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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Course Designer (Subject Matter Expert)

Apply now Job no: 492890
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

Course Designer (Subject Matter Expert)

Posting Location



Management Sciences

Employee Class

Contract Labor

Faculty Position Information

Subject matter experts (SMEs) within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) are critical to the success of ACU’s online programs. SMEs work closely with a member of the Instructional Design Team who serves as the project manager, facilitates the development of the course, and ensures that pedagogy and content meet program expectations. SMEs receive supervision and guidance from the Director of Online Undergraduate Programs and must work with Instructional Design to meet deliverable deadlines set by CGPS. The role of the SME in CGPS course development is to help design a bachelor-level course for online students using best practices for online education that are aligned to program learning outcomes and can be delivered by instructors other than/in addition to the SME.



SMEs are responsible to:

  • create a list of course learning outcomes
  • write a course syllabus
  • record video lessons
  • design engaging visual representations to help students learn content
  • create engaging assignments, group activities and presentations, writing interactive discussion board topics that enable students to delve more deeply into the content while building community
  • design assessments to measure learning outcomes
  • create an instructor guide to assist course facilitators
  • provide expert knowledge in Business Administration
  • develop learning modules that guide students through their educational experience while upholding and adhering to the CGPS commitment to student success

They will also require:

  • Willingness to analyze best practices in online Business education
  • Curriculum design experience
  • Demonstrated skill in creating learning activities and meaningful assessments of student learning
  • Writing and editorial skill, understanding of copyright issues
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently once a task is thoroughly explained and effectively during time-on-task
  • Commitment to weekly check-in meetings with the Instructional Design team and/or the Program
  • Participation in drafting a schedule for deliverables
  • Meeting agreed-upon deadlines per the master course development schedule


  • The ideal candidate has experience teaching online in an educational setting, has demonstrated expertise in curriculum development and assessment, and has a passion for teaching
  • Master’s degree with a focus on Business Administration or a related field - PhD preferred
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in the area of Business Administration
  • A desire to motivate and encourage students in academic and professional settings
  • Previous course development experience with working adult students and non-traditional students in an online setting
  • Expertise teaching online and the desire to learn and apply new technological approaches to education
  • Experience using Canvas or a similar Learning Management System


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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