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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology


TITLE: Apply Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
College of Education, Arts and Sciences
Department of Biology and Kinesiology
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 03-01-2022
SCHEDULE:

The position is for nine months, with the possibility of summer school teaching. Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily on weekdays but include evening classes and independent studies. Attendance is required at some evening and weekend events.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

LeTourneau University, a vibrant and growing interdenominational, evangelical Christian university known for high-quality STEM programs that attract students of outstanding academic ability, invites applications and nominations for Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology. This position is a tenure-track position with rank negotiable based on experience. Preferred areas of expertise include those that support nursing and health science, pre-medical and pre-allied health professions, biomedical sciences, and general biology majors. Proficiency in any of the biological sciences will be considered, however. Research and teaching experience are highly desired.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ideal candidate would provide teaching in Biochemistry, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Immunology, and other courses in the Biology curriculum. Yet, individuals who fall beyond those parameters should not be discouraged from applying. The ideal candidate will:

  • Teach freshman to senior level Biology courses
  • Oversee laboratory instruction conforming to best practices, including those for safety and protection of human health
  • Use and maintain currency with appropriate instructional technology
  • Represent the Department of Biology as the pre-med/pre-health coordinator and advisor and stay current on graduate admissions and entrance requirements for medical and allied health fields
  • Participate in the University learning community by serving on department, school, and/or university committees and special service assignments
  • Participate in student advising, success, and retention programs
  • Maintain a commitment to academic scholarship in the field of expertise
  • Teach and conduct research collaboratively within the department
QUALIFICATIONS:

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. A doctoral degree in a discipline of the life sciences is required. Applicants must possess a strong interest and commitment to teaching and advise at the undergraduate level including advising students of pre-health professions.  The successful candidate must have a proven ability to relate to students and must be able to communicate subject material using contemporary methods.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers an innovative healthcare package with many options, personal budget, telemedicine, year-round support, and more. LeTourneau University also provides life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and tuition assistance.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Fall 2022
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, or 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 https://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts, and curriculum vitae to:

 

Dr. Benjamin Caldwell
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
LeTourneau University
E-mail address: LaraRose@letu.edu    
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

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.

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 https://www.letu.edu for more information.