Linfield University Faculty
  • 15-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Art
  • McMinnville, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full-Time
  • Tenure-Track 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; use of our athletics complex, library, and athletics events for employees and their families.

Linfield University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Studio Art position beginning fall of 2022. Applicants must be broadly trained as artists, and demonstrate a record of strong teaching, active studio practice, scholarship, and a commitment to experiential learning. The ideal candidate would teach courses in one or more of the following areas: 2D Design, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. Review of applications begins immediately until position is filled. Applications received by January 17, 2022 will receive full consideration.


  • Teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in studio art (approximately 5 courses per academic year)
  • Assist students as an advisor in academic and career planning
  • Engage professionally (through exhibition, publication, research and/or other professional activities)
  • Maintain 2D studio spaces; manage materials and equipment; and operate a printmaking studio
  • Perform the normal responsibilities of a faculty member at a liberal arts institution, including service to the Department/College/University


  • MFA in Studio Art (or allied discipline) by July 1, 2022
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (i., working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds and experiences)
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrated professional engagement/achievement
  • Demonstrated commitment to experiential/engaged learning

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply, please complete the online application and include the following as ONE complete file: cover letter; curriculum vitae (CV); statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example, course evaluations and sample syllabi); and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references at College/university transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview. Review of applications begins immediately until position is filled. Applications received by January 17, 2022 will receive full consideration.


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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