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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, non-tenure track

Linfield University is a comprehensive university that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (https://www.linfield.edu/math) invites qualified applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning Fall 2023. This position requires candidates to teach supporting courses for the mathematics program and the data science program in-person on the McMinnville, Oregon campus. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by April 1, 2023, will receive priority consideration. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department currently offers majors and minors in a Mathematics, Data Science, and Computer Science. Each year the department graduates approximately 20 majors and 15-20 minors. While the department serves an important role in support for disciplines in the natural sciences, health sciences, economics and finance, it also maintains an active program of preparing students for graduate study and careers such as teaching, software engineering, data science, and actuarial science. Applicants with both the commitment and demonstrated ability to attract and retain students from under-represented groups are encouraged.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach first-year courses supporting the undergraduate mathematics and data science curricula. Courses include introductory statistics, precalculus, finite math with calculus and possibly other courses supporting the data science program.
  • Perform the normal duties of a faculty member, including service to the department.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. or Masters degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, or statistics by 15 August 2023
  • Teaching experience, preferably with courses at the first-year level
  • Strong commitment to student-centered education that emphasizes critical and creative thinking
  • Ability to relate well to colleagues, students, and staff in a small-college environment
  • Demonstrated record of and ongoing commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and experiences

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to teach a wide breadth of courses
  • Interest and ability to assist with the program in data science

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

To apply, please complete the online application process at https://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs and attach the following documents as ONE PDF document. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received by April 1, 2023, will receive priority consideration.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement
  • A statement that describes the applicants experience and interest in creating an inclusive educational environment that welcomes and fosters the growth of students from varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

For questions, please contact the department chair, Dr. Chuck Dunn, cdunn@linfield.edu.


IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION:

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. Linfield's COVID-19 vaccine policy, including requirements for compliance and exemptions, is available at https://linfield.edu/coronavirus-update/vaccine.html.


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 linfield.edu/rankings.

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.


Benefit Information:

Linfield offers a generous comprehensive benefit plan, which includes healthcare, retirement plan, life insurance, and short/long term disability. Another amazing and valuable benefit for employees, as well as their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependents, is tuition remission. You and your eligible 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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