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Assistant Professor of Aircraft Systems

TITLE: Apply Assistant Professor of Aircraft Systems
College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Applied Aviation Sciences
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 09-10-2020
REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Applied Aviation Sciences

Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends. 

The position is for nine months, 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.


Teaches freshman-to-senior level aircraft systems lecture and laboratory courses as assigned and according to policies stated in the University Faculty Handbook. 

  • Prepares course materials and assessments.
  • Conducts classroom and laboratory instruction conforming to best practices.
  • Maintains an understanding of current technologies which are applicable to the courses being taught.
  • Serves as an advisor to Aviation students.
  • Designs and implements new laboratory projects for instruction in laboratory courses and undergraduate research. 
  • Participates actively in the university learning community.

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. 

LeTourneau University operates a CFR 14 part 147 Federal Aviation Administration, approved Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic program as part of its’ B.S. in Aircraft Systems.  Minimum professional qualifications are:

  • B.S. degree, M.S. degree in aviation desirable
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certificate
  • Significant aircraft maintenance experience
  • Teaching competencies must include the ability to design course material for lecture and lab formats including syllabi and assessments.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally interact with students, colleagues, and administrators in a university learning community. This includes skills in academic advising.

Desirable professional qualifications and experience:

  • FAA Inspection Authorization
  • Background in aircraft Turbine engines
  • Graduate course work or industry experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Turbine engine overhaul, installation, and repair
  • Propeller repair and alterations
  • Aircraft Structural repair/fabrication
  • Transport Category Aircraft repair and operation
  • Corporate Aircraft repair and operation
  • Airline operations
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Human Factors
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.

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University are considered for employment without regard to race, age, sex, handicapping condition or national origin. 

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, copy of transcript  and a current résumé to:

Dr. Steve Mason

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

LeTourneau University

P.O. Box 7001

Longview, Texas 75607-7001

FAX (903) 233-3259   Phone (903) 233-3200

Web Address: www.letu.edu/jobs

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