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Assistant Professor of Education

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. 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.

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Education, Full-time faculty position, tenure-track

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2019

RANK and COMPENSATION:  Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary scale


  • 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, including committee work, helping with student recruitment, and involvement in college-wide activities.


  • D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field by July 1, 2019
  • 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 critical and creative 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


  • 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: Your complete application will include: a letter of interest; a statement of your teaching philosophy; a diversity statement; complete curricular and professional CV; samples of professional or scholarly work; teaching evaluations; three current letters of recommendation (placement dossier acceptable); unofficial transcripts of ESOL/TESOL coursework, program or degree; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial required with application, official transcripts required prior to on-campus interview.). A video of teaching may be requested. Please follow the online process for submitting your complete application at the following Linfield College Employment link.

Inquires can be directed to Dr. Kena Avila The posting closes on Nov. 16, 2018 and screening begins Nov. 20, 2018.


Linfield College 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 College 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 College 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 northwest Portland at the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, is home to the School of Nursing. A third program, Linfield College Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online.

Enrollment totals more than 2,200 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2018 US News & World Report. The College was also ranked 27th nationally by The Economist magazine in 2015 for future economic value based on average salaries of graduates. 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 College 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 College 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 Apptit 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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