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Assistant Professor English/Director of Writing
Linfield College

  • Sep. 17, 2017
  • Assistant Professor English/Director of Writing
  • Business
  • Linfield College
    McMinnville, OR
    United States
  • Oct. 16, 2017
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • English
    Creative or Technical Writing
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The English Department at Linfield College located in McMinnville, Oregon invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English/Director of Writing to begin fall semester of 2018. Candidates must demonstrate a primary expertise in the field of rhetoric and the ability to train colleagues from various disciplines to be effective teachers of writing. They also must demonstrate a secondary expertise in American literature. The position has an annual five-course load with two courses reassigned for directing the college-wide writing program. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications received by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration. Finalist will be asked to submit a complete dossier by November 15, 2017.

Teaching duties will include an annual, first-year Inquiry Seminar, and alternating annual responsibility for an American literature survey and a course in the American novel.

Candidates with a strong background in rhetoric and secondary expertise in any of the following American literatures are encouraged to apply: pre-1820; African American; Latinx; Asian American; Native American; Arab American; Pacific Islander; LGBTQ; Disability; or other underrepresented discourses.


  • Ph.D. in rhetoric, English, or related field required by July 1, 2018.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching and the ability to integrate an active scholarly agenda with effective administration and classroom practice.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and students in a small college setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications received by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration. Finalist will be asked to submit a complete dossier by November 15, 2017. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume or Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Application addressed to Dr. David Thomas Sumner, Department Co-Chair. Letters of Application should explain qualifications and approach to directing a college-wide writing program as well as undergraduate teaching philosophy and experience, current research interests, and ways the applicant’s teaching, scholarship and service will support Linfield’s mission of diversity and inclusion.

About Linfield: Linfield College, located in western Oregon’s wine country in McMinnville, Oregon, is a distinguished liberal arts college with an excellent integrated education offering 46 majors. It fosters the interrelation of quality scholarship, innovative teaching, and experiential learning at the local and global levels. The English Department is located on the McMinnville campus within a city of over 35,000 people located approximately one hour southwest of Portland and one hour from the Pacific Coast. The department strongly supports the college commitment to increasing the diversity of Linfield’s community and liberal arts curriculum (

Linfield’s total enrollment in its three programs (McMinnville, Portland, and Online/Continuing Education) exceeds 2280 students. Residential students come from 25 states and many foreign countries. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities. Students may participate in study abroad programs in ten countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study on or away from campus; and internships and student research opportunities across disciplines.

  • We Value Diversity: Linfield College 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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Contact Information

  • Betty Henninger
    Human Resources
    Linfield College
    900 SE Baker Street
    McMinnville, OR 97128
  • 503-883-2568
  • 503-883-2644


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