Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing Positions

TITLE:Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing Positions
School of Nursing
DATE POSTED: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Nursing


LeTourneau University invites applications from exceptionally-qualified candidates for 2 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 was approved by the Texas Board of Nursing for a BSN level, residential School of Nursing.  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.”


Full-time, tenure-track faculty positions with a full 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 as this program is currently in development. 
The ideal candidate for this position will have clinical and teaching experience in adult health/medical-surgical nursing.  The second candidate will have clinical and teaching experience in mental health nursing.  The candidates will be able to use conceptual, learning-based teaching strategies.  Candidates 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.


Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate 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. 
  • An enthusiastic Christian faith with a commitment to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith and learning
  • Earned doctorate in nursing
  • Interest and experience in curriculum and program development
  • Current Texas nursing license or ability to obtain a Texas nursing license
  • One position for adult health/medical-surgical nursing
  • One position for mental health nursing
  • University-level academic experience in a school of nursing with a successful record of teaching in the field of nursing
  • 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

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Both of these positions begin fall 2016.


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 both an electronic and hardcopy version of a completed application, letter of interest, and curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Steven D. Mason, Associate Provost & Dean of Faculty
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201, Phone (903) 233-3200
E-mail inquiries and completed applications to: GerrieForbis@letu.edu


Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." 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 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.