Abilene Christian University is currently accepting applications for Dean of the College of Education and Human Services. The College of Education and Human Services provides nationally accredited training programs grounded in current research and informed practice related to the educational and service needs of individuals across the lifespan.
Strong candidates will have a commitment to the mission, values and goals of the University. They will have an appreciation and understanding of the nature and role of Christian higher education and the relationship between learning, scholarship and faith. Applicants must have an earned doctorate; a record of excellence in teaching and research as a tenured associate or full professor; service as an exemplary teacher, mentor and advisor of university students; experience in academic administration including evidence of exceptional leadership in progressively responsible positions; experience with the processes and demands of secondary accreditation; experience as a practitioner in a discipline of the college or a related field; ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators within a department, college, and university; knowledge of and experience with the interdisciplinary nature of the departments of the college and the communities they serve; and willingness and ability to work effectively with university development in fund raising.
ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Churches of Christ. The mission of the University is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. All applicants must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and deeply committed to service in Christian higher education. Nominations of and applications from individuals of underrepresented groups are especially welcomed. ACU does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities.
Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations. This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate prog...rams. Abilene is a friendly city of 117,000 people, located about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size.
Our mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.
Our 21st-Century Vision
By 2020, ACU will become the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders.
Our Religious Heritage
Established by members of the Churches of Christ, ACU maintains a strong relationship with these independently governed congregations around the world. Since its founding, the university has welcomed all students of character and ability who value the university’s strong Christian environment and exceptional learning environment. Required daily chapel and required Bible courses contribute to the open acknowledgment of Christian faith as an important aspect of the lives of most ACU students. More informationn - http://www.acu.edu/aboutacu/profile.html