School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Studies
DATE: March 5, 2019
LOCATION: Longview, Texas
REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
SCHEDULE: The position is for nine months, with the possibility of summer school teaching. 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.
LeTourneau University seeks an innovative, dynamic, student-focused instructor to join a new and growing program in Communication Studies. Applicants should have the technical expertise, academic training and/or professional experience to provide leadership for this program. Reflecting LeTourneau University's distinction as the Christian polytechnic university, the ideal candidate will lead students in hands-on learning and collaboration with the university and local community. The ability to teach freshman-level Speech courses is a bonus.
An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and a commitment to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith and learning.
An earned doctorate or master's degree in communication from a regionally-accredited institution.
Documented success in college teaching;
Professional experience and/or technical expertise in Communication, Media, or Public Relations;
A strong desire and enthusiasm for networking and recruiting in an effort to grow the Communication Studies program.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
The ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, colleagues, and administrators.
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: August 15, 2019
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
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, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send inquiries, completed electronic application, copies of graduate transcripts and a current CV to: E-mail address: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001, Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3259 Web Address: www.letu.edu
Send Electronic inquiries and applications to E-mail address: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
ABOUT LETOURNEAU 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. 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 http://www.letu.edu for more information.