Director of the Honors College, Assistant/Associate Professor

TITLE:Director of the Honors College, Assistant/Associate Professor
School of Theology and Vocation
DATE POSTED: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Theology and Vocation


This is a 9-month full-time, combination administration and faculty, tenure-track position with a 14-hour teaching load per year (2 courses and one seminar per semester). Responsibilities could require flexible work hours that include evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. Attendance is required at typical faculty and administrative meetings. 


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of one so classified.

  • Furthers the mission of the Honors College, which exists to equip students to understand how to faithfully live out their vocation in the communities they have been placed.
  • Cultivates both community and personal formation in the Honors College centered upon the triune God-- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-- through the admissions process and both curricular and co-curricular programming.
  • Orients the Honors College with curricular and co-curricular service projects and partnerships in East Texas through an asset based community development framework. 
  • Maintains excellence in classroom teaching, and promotes creative and strong pedagogical practices within the course curriculum.
  • Aids Honors College and school colleagues in providing content and curriculum design, oversight, and assessment.
  • Participates actively in the University learning community by serving on department, school, and/or university committees and special service assignments.
  • Provides leadership, support, and advocacy of Honors College initiatives in concert with the mission and academic culture of LeTourneau University.
  • Contributes to the strategic vision of the university, especially with respect to the Honors College programming and discussion of faith and work, theological integration, and globalization.
  • Actively engages in student mentoring, advising, and extracurricular activities and events.
  • Maintains a strong scholarly agenda to exemplify academic engagement and currency in the field.
  • Actively invests in a local church body and ministry activities.


A Ph.D. from a regionally accredited university or seminary with particular expertise in the area of biblical studies (Old Testament preferred), or practical theology (missions and/or Christian ministry). 

An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith with an ability to work across denominational and theological lines within a generous evangelical framework.  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 record of administrative aptitude and leadership within a community of learning.
  • A record of successful academic achievement including teaching, research, and institutional service.
  • Proven commitment, involvement, and effectiveness in Christian ministry and/or mission.
  • Interest in theology of place as well as Christian community development (especially asset-based community development).
  • A seasoned ability to articulate the integration of faith and vocation and the multi-faceted field of faith and work.
  • Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students, higher education broadly, and Christian higher education specifically.
  • Evidence of successful decision making in a fast-paced environment, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively or one-on-one with a wide variety of people.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: 1 January or 1 August 2018


We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented minorities in the field.  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, or national origin.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.  The position is subject to the University background check policy.

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  E-mail completed application, letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts to:
Dr. Steven Mason, Provost Vice President for Academic Affairs,
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, TX  75607-7001
E-mail inquiries to GerrieForbis@letu.edu or fax information to (903) 233-3201.



LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. 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. 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 over 190,000, 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.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.