Linfield University Faculty
  • 15-Dec-2021 to 19-Jan-2022 (PST)
  • English
  • McMinnville, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full-Time
  • Visiting Faculty

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement plan; short- and long-term disability and life insurance at no cost; tuition remission eligibility for self/spouse or domestic partner/dependents; and use of our athletics complex, library, and sporting events for employees and their families.

The Creative Writing Program at Linfield University in McMinnville, OR seeks applications for the Renshaw Emerging Writer Fellowship. This is a visiting endowed two-year term faculty position. Review of applications begins immediately and applications close January 19, 2022.


  • Teach four courses per year in inquiry seminar (an initial college writing course), two sections of introduction to creative writing, and an advanced creative writing course.
  • Assist students as a mentor and in other informal advisory capacities as determined in consultation with the director of creative writing.
  • Engage professionally (through writing and giving one public campus reading).


  • MFA (or PhD) in Creative Writing by July 1, 2022
  • No more than one book published and/or be within five years of completion of a terminal degree in creative writing.
  • Demonstrated experience/potential for successful teaching of creative writing and first-year college writing.
  • Interest in and understanding of a liberal arts undergraduate educational experience, including student mentoring.
  • Promising publication record in fiction with publications in a secondary genre required.
  • A publication record and/or expertise that expands and diversifies current creative writing course offerings preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply, please complete the online application and include the following as ONE complete file: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and a writing sample (no more than twenty pages) at A fuller dossier will be required prior to semi-finalist Zoom interviews. Review of applications begins immediately and applications close January 19, 2022.


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. 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, requirements for compliance and exemptions, and information on how to upload documentation is available at


Linfield University is a comprehensive, coeducational liberal arts institution that offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 11 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.

Enrollment totals approximately 1,800 with students coming from 26 states and 12 countries. In recent years, Linfield has been ranked first among liberal arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students (US News & World Report, 2020), named the top liberal arts college in Oregon (Money, 2019), listed as one of the top-ranked liberal arts institutions for social mobility (US News & World Report, 2021), and named as one of the best liberal arts institutions in the United States (Washington Monthly, 2021). Further information about recent accolades can be found at 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. A significant percentage of all Linfield graduates study outside the U.S. and the University pays the full airfare for every student's first study abroad experience.

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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