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Assistant or Associate College Professor of Engineering and Physics

Abilene Christian University

This is a Full-time position in Abilene, KS posted May 3, 2021.

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 .

Assistant or Associate College Professor of Engineering and Physics

Apply now Job no: 492906
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 College Professor of Engineering and Physics

Posting Location


Engineering and Physics

Employee Class

Faculty Full-time 12 mo

Faculty Position Information

Abilene Christian University is seeking an energetic, talented physicist for its renowned physics program.

This faculty position is primarily a teaching position at the rank of assistant or associate college professor depending on qualifications.

Applicants should have strong skills in mentoring students.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D.

in physics, physics education, or a closely related discipline.

They will have demonstrated potential to teach a variety of physics courses effectively in our program’s curriculum.

Interested persons should apply as soon as possible.

Applications from qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged.

Applications supported by all required materials on or before February 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Anticipated start date is August 2021.

ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics has prepared undergraduates for careers in STEM for more than 50 years.

An engineering program was added in 2012 and the department currently serves approximately 30 physics majors and 160 engineering majors.

The department has more than 50,000 square feet of recently renovated classroom and lab space.

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 STEM careers.

Candidates should also demonstrate how they can be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in supporting a growing department.
Typical Duties:

– Effectively teach physics courses as needed through the curriculum.

– Mentor physics students.

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

– Participate in assessment efforts to support curricular development.

– Develop, encourage, and participate in experiential learning activities.

– Develop instructional methods that will reflect best practices in physics pedagogy.


Minimum Qualifications

– Masters degree in physics, physics education, or a closely related field.

– Demonstrated record of effective communication, teamwork, and planning skills.

– Record of or demonstrated potential for effective physics teaching.
Preferred Qualifications

– Ph.D.

in physics, physics education, or a closely related discipline.

– Classroom teaching experience at the University level.

– Coursework or formal training in physics education pedagogy.

– Experience in course and curriculum development.

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.

Advertised: January 08, 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled
Abilene Christian University
1600 Campus Court
Abilene, Texas 79699
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Campus Operator: 325-674-2000
Undergraduate Admissions Helpline: 800-460-6228
Graduate Admissions Helpline: 855-822-3267

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