Keilhorn Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering - LeTourneau University in Longview Texas

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LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas

United States


Detailed Job Description

Kielhorn Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering

Tenure Track or Tenured, Associate/Full Professor

LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas


The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University invites applicants for an endowed, tenure-track faculty chair position in the Materials Joining area.  The School offers EAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering with concentrations in mechanical, electrical, materials joining, biomedical, civil and computer engineering and TAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering technology with concentrations in mechanical, electrical and materials joining. The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology has nearly 600 students and 25 full-time faculty, with the Materials Joining program representing 10% of total enrollment.  The hands-on education and research takes place in a recently renovated $1.2M and 11,000 ft2 lab named after Prof. Kielhorn, in whose name this chair-level position has been established. 

Responsibilities include teaching and research in the Welding/Materials Joining Engineering and Engineering Technology concentrations, advising students and serving on various university committees.  Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate level teaching in Welding Metallurgy, Joining of Advanced materials, Joining Processes and Engineering Design, and supervising Master’s students and research teams.  Teaching responsibilities may include both on-site and on-line delivery methods. 


LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to teaching, research and leadership at a small, dynamic Christian University where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount.  A Ph.D. in welding/materials engineering or a closely related field is required. 

 Teaching, research, and industrial experience are desirable in traditional welding processes as wellas in the areas of emerging technologies such as biomaterials and electronic materials joining.  The successful individual must be able to communicate subject material and have the ability to relate to students and faculty, and should be committed to seeking outside research funding. Information on the engineering program at LeTourneau can be found at the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology web-page:


Salary is highly competitive


January 1, 2016, or on a mutually agreeable date. 


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 75607-7001FAX (903) 233-3201 Phone (903) 233-3200

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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.


Keyword Phrases

  • EAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering
  • Ph.D. in Welding/Materials Joining Engineering
  • Extensiive Welding Facility for Research and Teach
  • World leader in field
  • Undergraduate and Graduate programs
  • committed to seeking research and teaching
  • Senior level endowed chair position
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter