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Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist Digital Art Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist Digital Art Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

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Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist - Digital Art

POSITION:                                           Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist - Digital Art

                                                          Location - McMinnville campus

STARTING DATE:                       February 2020

RANK:                                     Visiting (non-tenure-track)



  • Help develop and deliver a dynamic undergraduate curriculum in the digital arts to a variety of students: majors, minors and general education.
  • Teach undergraduate courses at all levels and competencies, from foundation to capstone courses, in digital and studio art and other courses in the visual arts as assigned by the Department Chair
  • Work collaboratively with the Art Department Chair and the studio and digital art faculty
  • Mentor students pursuing a major in digital art
  • Conduct meaningful, rigorous and constructive critique with students at all levels (preferably informed by the visual arts as an interdisciplinary component of an integrative liberal arts education
  • Serve as a member of the Lacroute Initiative Steering Committee and collaborate with other Lacroute Scholars to plan campus events and activities in support of the Initiative.



  • MFA (preferred) or PhD in Digital Art or related field
  • Evidence of successful college/university level teaching experience and work in the field
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with undergraduate art students inside and outside of the art classroom
  • Evidence of ongoing, professional practice as a digital artist



  • MFA in Digital Art or related field
  • Evidence of developing and delivering a student-centered pedagogy in the digital arts
  • Capacity for conducting critique at all levels of an undergraduate art program: from foundation to capstone courses
  • Willingness to organize the public display of student work at least once for each course taught
  • Experience teaching other foundational level courses, especially in 2D design and related studio and digital art coursework


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Send letter of application; curriculum vitae; portfolio of professional work; examples of student course work in digital art; 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 Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist Search Committee, Linfield College at  Evidence of teaching effectiveness and college/university transcripts will be required prior to campus interview. Review of applications begins immediately; applications received by October 15, 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 more than 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 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. 


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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