SCHEDULE: This is a permanent, eleven-month, administrative appointment. Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
The Writing Center Director provides leadership to the educational and tutorial mission of the Writing Center. The Center operates in accordance with and is the focal point of LeTourneau’s accreditor-approved Quality Enhancement Plan, Writing for Your Life. The Writing Center Director will have full faculty status (with appropriate rank) and will also teach two sections of freshman-level English Composition each semester in cooperation with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. The eleven-month administrative faculty contract includes all typical faculty holidays and four weeks off during the summer.
Recruit, train, and supervise writing center tutors.
Ensure effective data collection for assessment of student writing.
Coordinate referral and tracking procedures for students needing writing assistance.
Coordinate Writing Center marketing, including webpage and on-line social media presence.
Ensure that Writing Center operations follow the published schedule approved in the University Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Teach 12-credit hours of freshman-level English composition per academic year, including at least one on-line course.
Develop on-line writing tutorials and resource information.
Coordinate the Writing Council with representation from each academic school to work toward improvement of student writing in the academic disciplines.
Coordinate and train the Writing Assessment Committee in use of rubrics to assess student writing for assessment and planning purposes.
Candidates must possess an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and be committed to service at a dynamic, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount.
Candidates should hold at least a master’s degree in English language or literature (or a related field) and/or have an accomplished record of successful writing and editing. The Director must understand higher education, including both the academic and student support functions. Effective communication with students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators is essential, along with tact and discretion. The Director must be a highly motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and must be able to prioritize and manage multiple short- and long-term projects in order to meet deadlines.
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 1, 2019
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University are considered for employment without regard to race, age, sex, handicapping condition or national origin.
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, a current résumé to:
Applications are required and are available form 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, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
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 freshme...n 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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 informati