Overview

LeTourneau University

School of Nursing

Assistant/Associate or Professor of Nursing

Tenure-Track Positions

Introduction

LeTourneau University invites applications from exceptionally-qualified candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the School of Nursing at either the assistant or associate professor level. LeTourneau is a vibrant and growing interdenominational, evangelical Christian university, known for high-quality academic programs that attract students of outstanding ability. The university is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The BSN program at LETU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001, 202-887-6791.

The School of Nursing will graduate highly-skilled, progressive-thinking nurses who will carry the mission of LeTourneau as they go out to claim Christ in “every workplace, every nation.” The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.

Responsibilities

Full-time, tenure-track faculty positions with a full, residential teaching load each semester, which will include both classroom and clinical hours. Although the current curriculum calls for primarily fall/spring semester courses in nursing, summer school teaching may also be required. Clinical responsibilities may require working evenings, nights, and weekends as needed due to clinical space availabilities. Flexibility is absolutely necessary.

The ideal candidates for these positions will have clinical and teaching experience in pediatric, medical/surgical, or critical care nursing. The candidates will be able to use conceptual, learning-based teaching strategies. The candidate selected will teach a full-time course load of nursing classes which will involve preparation of course materials, delivery of content, and evaluation of student learning. The candidate will be responsible for student clinical activities as well as classroom activities. The candidate will also be expected to participate in university activities, committees, and seminars as well as departmental meetings/activities.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate or be in the later stages of earning a doctorate degree in nursing and be licensed or eligible for licensing in the state of Texas. Ideal candidates will have university-level academic experience in a school of nursing with a successful record of teaching in nursing and possess a strong commitment to Christian higher education and program building. Other qualifications for ideal candidates include the following:

  • An enthusiastic Christian faith with a commitment to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith and learning.
  • Interest and experience in curriculum and program development.
  • A strong interest and commitment to teaching and advising at the undergraduate level.
  • Ability to relate to students and to communicate subject material using innovative approaches and technologies.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends as necessary.

Salary and Benefits

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

Date Position is Available Negotiable – Spring/Summer 2018 or Fall 2018.

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 http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts and curriculum vitae to:

E-mail address: GerrieForbis@letu.edu

Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost

LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001

Longview, Texas 75607-7001

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

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 approximately 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.