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Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Sample Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance Job Description

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

POSITION: Full-time faculty position, tenure track

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2020

RANK:  Assistant Professor



  1. Help deliver a dynamic anatomy and physiology undergraduate curriculum to a variety of majors.
  2. Teach undergraduate courses, including lab sections, in anatomy and physiology and other courses in the Department of Health and Human Performance
  3. Work collaboratively with the Department Chair and the anatomy and physiology team
  4. Interest in and plans for pursuing collaborative research with undergraduate students.
  5. Fulfill department level and campus wide service responsibilities



  1. PhD in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology or related field with demonstrated professional achievement; ABD with anticipated completion by August 2020 considered.
  2. Evidence of successful college/university teaching and work in the field
  3. 3. Experience working with undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion



  1. Evidence of practicing student-centered pedagogy
  2. Expertise in anatomy
  3. Experience with dissection of human and animal cadavers
  4. Familiarity with multimedia-based simulation learning systems
  5. Experience teaching other courses in Health and Human Performance
  6. Ability to advise undergraduate students



APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  To apply, please send: cover letter, rsum or curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom; and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to the HHPA Search Committee, Linfield College at  Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly professional achievement, and college/university transcripts will be required prior to campus interview. Review of applications begins immediately; applications received by Oct 20, 2019 will receive full consideration.


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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 2,000 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 2020 US News & World Report. The College 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 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. 

The position will support majors in health, human performance and nursing. 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 teach anatomy and physiology but be interested in teaching a variety of health and human performance courses across the curriculum.


We Value Diversity: 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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