Kielhorn Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering

TITLE:Kielhorn Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering
Engineering and Engineering Technology
DATE POSTED: Friday, October 20, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Department Chair, Engineering


The Kielhorn Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering is a full-time tenure track position with teaching responsibilities 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.


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 School of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University invites applicants for an endowed, tenure-track faculty position in the Materials Joining and Welding Engineering 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 over 500 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 named after Prof. Kielhorn, in whose name this position has been established.

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, Engineering Design, and Non-Destructive Testing, as well as supervising Master’s students and research teams. Teaching responsibilities may include both on-site and on-line delivery methods.


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. A Ph.D. in welding/materials engineering or a closely related field is required. 

Teaching, research, and industrial experience are desirable in welding metallurgy, failure analysis, welding processes, and design of weldments. Experience with emerging welding process technologies and advanced materials is also of interest. The successful individual must be able to communicate subject material, 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




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,
LeTourneau University,
P.O. Box 7001 Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201
Phone (903) 233-3200
Web Address: www.letu.edu
E-mail address:  GerrieForbis@letu.edu


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.