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Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies

The Department of Journalism & Media Studies (JAMS) invites applications to fill a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2023. Rank is at the assistant or associate 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 teach a range of undergraduate courses in Journalism & Media Studies, including Principles of Public Relations, Principles of Advertising, Public Relations Writing, one or more core courses in the major (Living in a Media World, our introductory course; Intro to Media Writing; Media Theory and Criticism), and two or more upper-division media-studies courses (such as Social Media Theory and Practice, Sports Information, Media Ethics, Media Research Methods, Media and Popular Culture). Most of these courses are offered on a once-a-year or once-every-other-year rotation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop new courses, as well.

A Ph.D. in mass communication or a related field of study should be completed by the time of appointment. Applicant must have a minimum five years of professional experience in public relations and/or advertising with knowledge of current trends and skill sets.

Interested individuals must submit application materials by September 12, 2022 , to ensure full consideration for Zoom interview in October. To apply, submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy including a diversity and inclusion statement, and list of three potential references with contact information to http://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly professional achievement, and college/university transcripts will be required prior to campus interview. Any questions, contact: Dr. Jennifer Rauch, chair, Journalism & Media Studies Department, Linfield University, 900 SE. Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128.


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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 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 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.

The position will support majors in environmental studies as well as provide a service course (environmental science) to majors in wine studies program. Applicants should desire to be part of a committed interdisciplinary team of faculty which works together to deliver a high-quality education and experience to our students.

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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