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Linfield University
  • Position Number: 2987938
  • Location: McMinnville, OR
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry


The Department of Environmental Studies invites applications to fill a full-time, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2022. Rank is at the assistant or associate professor level. Qualified applicants will demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching in a baccalaureate liberal arts setting; a serious interest in and potential for quality scholarship; enthusiasm for service in the university and surrounding community; and have the ability to offer a range of undergraduate environmental studies (science) courses and laboratories including an introductory course in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Candidates with interest and ability to teach courses related to global climate change and facilitate student-focused initiatives related to sustainability are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Ecology, Natural Resources or closely related field, should be completed by the time of appointment.

The position will support majors in environmental studies as well as provide a service course (environmental science) to majors in wine studies program. Applicants should desire to be part of a committed interdisciplinary team of faculty which works together to deliver a high-quality education and experience to our students.

Required qualifications include: 1) Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Ecology, Natural Resources or closely related discipline by July 1, 2022 (ABD considered), 2)University-level teaching experience, including using and teaching GIS at an introductory level, 3) Demonstrated commitment to teaching that values the undergraduate liberal arts experience emphasizing critical thinking, community engagement, and faculty-student collaboration, 4)Evidence of and commitment to teaching and mentorship of diverse students, e.g. new majority students including first generation students, students of color, transfer, and/or Pell-eligible students, 5) Ability to collaborate with colleagues, students, and staff, and a demonstrated capacity to serve the department and the larger university community. Highly qualified candidates will also be able to demonstrate: 1) Willingness and ability to support faculty and/or student collaborative research, including the Linfield Research Institute, 2) Interest in teaching courses related to global climate change and facilitate student-focused initiatives related to sustainability.

To apply, complete the online application process at https://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs and attach the following as ONE complete PDF file: 1) letter of application, 2) CV or resume, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and 4) the names, address, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly professional achievement, and college/university transcripts will be required prior to on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted by April 11, 2022 will receive full consideration.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION:

In order to create the healthiest face-to-face learning environment possible, Linfield University is requiring that all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees should be fully vaccinated no later than two weeks prior to arriving on campus. To be fully vaccinated, employees will need to have the COVID-19 booster shot when eligible. Employees must submit their documentation at least seven days prior to arrival on campus. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 will still be required to show proof of vaccination. Linfield's COVID-19 vaccine policy, including requirements for compliance and exemptions, is available at https://linfield.edu/coronavirus-update/vaccine.html.

We Value Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive university that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. Linfield offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The University is historically affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The McMinnville, Oregon campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, located in northeast Portland, is home to the School of Nursing. A third program, Linfield University Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online.

Enrollment totals 2,000 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2020 US News & World Report. The University was also named the top liberal arts college in Oregon by Money magazine in 2019. Linfield is consistently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes commitment to civic engagement and service-learning.

Linfield places a strong emphasis on experiential education that creates a rich learning environment. Special features of the University include study abroad programs in fifteen countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Half of all Linfield graduates study outside the U.S. and the University pays the full airfare for every student's first study abroad experience.

McMinnville is at the heart of Oregon's wine country in the Willamette Valley. The city is 35 miles from Portland and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches. Sunset magazine ranked McMinnville as a top 20 "dream town" and Bon Appétit rated the city one of the six "foodiest towns" in the United States. In a state famed for its incredible natural beauty, the Northwest Oregon region also provides easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.







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