Department Chair, Department of Computing, Associate/Professor - LeTourneau University in Longview Texas

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LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas 75607

United States

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LeTourneau University

School of Business and Technology

Department of Computing

Department Chair, Tenure Track Professor of Computer Science


September 16, 2015


REPORTS TO:        Dean, School of Business and Technology



The Department of Computing invites applications from well qualified candidates in all areas of Computer Science for a fulltime, tenure track faculty position to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Computing in the School of Business and Technology.  Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with experience in the areas of information and cyber security, game development, and software engineering. The Chair will work collaboratively with faculty, other chairs, and students to provide vision and leadership for the department to achieve research excellence while continuing its tradition of high-quality teaching and community service. In addition to the other documents requested please include the following for this position: (1) a brief statement of administrative philosophy, and (2) a brief research agenda.



Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.  The position is for nine months, with the possibility of online courses and summer school teaching.  Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily on weekdays, but may include some evening responsibilities and independent studies.



Teaching freshmen-to-senior level computer science courses, in a strong, practically-based program, as assigned and according to policies stated in the University Faculty Handbook.

  • Prepares course materials and assignments.
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum review and development.
  • Obtains resources for successful undergraduate instruction and direction of student projects.
  • Establish and nurture ongoing partnerships with technology related companies.
  • Participates actively in the university community.
  • Teaching a variety of introductory and advanced computer science courses and directing student projects.
  • Help facilitate faculty and student research.
  • Guide the computing programs to achieve ABET accreditation.



LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith, committed to Christian higher education and the integration of Christian faith with life and the discipline of computer science.  The preferred person should have broad experience in computer science.

  • Earned doctorate in computer science or a closely related field. 
  • Teaching competencies must include the ability to design foundational course material for lecture and activity formats including syllabi and assessments.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally interact with students, colleagues, staff and administrators in the university community.
  • Experience in the computing industry or research applicable to the training and direction of undergraduate computer science student activities.
  • College level teaching experience is preferred in one or more of the following areas; information and cyber security, game development, and software engineering
  • Exemplary record of professional and scholarly achievements, including a history of a well-established funded research program
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative capabilities
  • Commitment to teaching and research excellence
  • A record of participation in professional societies.


Department: The Department of Computing offers degrees in computer science, gaming, information systems, and cyber security.  This is a growing program on campus and will soon plan the launch of graduate programs in computing.


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:  July 2016 or an earlier date if acceptable


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, or national origin.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.  The position is subject to the University background check policy.


Applications are required and are available from or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send completed application, letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Steven Mason, Associate Provost-Dean of Faculty, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX  75607-7001


Email inquiries to or fax information to (903) 233-3201.



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 to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. 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.


Keyword Phrases

  • Research Agenda
  • High quality teaching
  • Administrative Philosophy
  • Interaction and mentoring students
  • Chairperson of Department of Computing
  • Information and Cyber Security
  • Game Development
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Department Chair
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter