ACU is in Abilene, Texas, a city of nearly 120,000 people 150 miles west of the Dallas and Fort Worth area. ACU Dallas, a branch campus in Addison, Texas, is the home of the university’s online programs. A selective, four-year private Christian university, ACU is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century. It has been acknowledged as one of the top institutions in the nation for first-year experiences, service learning and learning communities. ACU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and is one of the largest private universities in the Southwest. ACU aims to contribute to its students’ spiritual and intellectual growth, as well as their vocational formation. ACU enrolls 5,293 students, comprising 3,496 undergraduates and 1,797 graduate students, generally from 51 states and territories, and 45 nations. Nearly 44% of ACU’s student body is racially and ethnically diverse.
The university is experiencing enrollment growth, as well as record private giving, and continues to stand out in national rankings and benchmarks. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Abilene Christian in the top 10 nation...ally, out of 1,500 universities evaluated, in three categories for two consecutive years for its exceptional commitment to student success. It was also the highest-ranking university in Texas. For the 11th time in the last 12 years, ACU was recognized as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and for the second time is also among 30 four-year institutions named to the “Great Colleges” Honor Roll for achievements in five categories: Facilities, Workspace and Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; and Work/Life Balance.
ACU is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The university is affiliated with the fellowship of the Churches of Christ and its mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. All applicants must be professing Christians and be deeply committed to service in Christian higher education. ACU does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities.