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ACU is seeking two dynamic and creative scholar/leader candidates to head two new academic units: the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering. A successful candidate will be energized by the exceptional opportunity presented at an innovative and forward-looking university where the entire community shares a commitment to cultivating Christian service and leadership.

These positions are open until filled, and applications received by February 20, 2023, are assured full consideration.

ACU is seeking two dynamic and creative scholar/leader candidates to head two new academic units: the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering. A successful candidate will be energized by the exceptional opportunity presented at an innovative and forward-looking university where the entire community shares a commitment to cultivating Christian service and leadership.

These positions are open until filled, and applications received by February 20, 2023, are assured full consideration.

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Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

The inaugural dean of ACU’s College of Health and Behavioral Sciences will have the unique opportunity to build a cohesive sense of identity and vision for a new college that includes approximately 1,200 students, the largest residential enrollment of any college, and over 20% of ACU’s full-time faculty, all within a university experiencing uncommon levels of success.

Reporting to the provost, the dean ensures the academic and spiritual integrity of the college, is responsible for all program activities, and provides intellectual and spiritual leadership to faculty, staff and students to ensure fulfillment of the mission of ACU and the college. The dean is responsible for the college’s strategic planning; program development, assessment and continuous improvement; alumni relations; and administrative affairs, including the recruitment and retention of faculty and students. Primary job responsibilities include leading, representing and supporting HBS faculty, staff, students and alumni; overseeing and directing the college’s departments, schools and programs; and engaging in teaching, mentoring, research and service.

Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, a new College of Science and Engineering will bring together the departments of agricultural and environmental sciences, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, engineering and physics, and mathematics. The college will also work collaboratively with the Center for Pre-Health Professions, which provides academics and co-curricular preparation for students pursuing careers in health professions.

ACU is seeking a dynamic and creative scholar/leader to establish a cohesive sense of identity and vision for the new college; build upon the momentum of its science, mathematics, and engineering programs; and implement a strategic plan to establish new graduate programs, enhance research and promote excellence in undergraduate education. The dean will be responsible for all program activities; provide intellectual and spiritual leadership to faculty, staff and students; and fulfill the mission of the college and ACU.

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College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Kinesiology and Nutrition
  • School of Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • School of Social Work
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College of Science and Engineering

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering and Physics
  • Mathematics