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Assistant Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications to fill a full-time, tenure-track position. Position will begin July 1, 2022. Rank is at the Assistant 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 economics courses, including core theory courses. Candidates with interest and ability to teach health economics, public economics, monetary economics, and/or international economics, as well as courses using R or Python, are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in economics, applied economics, or agricultural economics should be completed by the time of appointment.

The position will support majors in economics as well as provide service courses to majors in business, data science, environmental studies, international relations, and sports management. Applicants should desire to be part of a committed team of faculty which works together to deliver a high-quality education and experience to our students. Candidates need to demonstrate the ability to support a mature undergraduate program in economics and allied field.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by Tuesday February 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach a variety of undergraduate economics courses, including the introductory course and at least one course in the the upper division theory core (Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and/or Econometrics). Interest and ability to teach applied courses in health economics, labor econoimics, public economics, monetary economics, and/or international economics is desirable. Ability to teach courses using R or Python is desirable.
  • Assist and mentor students as faculty advisor in academic and career planning
  • Actively engage in scholarly research and professional development
  • Perform other responsibilities of a faculty member at a liberal arts university, including helping with student recruitment and retention, and participation in faculty governance

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in Economics by July 1, 2022 (ABD considered)
  • University teaching experience, preferably beyond the teaching assistant level
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching that values the undergraduate liberal arts experience emphasizing critical thinking, community engagement, and faculty-student collaboration
  • Evidence of and commitment to student-centered teaching and mentoring of diverse students (e.g. new majority students, first generation students, students of color, transfer students, Pell-eligible students)
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, students, and staff, and a demonstrated capacity to serve the department and the larger university community

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated willingness or ability to support student-led collaborative research.
  • Ability to teach health economics, public economics, monetary economics, and/or international economics, as well as courses using R or Python.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by Tuesday February 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. To apply, please complete the online application process at http://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs and attach the following documents as ONE pdf document:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly professional achievement, and college/university transcripts will be required prior to campus interview.
  • Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Eric Schuck, Chair of the Economics Department and Search Committee Chair, at eschuck@linfield.edu

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. You will be able to upload your documentation once you've completed the onboarding process.


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Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive college 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 App├ętit 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.


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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