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 Project Chair/Committee Member

Apply now Job no: 492745
Work Type: Faculty part-time
Location: Remote
Categories: 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 Project Chair/Committee Member
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Remote
Department Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Program
Employee Class Exempt Part-Time
Basic Responsibilities A. Provide high quality instruction, direction and mentorship for assigned students throughout all phases of the project process.
B. In Chair role, manage and supervise the committee members and methodologists of assigned students.
Essential Duties

Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

A. Provide high quality instruction, direction and mentorship for assigned students throughout all phases of the project process.
1. Provide timely and supportive mentoring throughout the student’s process of developing, researching, writing, and revising the project.
2. Direct and instruct the student with the goal of producing high-quality research.
3. Participate in the Defense process of a student’s Prospectus. Offer timely and constructive feedback to facilitate revisions towards a successful project.
4. Participate in the Defense process of a student’s Project. Offer timely and constructive feedback to facilitate revisions towards a final and thorough defense.
5. Comply with all pertinent policies and procedures outlined in Abilene Christian University’s Dissertation and DNP Project Handbook, Faculty Guidelines, and those specified by ACU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
6. Attend/complete program and CGPS faculty trainings and provide credentialing/records updates as required.
7. Collaborate with student’s full committee.
8. In committee role, be willing to follow the lead of the project committee chair regarding interaction with the student.

B. In Chair role, manage and supervise the committee members and methodologists of assigned students.
1. Facilitate the successful completion of all IRB protocols. Ensure that own IRB training is current and meets university and research requirements.
2. Guide the student through the development of the Concept Proposal and Research PICO Question, the IRB Proposal, and the completed project manuscript. Advise the student regarding necessary changed to the project content and research.
3. Reviews student’s clinical log to ensure project development activities are appropriate.
4. Supervise the completion of data collection. Advise the student regarding necessary changes to collection methods and/or processes.
5. Communicate as needed with other committee members, as well as any supporting roles, regarding project process, revisions, and procedures.
6. Provide feedback to Director of the DNP Program and the Manager of Dissertation and Projects regarding any student and/or committee member challenges, issues, or problems.
7. Make recommendations to students regarding the utilization of university resources, as needed.
8. Serve as primary contact and liaison for mentors selected by students in the program and maintains communication as necessary.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Attention to detail.
2. Time management skills.
3. Maintain confidentiality.
4. Computer proficiency.
5. Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal abilities.
6. Excellent mentorship and high support standards to students while maintaining academic 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. Prior service as project chair or co-chair, preferred.
8. Computer literate in software and internet based applications.
9. 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 under pressure and manage stress well.
D. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully 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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