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Student Teaching Supervisors-Social Studies

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Linfield University Supervisor. Supervisors play a critical role in the development of excellent pre-service teachers. We seek a diverse pool of university supervisors who agree to serve for one academic semester in a part-time position. University Supervisors with a focus on Social Studies will observe secondary undergraduate student teachers who are pursuing their initial licenses secondary Social Studies. University Supervisor positions are filled on an as needed basis dependent upon the teacher candidates enrolled in student teaching and the specific endorsements they seek. The time commitment is approximately 35 hours of work per student per term. University supervisors typically work with 1-4 students per term depending on availability, interest, and the number of students seeking a social studies endorsement.

Linfield University enrolls a diverse student body; 60% of students are New Majority students composed of students of color, first-generation, transfer, and Pell-eligible students. Additionally, Linfield University is an emerging Hispanic serving institution and actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Linfield Education Department believes that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We believe that systemic barriers disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society - including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and people who identify as LGBTQ. We believe that these communities must be centered in order to break down those barriers in education. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. 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.

Linfield Education Department Mission:

Linfield's teacher education program prepares students within the context of a strong liberal arts tradition that promotes a culture of engagement and excellence; integrated teaching and learning; global and multicultural understanding; and experiential learning through ongoing field experiences. Linfield's education faculty prepare teacher education candidates who understand and apply multiple theories of learning and content knowledge; develop dispositions and strategies for advocating for all learners; and reflect and act on their own behaviors and on the teaching and learning process. Candidates are prepared for service in educational settings within Oregon, across the nation, and throughout the world.

Job Description:

The Linfield University Education Department is seeking part-time student teaching supervisors for secondary student teachers starting January 2023. We are looking for energetic, qualified, and dedicated teacher leaders to observe, support, and give feedback to part-time and full-time student teachers during their clinical experiences. A review of applications will begin immediately.


  • Seeking supervisors with teaching experience in Social Studies
  • Minimum of three years of preK-12 teaching experience
  • Master's degree in education, or related field experience
  • Multilingual asset is desired
  • A full commitment to equity in education and the mission of the education program. This includes agreeing to uphold and strengthen Linfield's commitment to the TSPC Oregon Administrative Rules for Teacher Preparation Programs Standards for Cultural Competency and Equity (OAR 584-410-0070)
    • TSPC Oregon Administrative Rules for Teacher Preparation Programs 584-410-0070 Cultural Competency and Equity

(1) The Education Preparation Program designs, implements, and evaluates curriculum and provides experiences for candidates to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students learn equitably.

(a) Assessments indicate that candidates can demonstrate and apply proficiencies related to cultural competency and equitable student learning.

(b) Experiences provided for candidates include working with diverse populations, including higher education and PreK-12 school faculty, candidates, and students in PreK-12 schools.

(c) A cohort of candidates and faculty from diverse groups informs the unit's curriculum, pedagogy, and field experiences in culturally inclusive, meaningful ways.

(d) Diverse faculty and peers assist candidates in addressing teaching and learning from multiple perspectives and different life experiences. These experiences provide for different voices in the professional development and work of the education profession.

(e) The greater range of cultural backgrounds and experiences among faculty and candidates enhances understanding of cultural competency, inclusion and equity for all students in the classroom.

Application Procedure: To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following as ONE pdf document. Review of applications begins immediately.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three references

For additional information about this position, please contact Carrie Kondor at or 503-883-2201.


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 one 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

About Linfield University:

Linfield University is an independent, nonprofit university with two physical campuses. The main campus, located in McMinnville, Oregon is on 189 park-like acres just south of the charming historic downtown. The School of Nursing, located in northeast Portland, Oregon, is located on 20 acres. Linfield also has a growing eCampus. Since 1858, Linfield has connected a traditional liberal arts experience with practical education through 57 majors, including wine studies, sport management and nursing. Linfield also offers interdisciplinary graduate degrees in business, nursing, education and sports sciences. Linfield University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With a relentless focus on student success, Linfield is committed to a mission of connecting learning, life and community.

Linfield enrolls approximately 1,800 students from around the nation and globe each year. Thirty-seven percent of Linfield's undergraduate students are first-generation college students, and more than one-third are U.S. students of color. Linfield competes in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference and holds the national record, across all divisions, for consecutive winning football seasons (dubbed "The Streak"). U.S. News & World Report has named Linfield one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation when it comes to social mobility for four years in a row. See more of Linfield's accolades at

The university's two physical locations showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a meaningful connection between the university and its community. Just 1-2 hours from either location are the snow-peaked mountains of the Oregon Cascades or the Pacific Ocean shoreline. McMinnville and Portland are both highly ranked for their access to outdoor recreation, as well as top locations for foodies and wine enthusiasts.

Although the school retains a historic affiliation with the American Baptist Church, Linfield's employees and students are not bound by the religious requirements of its founders. Linfield warmly welcomes all those who seek out Linfield's exemplary educational and career opportunities.

You and your dependents will have access to our Athletics Complex, including two weight rooms, racquetball courts, a basketball court, swimming pool, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 1.5 mile outdoor wellness trail. For those who are sports enthusiasts, you and your dependents can attend all Linfield athletic events on campus for free (except NCAA playoffs). Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, access to Microsoft Office 365 on your personal devices, and a Starbucks conveniently located on campus.

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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