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Dean


TITLE: Apply Dean
College of Education, Arts, and Sciences
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 09-08-2020
REPORTS TO: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This senior academic administrator reflects and supports the University's mission of preparing men and women to make an impact through their calling by providing an exceptional Christ-centered education within the best instructional and learning environment.

Working collaboratively with department chairs and faculty, the Dean directs the development, assessment, budgeting, and oversight of all the College's academic programs and initiatives. Representing Education, as well as Arts and Sciences, the Dean communicates a compelling vision for the many departments and their programs that support the University's mission and strategic plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes goals for the College and ensures that these goals are consistent with the mission and strategic plan of LeTourneau University and that they have measurable benchmarks for success;
  • Interprets the University's vision to the departments as well as the departments' visions to the University;
  • Works with department chairs in the development of departmental mission and vision statements and the development and assessment of departmental goals and learning outcomes;
  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships and relationships with dual credit high schools, alumni, businesses, organizations, and donors;
  • Oversees the recruitment, development, and performance of full time and adjunct faculty who teach in the traditional residential programs, nontraditional education courses, as well as the dual credit programs;
  • Provides academic oversight for LETU's Dual Credit Program;
  • Works with LETU Enrollment Services in the recruitment of new students and then works with faculty and other university offices to retain those students to graduation;
  • Achieves enrollment growth with new program development and successful implementation of initiatives;
  • Provides institutional leadership for the management, assessment, and improvement of the University's General Education program;
  • Provides institutional leadership for initiatives related to transferability;
  • Serves as College's chief budget officer;
  • Supervise Academic Support personnel.
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: July 1, 2021
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Following 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 considered without discrimination based on race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin, or genetic information.  Direct inquiries about this policy to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs. Email an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts, and curriculum vitae to GerrieForbis@letu.edu

Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201, Phone (903) 233-3200
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.