This is a 9-month full-time, combination administration and faculty, tenure-track position with a 14-hour teaching load per year (2 courses and one seminar per semester). Responsibilities could require flexible work hours that include evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. Attendance is required at typical faculty and administrative meetings.
Furthers the mission of the Honors College, which exists to equip students to understand how to faithfully live out their vocation in the communities they have been placed.
Cultivates both community and personal formation in the Honors College centered upon the triune God-- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-- through the admissions process and both curricular and co-curricular programming.
Orients the Honors College with curricular and co-curricular service projects and partnerships in East Texas through an asset based community development framework.
Maintains excellence in classroom teaching, and promotes creative and strong pedagogical practices within the course curriculum.
Aids Honors College and school colleagues in providing content and curriculum design, oversight, and assessment.
Participates actively in the University learning community by serving on department, school, and/or university committees and special service assignments.
Provides leadership, support, and advocacy of Honors College initiatives in concert with the mission and academic culture of LeTourneau University.
Contributes to the strategic vision of the university, especially with respect to the Honors College programming and discussion of faith and work, theological integration, and globalization.
Actively engages in student mentoring, advising, and extracurricular activities and events.
Maintains a strong scholarly agenda to exemplify academic engagement and currency in the field.
Actively invests in a local church body and ministry activities.
A Ph.D. from a regionally accredited university or seminary with particular expertise in the area of biblical studies (Old Testament preferred), or practical theology (missions and/or Christian ministry).
An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith with an ability to work across denominational and theological lines within a generous evangelical framework. The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.
A record of administrative aptitude and leadership within a community of learning.
A record of successful academic achievement including teaching, research, and institutional service.
Proven commitment, involvement, and effectiveness in Christian ministry and/or mission.
Interest in theology of place as well as Christian community development (especially asset-based community development).
A seasoned ability to articulate the integration of faith and vocation and the multi-faceted field of faith and work.
Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students, higher education broadly, and Christian higher education specifically.
Evidence of successful decision making in a fast-paced environment, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively or one-on-one with a wide variety of people.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
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.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented minorities in the field. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. 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, or national origin. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170. The position is subject to the University background check policy.
Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. E-mail completed application, letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Steven Mason, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 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. 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.
In our courses and seminars, we work intentionally to develop the following foundational competencies, which are essential to achieving our desired outcomes: self-care and self-awareness; leadership within our communities of influence; intercultural competency; peacemaking, conflict resolution, and reconciliation; wonder and imagination; cultural analysis; articulation of faith and ideas.
Honors College students will develop practical way to seek the good of their local and global communities.
Honors College students will give an account of their vocation (calling) in light of the Triune God’s reconciling work in the world.
Honors College students will grow in wisdom, exhibited by the ability to give an account of the interconnectedness of creation in its physical, social, and spiritual dimensions.
Whether it is in the classroom, through a service learning project, on a study abroad trip, or participating in a colloquium, Honors College students are dedicated to investigating what it means to be called together to this place as a Christian community of learning that exists for the sake of neighbors, both near and far. Intellectual, formational, and practical, the Honors College is motivated by the commitment to seek creative and faithful ways to participate in the Triune God’s reconciling work in the world. Our Honors College curriculum is designed to achieve the following outcomes:
The Honors College at LeTourneau University provides students with an enhanced opportunity to explore the connections between faith and learning, and to develop the leadership skills necessary to seek the flourishing of the communities to which they have been called. Honors College students have special access to cutting-edge course offerings, specialized research, world-class scholars and thought leaders, and transformative residential housing within the Honors College dormitory, where you learn to live, learn, love, serve and have fun in community.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.
LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science..., criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.
Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.
LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. 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 150,000, 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 http://www.letu.edu for more informati