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.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics

Apply now Job no: 492900
Work Type: Faculty full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Faculty

About ACU

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.

Title of Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics

Posting Location

Abilene, TX


Engineering and Physics

Employee Class

Faculty Full-time 12 mo


Faculty Position Information

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians. Preference will be given to active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Civil or Mechanical Engineering Professor

Abilene Christian University is seeking an energetic, talented civil or mechanical engineer for its rapidly growing engineering program. This tenure track faculty position offers excellent opportunities to contribute to and shape the program. Applicants should have especially strong skills in mentoring students. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering education, or in a closely related engineering discipline with an emphasis in structures. Candidates should have demonstrated potential to teach a variety of engineering courses effectively in our program’s curriculum, experience in research and scholarship activities appropriate to the discipline and potential to build a sustainable research program involving undergraduates. Interested persons should apply as soon as possible. Nominations of and applications from qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged. Applications will be accepted until filled. Anticipated start date is August 2021. 

ACU’s engineering program started in the fall of 2012 and currently has approximately 160

students. The program is ABET/EAC accredited under “General Engineering.” The program offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with concentrations in civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical. More than 50,000 square feet of class and lab space was recently renovated for the department. Additionally, for the second year, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News & World Report benchmark focused on student success. ACU achieved Top 10 status in three of eight high-impact categories among 1,500 universities evaluated for “A Focus on Student Success” and is the only Texas institution to be ranked in four of the categories (including service learning and undergraduate research). Applicants must convincingly demonstrate how they can mentor ACU students toward entering and leading in the engineering workplace from day one. Candidates should also demonstrate how they can be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in supporting this fast growing program.

Typical Duties:

  • Effectively teach civil or mechanical engineering courses as well as a wide variety of lower level engineering courses.

  • Mentor engineering students.

  • Partner in continuously improving teaching, courses, and labs to support the curriculum.

  • Participate in assessment efforts to support curricular development and ABET accreditation.

  • Develop, encourage, and participate in engineering experiential learning activities.

  • Serve as advisor to student professional groups.

  • Develop instructional methods that will reflect best practices in engineering pedagogy.

  • Develop a program of scholarly activities which involves undergraduate students and is consistent with the candidate’s interests and university mission.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Education, or a closely related field.

  • Past record of Effective communication, teamwork, and planning skills.

  • Record of or demonstrated potential for scholarly work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Classroom teaching experience at the University level.

  • Coursework or formal training in engineering education pedagogy.

  • Experience in course and curriculum development.

  • Professional engineering licensure or ability to obtain one.

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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