Linfield University: Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Sociology and Anthropology Department of Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor level who is committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the Sociology and Anthropology Department based on the candidate’s experience and expertise. In addition to scholarly credentials, we are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm for teaching, research, advising, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate students. We are interested in candidates who will complement the department’s current course offerings and research areas of, but not exclusive to, Latinos and Latinas in the US; Mexico and Central America; Social Movements and Social Justice; and Crime, Deviance, and Social Control. Review of applications will begin Monday December 20, 2021. Applications received by Sunday December 19, 2021 will receive priority consideration.
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 that is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Linfield Sociology and Anthropology 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, from members of other marginalized communities, and/or from individuals with a strong and demonstrable record of support for new majority students. 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.
- Teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in sociology (approximately 5 courses per academic year)
- Assist students as an advisor in academic and career planning
- Engage professionally (through research and/or other professional activities)
- Perform the normal responsibilities of a faculty member at a liberal arts institution, including service to the Department/College/University
- Ph.D. in Sociology by August 15, 2022
- Demonstrated teaching effectiveness
- Demonstrated professional engagement/achievement
- A commitment to experiential/engaged learning
- Teaching and research experience that engages theoretical and empirical work in the areas of, but not exclusive to, Latinos and Latinas in the US; Mexico and Central America; Social Movements and Social Justice; and Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
Review of applications will begin Monday December 20, 2021. Applications received by Sunday December 19, 2021 will receive priority consideration. To apply, please complete the online application process at http://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs and attach the following documents as ONE pdf document:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (g., sample syllabi and teaching evaluations)
- Statement of research interests, including evidence of scholarly activity (g., peer reviewed publications)
- Statement of support related to equity and inclusion or evidence of support for new majority students
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at application phase)
- Three letters of recommendation
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Robert Gardner, Chair of the Sociology Department and Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com
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. 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 https://linfield.edu/coronavirus-update/vaccine.html.
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Linfield University 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 Portland, Oregon, 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 Linfield University include study abroad programs in 15 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 Appetit 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 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.