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Program Chair – Non-Trad Business Programs


TITLE: Apply Program Chair – Non-Trad Business Programs
School of Business
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 10-20-2021
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Business
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Program Chair for Non-Trad Business is a significant leadership position in the School of Business. This 11-month full-time tenure-track administrative/faculty position will oversee all nontraditional business programs and teach in at least one of these programs. The online undergraduate and graduate programs include degrees in accounting, finance, general business, human resource management, healthcare administration, and management.

The Program Chair serves as both an administrator and faculty member. As an administrator, the Program Chair will work closely with the Business Dean to ensure the quality of curriculum and other program-related items. This person will also work closely with CDT, Enrollment/Admissions, and Marketing in program development and delivery. As a faculty member, the Program Chair will teach a minimum of 27 credit hours per year (spread across fall, spring, and summer semesters).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful Program Chair will work with the necessary individuals and offices to carry out the following responsibilities. 

Administrative Responsibility: 

  • Monitor existing non-trad business programs and manage curriculum revisions and updates 
  • Manage curriculum development proposals for new courses and programs when warranted 
  • Implement catalog changes in an efficient and timely manner 
  • Collect data for institutional effectiveness reports for online business programs to be submitted for accreditation purposes
  • Schedule undergraduate and graduate courses each semester (fall, spring, summer) 
  • Assign instructors to teach courses each semester 
  • Evaluate non-trad instructors who teach in the online business programs 
  • Manage textbook adoptions for online business programs 
  • Collaborate with enrollment/admissions teams in recruiting students 
  • Cooperate with academic coaches/advisors to ensure appropriate student support

Teaching Responsibility:

  • As a Faculty member, the Program Chair will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their area of expertise primarily in an online format.
QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful Program Chair is an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith committed to Christian higher education that integrates faith with learning. This individual has: 

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in a business-related field 
  • Experience in an industry that relates to the discipline subject matter 
  • Experience in higher education administration is desirable 
  • Ability to manage and develop academic programs 
  • Ability to conduct academic research in their discipline 
  • Ability to successfully teach non-trad students at the university level, including undergraduate and graduate courses 
  • Ability to teach effectively online 
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, colleagues, and administrators 
  • Ability to network effectively and work collaboratively with external partners and stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications are reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.

By applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who agree with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination based on race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin, or genetic information.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send inquiries, completed electronic application, copies of graduate transcripts, and a current CV to the E-mail address: LaraRose@letu.edu

 Dr. Ben Caldwell, Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
Web Address:  www.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.

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.