LeTourneau University seeks candidates with a strong Christian faith and a passion for engineering education for an engineering faculty or chair position in Welding and Materials Joining Engineering. This tenure track position includes teaching and research duties, with the possibility of serving as Departmental Chair and as the Omer Blodgett Endowed Chair.
The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) at LeTourneau University invites applicants for an endowed, tenure-track faculty or chair position in the Department of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering. The School’s programs include an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program with a materials joining concentration and a TAC/ABET accredited program in engineering technology with a materials joining concentration. The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology has over 450 students and 25 full-time faculty, with Materials Joining representing 10% of total enrollment. Much of the hands-on education and research takes place in over 10,000 square feet of lab space dedicated to welding and materials joining engineering. Responsibilities include teaching and research, advising students, and serving on various university committees. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate level teaching in Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced Materials, Engineering Analysis of Welding, Joining Processes, or Non-Destructive Evaluation, and supervising master’s students and research teams. Chair candidate responsibilities also include serving as the Chair of the Department of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering; leading the department as we pursue the University's Strategic Plan; supervising faculty; and serving on the leadership team for SEET.
LeTourneau University seeks an individual with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to teaching, research, and leadership at a small, dynamic Christian University where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. The candidate must be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.
Applicants are invited with expertise in welding engineering, non-destructive evaluation, metal additive manufacturing, computational design/simulation methods, and/or advanced joining and manufacturing processes. Applicants must have a strong commitment to laboratory-based undergraduate and graduate engineering in the areas of Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced Materials, Engineering Analysis of Welding, Joining Processes, Non-Destructive Evaluation, and Advanced Manufacturing Processes. Priority will be given to candidates with a B.S. degree in Materials, Welding, or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and a Ph.D. in Welding, Metallurgical, or Materials Engineering. Industrial work experience is highly desirable. Information on the engineering programs can be found at the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology webpage:
The position is for 9 months, with the possibility of paid summer school teaching. Classes, office hours, and other responsibilities are conducted on weekdays primarily but will include some evening classes and independent studies. Attendance will also be required at occasional evening and weekend events.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers group health insurance plans, life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and their dependents, among other benefits.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Spring or Fall 2024, or on a mutually agreeable date.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
Applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts to OfficeoftheProvost@letu.edu. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are available at www.letu.edu/jobs.
Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
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LeTourneau University is known as “The Christian Polytechnic University,” a comprehensive yet STEM-focused, evangelical, and interdenominational Christian institution. LeTourneau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. LeTourneau offers more than 140 graduate and undergraduate programs in aviation, engineering, education, business, psychology and counseling, arts and sciences, nursing, and theology and vocation. Students enjoy the opportunity to take classes in person, online, or in a dual credit format.
Approximately 3,210 students (including online and dual credit students) currently attend LeTourneau University. With the average class size of 17 and a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students are able to develop close relationships with world-class faculty. Professors are experts in their chosen field, credentialed with degrees from the top universities around the world. Many come to LeTourneau straight from industry or missions contexts, offering real-world experiences in the classroom and rich mentoring relationships with students. At LeTourneau, student...s receive both academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation because the integration of faith and learning is paramount to the educational mission of the university. Faculty and staff are active in students’ lives and encourage students to know Jesus Christ and the abundant life He offers.
LeTourneau consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation and the state of Texas: Top National Tier, Best Regional University in the Western Region and Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report); Best Small Colleges in America, Most Conservative College in Texas, Best Christian College in Texas (Niche.com) in 2022. Also, LeTourneau ranks in the top 20 Best Value Colleges in Texas (Payscale.com) and Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report). LeTourneau University was founded in 1946 by businessman and devout Christian, R.G. LeTourneau, and his wife, Evelyn. Its beautiful, 162-acre, residential campus is located in Longview, TX. Learn more at www.letu.edu.