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Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

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Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications to fill a full-time, three-year visiting position beginning July 1, 2021.  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 offer a range of undergraduate economics courses, including core theory courses. Candidates with interest and ability to teach health economics, public economics, monetary economics, and/or international economics, as well as courses using R or Python, are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in economics should be completed by the time of appointment. 

Interested individuals must submit application materials postmarked no later than February 1, 2021, to ensure consideration for a Zoom interview in January, following the conclusion of the ASSA meetings.  To apply, submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, evidence of successful teaching, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, samples of scholarly work, and three reference letters to  Linfield University is an equal opportunity employer.  Contact: Dr. Eric Schuck, Economics Department, Linfield University, 900 S. Baker St., McMinnville, OR  97128. 

About Linfield 

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 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 economics as well as provide service courses to majors in business, data science, environmental studies, international relations, and sports management. 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 support a mature undergraduate program in economics and allied field. 

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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