Assistant/Associate Professor/Materials Joining Engineering

TITLE:Assistant/Associate Professor/Materials Joining Engineering
School of Engineering
DATE POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology


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. Teaching, research, and industrial experience are desirable, especially in the areas of emerging technologies such as biomaterials and electronic materials joining. The hands-on education and research takes place in a recently renovated $1.2M and 11,000 ft2 lab named after Professor Bill Kielhorn, in whose name an Endowed Professorship has also been established. The position is a full-time, tenure-track position faculty position for 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 as well as some online responsibilities. Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events.



The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the Welding Engineering/Materials Joining area. The School offers EAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering with concentrations in mechanical, electrical and welding, biomedical and computer engineering and degrees in engineering technology with concentrations in mechanical, electrical and welding. The School of Engineering has about 650 students and 25 full-time faculty, while the Materials Joining program represents about 10-15% of total enrollment. The hands-on education and research takes place in a recently renovated $1.2M and 11,000 ft2 lab named after Professor Bill Kielhorn, in whose name an Endowed Professorship has also been established.

Responsibilities include teaching and research in the Materials Joining engineering and Engineering Technology concentrations, advising students and serving on various university committees. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate in Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced materials, Joining Processes and Engineering Design and supervising Master’s students and research teams. 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


LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to teaching and research at a small, dynamic Christian University where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. A Master’s Degree. in welding/materials engineering or a closely related field is required and the applicant must be eligible to become a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. We also desire a candidate with a proven peer reviewed publication record, a desire to use innovative teaching technologies and a willingness to work with industrial partners.

Teaching, research, and industrial experience are desirable, especially 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 a proven ability to relate to students and faculty and should be committed to seeking outside research funding.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Prefer January 2016 start but can negotiate for August 2016 start.


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 from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, copies of graduate transcripts and a current curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Steven Mason, AssociateProvost - Dean of Faculty
LeTourneau University
PO Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201
Phone (903) 233-3200
Web Address: http://www.letu.edu
Email inquiries and completed applications: GerrieForbis@letu.edu


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.

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