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Writing Center Director

TITLE: Apply Writing Center Director
Humanities and Social Sciences
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 04-29-2019
REPORTS TO: Director of Student Achievement

This is a permanent, eleven-month, administrative appointment. Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.


   Recruit, train, and supervise writing center tutors.

   Ensure effective data collection for assessment of student writing.

   Coordinate referral and tracking procedures for students needing writing assistance.

   Coordinate Writing Center marketing, including webpage and on-line social media presence.

   Ensure that Writing Center operations follow the published schedule approved in the University Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

   Teach 12-credit hours of freshman-level English composition per academic year, including at least one on-line course.

   Develop on-line writing tutorials and resource information.

   Coordinate the Writing Council with representation from each academic school to work toward improvement of student writing in the academic disciplines.

   Coordinate and train the Writing Assessment Committee in use of rubrics to assess student writing for assessment and planning purposes.


Candidates must possess an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and be committed to service at a dynamic, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount.


Candidates should hold at least a master’s degree in English language or literature (or a related field) and/or have an accomplished record of successful writing and editing. The Director must understand higher education, including both the academic and student support functions. Effective communication with students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators is essential, along with tact and discretion. The Director must be a highly motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and must be able to prioritize and manage multiple short- and long-term projects in order to meet deadlines.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University are considered for employment without regard to race, age, sex, handicapping condition or national origin. 

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, a current résumé to: 

Applications are required and are available form http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from Academic Affairs, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX 75607-7001.  Send completed application, a current resume, and unofficial graduate transcript to:

 Dr. Steven Mason, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

LeTourneau University

P.O. Box 7001

Longview, Texas 75607-7001

FAX (903) 233-3201 Phone (903) 233-3200

Web Address: www.letu.edu

E-mail address:  GerrieForbis@letu.edu

Address to send applications:  GerrieForbis@letu.edu


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.