Assistant Professor of Biology Tenure Track
The Biology Department of Linfield University is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin fall semester, 2024. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced instructor to contribute both to courses within our department and to courses outside of our department. A typical annual teaching load consists of the following: one (candidate's choice) from among the following Core Courses: Molecular Cell Biology, Evolution, or Genetics; a majors elective course with laboratory in the candidate's area of expertise; one semester of Introductory Biology for biology and health sciences-related majors; and a non-majors course (no laboratory) in area of specialty. Opportunities exist for the new hire to contribute to interdisciplinary, cross-campus programs such as neuroscience, environmental studies, biochemistry, joint creative-scientific writing, and January study abroad among others. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to, and potential for, developing a vigorous research program with undergraduates. We are open to any research program that expands the research expertise and opportunities in our department in any animal system, ranging in focus from the cellular to whole organism level. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred.
Educators at Linfield University are dedicated to teaching in a liberal arts environment and the Biology Department is collegial and dynamic. Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and affirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. A diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking; therefore, we welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates should address in their application how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts. A moving stipend is available. To apply complete the online application process at and attach the following documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a description of the Core Course the candidate would like to teach including how that course reflects the candidate's teaching philosophy, 4) a list of three majors or non-majors elective courses the candidate is excited to teach, 5) a research plan specific to this position, 6) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are sufficient at this time) and 7) three letters of recommendation - Please send recommendation letters to Mary Hando, Payroll HR Coordinator, for attachment to your application.
The Review of applications will begin on October 23rd, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive University 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 University 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 Appétit 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.
LINFIELD UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023, and continue until the position has been filled.
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