Political Science Tenure Trace Assistant Professor Faculty Position - LeTourneau University in Longview Texas

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LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas 75607

United States

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Department of History, Political Science,   and Criminal Justice

School of Arts & Sciences


LeTourneau University seeks an innovative, dynamic, student-focused instructor to provide leadership in Political Science/Public Administration.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching Political Science and must have a passion for promoting Political Science courses and developing Political Science/Public Administration curriculum.  The person selected for this position must have the ability to teach courses in the undergraduate on-ground and online programs. The minimum academic qualification is a master’s degree in Political Science; however, a doctorate in Political Science from an appropriately accredited institution is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of Political Science-related experience, enabling him or her to help expand the current program.  The candidate must value and be able to practice the integration of Christian faith and learning.  A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the collegiate level and an equivalent amount of experience as a practitioner are preferred.


An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and a commitment to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith and learning 

  • An earned doctorate or master’s degree in Political Science from a regionally-accredited institution 
  • Documented success in college teaching in both traditional and online environments
  • Commitment to creative and innovative growth of programs, with an eye to practical and professional application of skills and an enthusiasm for networking and recruiting
  • Proven ability to conduct academic research in the field of Political Science,
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, colleagues, and administrators



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 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 75607-7001

FAX (903) 233-3201

Phone (903) 233-3200

Web Address: www.letu.edu

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. 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.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

Keyword Phrases

  • Political Science
  • Passion for political science and public administr
  • Creative and Innovative Growth of Programs
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Interact effective and professionally with student
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Value integration of faith and learning
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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