TITLE:||Graduate Program Director|
School of Business
|DATE POSTED: ||Thursday, January 24, 2013|
|REPORTS TO: ||Dean, School of Business|
Twelve-month administrative and faculty position. Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
The Graduate Program Director is a member of the full-time faculty and responsible for the administration of the graduate programs for both the traditional and nontraditional populations within the School of Business. This position will be responsible for providing overall leadership for its faculty and all of its programs and delivery formats including on-ground, on-line, and hybrid courses. This position will also be responsible for the continued growth and development of the nontraditional online business programs. In addition, the successful candidate will have the appropriate academic credentials to be appointed as an Associate Professor in the School of Business and assume a reduced teaching load.
The Graduate Program Director will oversee the classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful program completion, and staffing the classroom with faculty who support the mission of the school and university. The Graduate Program Director is responsible for the academic well-being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain/grow student enrollment including the following responsibilities:
- Responsible for all program planning and evaluation activities, including coordinating program goals and strategies from the school’s strategic plan; assessment of student learning outcomes; oversight of periodic program reviews.
- Responsible for leading program faculty in the development of new programs and curriculum for on-ground, on-line, and hybrid courses, and managing the processes of curricular change and review.
- Responsible for the continued growth and development of the nontraditional online business programs to include new program offerings and new populations served.
- Responsible for management of the program faculty, which may include certifying and maintaining documentation related to faculty credentials; assigning courses, in concert with the dean, to achieve workload balance and to ensure adequate coverage for course offerings.
- Responsible for faculty evaluation including the completion of periodic course observations for quality assurance and annual faculty evaluations, to ensure faculty provide a strong, student-focused educational environment through consistent adherence to course rubrics, student competencies and outcomes, and course pedagogy.
- Responsible for planning documents (goals and objectives) for the program, as well as, preparing annual budget requests for the program and administering program budget accounts.
- Responsible for developing an assessment plan, coordinating assessment activities and, where appropriate, providing documentation for external, regional, and professional accreditation program reviews.
- Responsible for developing and maintaining materials and processes that promote recruitment and retention of graduate students in the program.
- Responsible for driving program and department initiatives designed to achieve student outcomes, completion rates, persistence, and other goals and metrics as outlined in the University’s strategic plan. Also provides regular assessment of these initiatives in attaining goals and holds self and direct report accountable for implementation.
- Responsible for investigating and resolving student and faculty educational problems requiring academic actions in consultation with pertinent individuals and departments, under the direction and approval of the Dean of the School according to the policies and procedures of the University.
- Responsible for representing the academic program’s interests in both internal and external endeavors, including coordinating program advisory boards; serving as a liaison between the program and other campus constituencies; and participating in community events in which the program is represented.
LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.
- The successful candidate must have a terminal degree and be qualified to teach in the content area.
- Must provide evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level; minimum of five years preferred. Evidence of progressive administrative experience in higher education, experience in nontraditional education preferred. Experience teaching in an online environment.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; collaborative style of communication and leadership.
- Must be a self-starter who can lead LeTourneau’s vision for exceptional and highly-engaging learning experience for both traditional and nontraditional online and blended programs.
- Ability to network effectively and work collaboratively with industries and businesses to develop the Business program to its fullest potential.
- Dynamic personality and entrepreneurial approach to program development and management.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately
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 from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX
Applicants should submit a completed application, a curriculum vita, and copies of graduate transcripts to:
Dr. Steven Mason, Associate Provost – Dean of Faculty,
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001 Longview, Texas 75607-7001
Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received until such time as the position is filled.
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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.