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Engineering Faculty or Chair, Welding and Materials Joining Engineering (Tenure Track, Omer Blodgett Endowed Chair)

TITLE: Apply Engineering Faculty or Chair, Welding and Materials Joining Engineering (Tenure Track, Omer Blodgett Endowed Chair)
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 11-01-2022
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

The position is for 9 months, with the possibility of paid summer school teaching. Classes, office hours, and other responsibilities are conducted on weekdays primarily but will include some evening classes and independent studies. Attendance will also be required at occasional evening and weekend events.



LeTourneau University seeks candidates with a strong Christian faith and a passion for engineering education for an engineering faculty or chair position in Welding and Materials Joining Engineering. This tenure track position includes teaching and research duties, with the possibility of serving as Departmental Chair and as the Omer Blodgett Endowed Chair.



The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) at LeTourneau University invites applicants for an endowed, tenure-track faculty chair position in the Department of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering.  The School’s programs include an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program with a materials joining concentration and a TAC/ABET accredited program in engineering technology with a materials joining concentration. The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology has over 450 students and 25 full-time faculty, with Materials Joining representing 10% of total enrollment. Much of the hands-on education and research takes place in over 10,000 square feet of lab space dedicated to welding and materials joining engineering. Responsibilities include teaching and research, advising students, and serving on various university committees. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate level teaching in Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced Materials, Engineering Analysis of Welding, Joining Processes, or Non-Destructive Evaluation, and supervising master’s students and research teams. Chair candidate responsibilities also include serving as the Chair of the Department of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering; leading the department as we pursue the University’s Strategic Plan; supervising faculty; and serving on the leadership team for SEET.


LeTourneau University seeks an individual with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to teaching, research, and leadership at a small, dynamic Christian University where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. The candidate must be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.

Applicants are invited with expertise in welding engineering, non-destructive evaluation, metal additive manufacturing, computational design/simulation methods, and/or advanced joining and manufacturing processes. Applicants must have a strong commitment to laboratory-based undergraduate and graduate engineering in the areas of Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced Materials, Engineering Analysis of Welding, Joining Processes, Non-Destructive Evaluation, and Advanced Manufacturing Processes. Priority will be given to candidates with a B.S. degree in Materials, Welding, or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and a Ph.D. in Welding, Metallurgical, or Materials Engineering. Industrial work experience is highly desirable. Information on the engineering programs can be found at the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology webpage:

SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers group health insurance plans, life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and their dependents, among other benefits.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Spring or Fall 2024, or on a mutually agreeable date

Applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts to Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are available at

Office of the Provost
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001

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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