Christian University’s Handbook, Faculty Guidelines, and those specified by ACU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
10. Other duties, as assigned and directed by lead faculty and/or program director.

B. Participate with the program faculty and in planning, development, implementation of program and curriculum.
1. Provide feedback to Program Director for program and/or course improvement.
2. Participate in program and faculty meetings as able.
3. Attend/complete program and CGPS faculty trainings and provide credentialing/records updates as required.
4. Gain and maintain knowledge of trends and information pertaining to program field through current practice, professional reading, active research and/or continuing education.
5. Represent university at conferences, as able and as directed by Program Director.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Attention to detail and follow through.
2. Time management skills.
3. Maintain confidentiality.
4. Computer proficiency.
5. Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal abilities.
6. Provide quality instruction and support to student while maintaining academic and university standards at the doctoral level.
7. Ability to collaborate or work independently as the situation requires.
8. Current and unencumbered personal nursing licensure.
9. Knowledge of CCNE accreditation standards and processes.

B. Training Modules Required
1. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
2. Google Calendar, Mail, Sheets and Docs
3. Canvas and Bridge (on-Line Learning Platforms)


A. Professional
1. Terminal degree in a health-related field, bachelor’s and master’s degree in a nursing.
2. Current, unencumbered registered nurse and/or advanced practice nurse licensure.
3. 3-5 years of clinical, managerial and/or leadership experience, preferably in diverse populations.
4. Experience in research design/methodology.
5. Evidence of quality research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in peer reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation reports, etc.].
6. Online instructional experience and working in a virtual team environment preferred.
7. Computer literate in software and internet based applications.
8. Proficient in APA style (formatting, citation requirements, punctuation, etc.).

B. Personal
1. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
2. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to larger mission, goals and perspective of the University.
3. Collaborative nature, with the ability to build consensus.
4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
5. Self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable.
6. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications
7. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring.
8. Ability to demonstrate good judgment when interacting with students, other faculty and staff.

Physical Demands A. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; must have ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.
B. Manage conversations in person, online and by telephone.
C. Work well un under pressure and manage stress well.
D. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

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.


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