Omer Blodgett Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering
Tenure Track, Associate/Full Professor
LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
As a leader in inspiring both faith and technology pursuits, LeTourneau University seeks candidates that have an enthusiastic and consistent Christian faith, as well as a strong passion for engineering education. The Omer Blodgett Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering Tenure Track Position is position is a full-time, senior level, position with teaching during the fall and spring semesters, with the possibility of summer school teaching. Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily weekdays, but will include some evening classes and independent studies. Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events.
The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University invites applicants for an endowed, tenure-track faculty chair position in the Materials Joining area. The School offers EAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering with concentrations in mechanical, electrical, materials joining, biomedical, civil and computer engineering and TAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering technology with concentrations in mechanical, electrical and materials joining. The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology has nearly 600 students and 25 full-time faculty, with the Materials Joining program representing 10% of total enrollment. The hands-on education and research takes place in a recently renovated $1.2M and 11,000 ft2 lab.
Responsibilities include teaching and research in the Welding/Materials Joining Engineering and Engineering Technology concentrations, advising students and serving on various university committees. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate level teaching in Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced materials, Joining Processes and Engineering Design, and supervising Master’s students and research teams. Teaching responsibilities may include both on-site and on-line delivery methods. The candidate will also serve as the chair of the Materials Joining Concentration and oversee the Materials Joining Major.
LeTourneau University seeks a person 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 also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau. A Ph.D. in welding/materials engineering or a closely related field is required.
Teaching, research, and industrial experience are desirable in traditional welding processes as well as in the areas of emerging technologies such as biomaterials and electronic materials joining. The successful individual must be able to communicate subject material and have the ability to relate to students and faculty, and should be committed to seeking outside research funding. Information on the engineering program at LeTourneau can be found at the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology web-page: http://www.letu.edu/_Academics/Engineering/index.html
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program. A list of benefits for full-time faculty can be viewed at http://www.letu.edu/jobs
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, or on a mutually agreeable date.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
Applications will be reviewed in the order received, and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170. Applications are required and are available form http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from Academic Affairs, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX 75607-7001. Send completed application, a current resume, and unofficial graduate transcript to:
Dr. Steven Mason, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001 Longview, Texas 75607-7001FAX (903) 233-3201 Phone (903) 233-3200
Address to send applications: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
Web Address: www.letu.edu
E-mail address: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation. LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.
Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU’s residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university’s global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.
LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America’s Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University’s engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master’s (Comprehensive) University II.
The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.