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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Chemistry - one year appointment
LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas
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Date Posted August 23, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

LeTourneau University
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry & Physics

One-Year Position
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Chemistry

DATE: April 18, 2019

LOCATION: Longview Campus

REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics

Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities may require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends. The position is for nine months. 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.


  • Teach a full-time load of chemistry courses, involving preparation of course materials and assessments.

  • Conduct laboratory instruction conforming to best practices, including those for safety.

  • Participate actively in the University learning community, including committees, seminars, and department meetings.

  • Participate in student success programs.

  • Maintain a commitment to academic scholarship in field of expertise.

  • Opportunities are available to do research with undergraduate students.

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.

  • Earned doctorate or master's degree in chemistry, with expertise in analytical chemistry.

  • Demonstrated teaching competencies must include the ability to design and teach analytical chemistry, as well as freshman-level chemistry courses.

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally interact with students, colleagues and administrators in a university learning community.

  • Experience and skills in chemistry research transferable to research that will involve undergraduate students.

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.


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 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

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 LeTourneau Chemistry program was recognized as the #8 best value small college chemistry program by BestValueSchools in 2017: https://www.bestvalueschools.com/small-colleges/chemistry/

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 information.

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