Mechanical/Civil Engineering Tenure Track, All Ranks Professor (March 17, 2017)

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Location: Longview, TEXAS

TITLE: Mechanical/Civil Engineering Tenure Track, All Ranks Professor
Mechanical/Civil Engineering
DATE POSTED: Friday, March 17, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology


The position is a full-time, tenure track or tenured position with teaching during the fall and spring semesters, with the possibility of summer school and online teaching.  Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily weekdays, but could include some evening classes and independent studies.  Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events.


Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of significant scholarly endeavors, innovative curriculum development, advising students, and serving on university committees.


The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University, Longview, TX invites applications from individuals with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith for a tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering beginning in the Fall of 2017. The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau. (LeTourneau’s Community Covenant is a new university document still awaiting final Board of Trustees approval. The implications of the Covenant are not currently reflected in the standard faculty application form, but appropriate changes will be made when the Covenant is officially ratified. To receive a copy of the Community Covenant, please email .)

Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate engineering education including laboratory instruction. This position will include instruction of undergraduate and graduate students in classroom and laboratory settings. Desired areas of expertise include solid mechanics, machine design, energy conversions, control systems, robotics, and thermal and fluid sciences.  Of special interest are candidates with the ability to teach instrumentation, experiment design, and data collection in a laboratory setting.

Candidates must hold a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and a Ph.D. in a closely related field. Industrial experience and foreign missions service are highly desirable. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding potential in undergraduate teaching.

Information on the engineering program at LeTourneau can be found at the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology web-page:



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 form 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, Associate Provost – Dean of Faculty

LeTourneau University

P.O. Box 7001

Longview, Texas 75607-7001

FAX (903) 233-3201

Phone (903) 233-3200


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 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.

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