Overview

The Education Department of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon is a dynamic, collaborative team dedicated to the preparation of the next generation of educators and the production of scholarly knowledge and service. The Department is seeking an enthusiastic and engaged colleague for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Education to begin Fall semester 2018. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement program as well as a variety of other teacher education courses, based on the candidate’s experience and expertise. In addition to scholarly credentials, the ideal candidate must have enthusiasm for teaching, advising, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate preservice teachers. The posting closes on January 22, 2017 and screenings begin on January 30, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach courses in the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement program as well as a variety of teacher education courses including supervision of student teachers.
  • Assist and mentor students as faculty advisor in academic and career planning.
  • Perform the responsibilities of a faculty member at a liberal arts college, including helping with student recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph. D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field by July 1, 2018.
  • Background and experience in teacher education.
  • ESOL, TESOL, or related certification.
  • Scholarship in teacher education or related field.
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in grades preK-12.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching that values the undergraduate liberal arts experience emphasizing critical thinking, community engagement, and faculty-student collaboration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching and mentoring diverse students (e.g. new majority students, first generation students, students of color, transfer students, Pell-eligible students).
  • Teaching and/or research and/or service that demonstrates a commitment to diversity as defined by the Linfield College diversity statement: Linfield College honors human rights and academic freedom, celebrates diverse cultures, fosters a climate of mutual respect, and promotes an inclusive environment that affirms the value of all persons.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Evidence of teaching in teacher education.
  • Expertise in Linguistics for ESOL educators.
  • Expertise in teaching linguistics for ESOL educators.
  • Teaching experience with preK-12 English Language Learners.
  • Teaching experience in a preK-12 public-school setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and colleagues and capacity to serve the department and larger college community.
  • Evidence of student-centered teaching and mentoring diverse students (e.g. new majority students, first generation students, students of color, transfer students, Pell-eligible students).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
The posting closes on January 22, 2018 and screening begins January 30, 2018. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents. Inquires can be directed to Dr. Kena Avila – kavila@linfield.edu.

  • Complete Curricular and Professional Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Diversity statement
  • Official transcripts of all college and university work (sent by registrars of the institutions attended)
  • Samples of professional or scholarly work
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Three current letters of recommendations (placement dossier acceptable)

About Linfield: Linfield College, chartered in 1858, is an independent, coeducational comprehensive college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. The main campus is located in McMinnville, Oregon, a community of 32,000 people approximately one hour southwest of the city of Portland and one hour from the Pacific Ocean. A second campus, site of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, is located in northwest Portland. A third program, Linfield College Online and Continuing Education, offers undergraduate degrees and certificates in a variety of subjects.

Linfield is ranked #1 in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2017 US News & World Report. The college offers a high quality academic program and emphasizes strong support for the individual student. Like other colleges affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., Linfield is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Enrollment totals more than 2,200 with students coming from 24 states and 24 foreign countries. This includes 1,600 students on the McMinnville campus, 350 on the Portland campus, and 300 Online and Continuing Education students. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and approved by the State of Oregon for the training of elementary and secondary teachers.

The McMinnville campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. The Portland campus, which houses the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, is located on the campus of to the Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center. Special features of the college include study abroad programs in thirteen countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. The Willamette Valley of Oregon is at the heart of Oregon’s wine country and it is widely considered to be one of the most pleasant environments in the nation.

Human Resources
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128