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Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

TITLE: Apply Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 09-27-2022
REPORTS TO: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

LeTourneau University is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology into a new chapter of significant investment and growth. The dean will cast a compelling vision for the school that aligns with LeTourneau University’s ambitious strategic plan and comprehensive campaign, which will include a new, state-of-the-art engineering facility along with other significant investments in faculty, facilities, and programs. The dean must embody and be able to articulate the character and purposes of the university as stated in our Vision and Mission and set forth in our Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. This individual must be animated by an authentic and vital personal Christian faith; the hands-on, Christian polytechnic education of LeTourneau University; and the opportunity to prepare students who influence the world for Jesus Christ through the vocation of engineering.

For more information about the dean opening, see the full announcement


Engineering at LeTourneau University

The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology enrolls approximately 450 students across its variety of ABET accredited programs. The school’s leadership team, consisting of the dean, associate dean, director of engineering outreach, and five department chairs, shepherds and oversees approximately 25 full-time faculty who prepare students through a hands-on, Christ-centered curriculum where the integration of faith and learning is at the fore. With cutting-edge equipment and 50,000 square feet of dedicated lab space, students have opportunities to design, build, and test throughout the curriculum. Every engineering student spends two semesters working on one of our large-scale, capstone senior design projects, which cover a wide variety of engineering topics, including fundamental research, humanitarian and missions work, entrepreneurship, and design competitions. Faculty bring strong academic, industry, military, and missions experiences into the classroom and are actively engaged in national and international research communities. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to become leaders in their industries and enter top-tier doctoral programs around the country.

LeTourneau University offers ABET accredited programs in mechanical engineering; electrical and computer engineering; civil engineering; engineering with concentrations in biomedical or materials joining; and engineering technology with concentrations in electrical, mechanical, materials joining, aeronautical-electrical, and aeronautical-mechanical. LeTourneau also offers a Master of Science in engineering and a Master of Engineering. Additional information about the engineering programs at LeTourneau can be accessed online:


Primary Responsibilities

  • Setting an ambitious and compelling vision for the school that supports the University’s mission, heritage, Christian Polytechnic identity, and strategic plan
  • Fostering a healthy environment for faculty, staff, and students that supports teaching, learning, discipleship, and scholarship
  • Supervising the recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention of faculty and staff
  • Ensuring high standards in the school’s programs, including maintaining ABET accreditation
  • Partnering with campus leaders to strengthen and increase enrollment within the school
  • Working with department chairs and campus leaders to cultivate existing programs, assess the need for new and/or expanded offerings, and launch new programs or initiatives that strengthen the university’s position as the Christian Polytechnic University
  • Partnering with campus leaders to set funding priorities for the school and participating in strategic fundraising efforts for our ambitious comprehensive campaign
  • Collaboratively leading the school’s transition to a new, state-of-the-art engineering facility, including participating in the design and layout of the new space
  • Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with alumni, industry, and donors, including the Industrial Advisory Committee and the Academy of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Overseeing the school’s administrative and financial affairs, including managing strategic investments in labs and equipment
  • Working collaboratively with six academic deans and the Provost’s Office to provide input and insights on strategic decisions for the good of the university as a whole


The dean should be a visionary leader, strategic thinker, and excellent communicator with an earned doctorate in engineering. This individual is expected to demonstrate a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ, the ability to articulate and champion integration of faith and learning, the desire to engage the broader evangelical Christian community, and agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Additional qualifications include:

  • A person of deep personal faith and absolute integrity who engenders trust
  • A record of excellence in administration, including strategic planning, budgeting, and team building
  • Academic credentials that qualify the candidate for the rank of full professor in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • An ability to provide innovative leadership internally while advancing the school externally
  • Outstanding academic and professional experience with a demonstrated track record in effective teaching and research
  • Enthusiasm for meeting the changing needs of traditional residential students and an imagination for serving working professionals
  • Experience with and a working knowledge of the ABET accreditation process
  • Significant understanding of the profession and the competencies to be required of future professional engineers
  • An open, transparent, and collaborative spirit; a desire to empower others; a consensus-building management style predicated on mutual respect and active listening; and the skill to inspire colleagues
  • An ability to build trust through collaborative decision making, embracing shared governance, and a demonstrated commitment to academic freedom
  • A strong appreciation for Christian higher education and the unique strategic vision of LeTourneau University
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 undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and their dependents.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and copies of unofficial transcripts by November 30, 2022, for full consideration. Applications after that date will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Applications are available at and should be submitted electronically to:

Office of the Provost
LeTourneau University
PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75601

 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.


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 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.

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