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Assistant/Associate History Professor


TITLE: Apply Assistant/Associate History Professor
School of Arts and Sciences
History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 02-21-2020
REPORTS TO: Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
SCHEDULE: This is a 9-month full-time, tenure-track position with a 4-course teaching load per semester. Responsibilities may require flexible work hours that would include evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. Attendance is required at typical faculty and administrative meetings including commencement and graduation.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
  • Teaching load: Four courses per semester (typically, three lower level courses and one upper level per semester).
  • Spearhead the University’s history program, while also leading efforts to instill the skills of effective communication and analysis to students majoring in areas outside the field of history and in contexts beyond the traditional classroom.
  • Willingness to work co-operatively and cross-disciplinarily in teaching.
  • The successful candidate will be able to think creatively and critically about the essential role of the humanities (and history, in particular) within the ‘Christian Polytechnic University’ mission and provide leadership for efforts to fully infuse the humanities within the learning environment and campus culture of LeTourneau University. This includes imparting historical knowledge as well as communication and analytical skills to students majoring in technical fields such as engineering, aviation, computer science, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in history or a  related field. Candidates with a strong interest in U.S. History, European History, or Western Civilization are invited to apply. The committee will be open to either U.S. History specialists with a strong interest in European History/Western Civilization or European History candidates who have a strong background and interest in American History. Familiarity with the role of technology in American/European history strongly preferred.
  • Candidate will be the representative historian in a humanities department that features a new Liberal Arts Guild curriculum, which encourages undergraduates to study history and literature simultaneously for the greatest impact from both. (https://www.letu.edu/academics/arts-and-sciences/the-guild.html)
  • Genuine and enthusiastic support of the LeTourneau University Faith Statement and Community Covenant 
  • The best candidates will possess enthusiasm for integrating faith and learning in the classroom in a way that both educates and disciples students.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, including medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: 07-01-2020
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. Send completed application, and a current resume to:

LeTourneau University
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address: HumanResources@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. 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.