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Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
The position is for nine months, with the possibility of summer school teaching in an adjunct capacity. Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily weekdays but will include some evening classes and independent studies. Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events. Options for flight training and check pilot exist. This position is mid-August through early May with the exception of scheduled vacation and paid holidays in accordance with the Faculty Staff Handbook.
Teach the next generation of Christian aviation professionals.
Prepare course materials and assessments.
Maintain an understanding of current technologies applicable to the courses being taught.
Provide leadership in the development and improvement of the courses.
Serve as an academic advisor to aviation students.
Actively pursue relationships with students, faculty, and staff encouraging the accomplishment of the purpose and mission of LeTourneau University and the School of Aeronautical Science.
Participate in college activities related to a faculty position.
Reports to the Department of Flight Science Chair
LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.
LeTourneau University operates a flight training program as part of its Aeronautical Science Bachelor’s Program under CFR part 141 and 61. Minimum professional qualifications are:
B.S. degree in aviation (Masters is required within 4 years of employment)
Commercial pilot - airplane single engine and multiengine land
Instrument rating - airplane
Certificated Flight or Ground Instructor - Advanced and instrument
Crew Resource Management or Aviation Human Factors experience and training
Ability to work effectively in a team relationship within the community of LeTourneau University
Desirable professional qualifications and experience:
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in an aviation field
Air Transport Pilot Certificate
Significant tailwheel flight experience
Certificated Flight Instructor - airplane and instrument in single and multiengine
FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certificate
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
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
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
Applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts to OfficeoftheProvost@letu.edu. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are available at www.letu.edu/jobs.
Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
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 known as “The Christian Polytechnic University,” a comprehensive yet STEM-focused, evangelical, and interdenominational Christian institution. LeTourneau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. LeTourneau offers more than 140 graduate and undergraduate programs in aviation, engineering, education, business, psychology and counseling, arts and sciences, nursing, and theology and vocation. Students enjoy the opportunity to take classes in person, online, or in a dual credit format.
Approximately 3,210 students (including online and dual credit students) currently attend LeTourneau University. With the average class size of 17 and a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students are able to develop close relationships with world-class faculty. Professors are experts in their chosen field, credentialed with degrees from the top universities around the world. Many come to LeTourneau straight from industry or missions contexts, offering real-world experiences in the classroom and rich mentoring relationships with students. At LeTourneau, student...s receive both academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation because the integration of faith and learning is paramount to the educational mission of the university. Faculty and staff are active in students’ lives and encourage students to know Jesus Christ and the abundant life He offers.
LeTourneau consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation and the state of Texas: Top National Tier, Best Regional University in the Western Region and Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report); Best Small Colleges in America, Most Conservative College in Texas, Best Christian College in Texas (Niche.com) in 2022. Also, LeTourneau ranks in the top 20 Best Value Colleges in Texas (Payscale.com) and Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report). LeTourneau University was founded in 1946 by businessman and devout Christian, R.G. LeTourneau, and his wife, Evelyn. Its beautiful, 162-acre, residential campus is located in Longview, TX. Learn more at www.letu.edu.