Adjunct Online Finance Faculty for School of Business



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Online Finance Adjunct Faculty for School of Business
Institution: LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
Location: Online / Distance-Learning
Category: Adjunct Faculty – Finance Programs

Job Description:
LeTourneau University invites applications for adjunct faculty members qualified to teach in the undergraduate online finance programs at LeTourneau University. Adjuncts are needed to teach classes beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. Courses are taught in either a five-week format or a 10-week format.

We are specifically looking for applicants with expertise to teach the following course(s):

  • FINC 3013 – Business Forecasting and Risk Analysis: The focus of this course is on using business forecasting and risk analysis for decision making. Topics include data analysis, time series forecasting patterns to analyze data, forecasting techniques such as moving averages, exponential smoothing, and trends. This course also includes expected values, risk and volatility, fundamentals of decision making under uncertainty. Applications to risk analysis with cases and problems are used. This course will review statistical techniques to include auto regression, descriptive statistics, normal distribution, linear and multiple regressions. Use of statistical software such as Minitab, or Excel is included. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1423 and FINC 2743
  • FINC 3113 – Financial Management: A study of financial strategy in the processes of obtaining and managing funds of the corporation. Included are cash flow and working capital management, capital financing models, dividend and stock policy, and the examination of expansions and mergers. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2103, MATH 1423 and ECON 2103
  • FINC 3203 – Financial Risk Management: This course provides a survey of risk, financial risk and banking. It provides a systematic approach to financial risk management considered by financial institutions and corporations. Students are expected to learn and apply financial risk concepts such as interest rate risk, credit risk, market risk, default risk, and duration. Various traditional and modern risk evaluations will be covered such as credit scores, repricing, VAR (Value at Risk), and credit metrics. Class 3. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2103, FINC 2743 and FINC 3013 .
  • FINC 3403 – Investments: This course is designed to serve investors who are or will be actively developing and monitoring investment portfolios. Techniques, methods, and strategies for implementing investment goals are examined in a portfolio and risk/return trade-off context. Topics include an overview of personal finance and investment, mutual funds, commodities, and other investment vehicles. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2103, FINC 2743 and BUSI 3653 or BUSI 3423.
  • FINC 3723- Financial Analysis for Managers: This class is designed to sharpen the student’s skill in the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. The key financial statements are introduced, as well as important accounting conventions and relationships between various accounts. The focus is placed on the use of financial information to improve the effectiveness of managerial decision-making.
  • FINC 4203 Advanced Finance: This course provides an introduction to the fastest growing areas in finance such as fixed-income securities, derivative securities and financial applications. The study of derivative securities provides the student with a robust understanding of options and futures in the market. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is expected to possess a working knowledge of issues regarding both valuations and applications of derivative securities. This course may also include other special topics in financial management.
  • FINC 4403 – Financial Strategy: This course focuses on financial decision making and financial strategy for finance students. Financial cases of companies based on realistic situations allow students to gain insight into the real world of financial strategy, decision making, and entrepreneurial finance. Students will learn to make financial valuations of companies, negotiate with other counterparties about the right value of companies and submit analytical valuation proposals and reports about the companies.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree (Doctorate preferred) in Business/Accounting/Finance, with at least 18 graduate hours of credit in the discipline.
  • Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Two to three years experience teaching adult learners online in higher education preferred. A professional commitment to student-centered learning with a record of successful teaching, mentoring and coaching of adult learners.
  • Skill in use of personal computers and appropriate software applications (Email, Canvas Course Management System, Presentation Software and Spreadsheet Software).
  • Supportive of leadership direction, policies, and procedures; team-player contributing to comradery within the faculty and department.
  • Agreement with Christian Statement of Faith and institutional policies of LeTourneau University. Positive, cooperative and Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide inspirational and motivational instruction of the subject matter.
  • Post weekly announcements detailing assignments and expectations.
  • Daily Canvas access to monitor students’ progression in the course.
  • Respond to student e-mails, questions, and comments within 24 hours.
  • Weekly posting of specific, meaningful, depth-oriented questions in discussion forums to foster student interaction and depth of understanding of the subject matter.
  • Post grades and provide quality feedback for assignments within 4 days of submission.
  • Communicate with program Chair concerning problems or potential problems with students.

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 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 over 190,000, 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.

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How to apply

Applications are required and are available from or from the Provost Office, gerrieforbis@letu.eduLeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX 75607-7001 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.

Dr. Melanie Roudkovski, Dean, College of Health Science and Professional Studies
Post Office Box 7001 Longview, Texas 75607
E-mail applications to
Fax applications to 903-233-3201.

Claiming every workplace in every nation as our mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact.