Linfield College, Mathematics

2127 12721Position ID: 2127-MATH [#12721]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Mcminnville, Oregon 97128, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/17** finished (2018/10/02, finished 2018/12/18, listed until 2018/12/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in mathematics at the assistant professor rank, to begin Fall 2019, pending budget approval. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics by 15 August 2019. Teaching experience, a strong commitment to education in a liberal arts environment, and an interest in pursuing collaborative research with undergraduate students will be considered desirable characteristics. Preference will be given to those with research expertise that complements current departmental expertise, and to those with the interest and ability to teach a wide breadth of courses. Duties include teaching at all levels of undergraduate mathematics; advising students; service on college committees; and maintaining an appropriate level of professional activity. Each year the department graduates approximately 15 majors and 15—20 minors. As a significant number of math majors are dual majors, applicants with an interest and ability to mentor students in interdisciplinary undergraduate research projects will be viewed favorably. While the department serves an important role in support of other disciplines, especially in the natural sciences, computer science, economics and finance, it also maintains an active program of preparing students for graduate study in mathematics, careers in teaching, and non-academic careers such as those in the actuarial sciences. Applicants with both the commitment and demonstrated ability to attract and retain students from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

POSITION: One full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Mathematics at the rank of assistant professor

STARTING DATE: 1 July 2019

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Teach at all levels of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum including quantitative reasoning courses for non-majors. 2. Assist students as an advisor in academic and career planning.

3. Maintain an active research program.

4. Perform the normal duties of a faculty member, including committee work and involvement in college-wide activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics by 15 August 2019.

2. College teaching experience, preferably beyond the level of teaching assistant.

3. Research in an area that complements current departmental expertises.

4. Interest in and plans for pursuing collaborative research with undergraduate students

5. Breadth of educational background.

6. Strong commitment to student-centered education that emphasizes critical and creative thinking. 7. Ability to relate well to colleagues, students, and staff in a small-college environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants may submit materials electronically through A complete application will include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching philosophy; a summary of research interests; a statement that describes the applicant’s experience and interest in creating an inclusive educational environment that welcomes and fosters the growth of students from varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness; a discussion of plans for undergraduate research projects; graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. For questions, please contact Professor Chuck Dunn, Screening begins 1 December 2019. AA/EOE.


The mathematics department at Linfield College includes seven full-time, tenure/tenure-track faculty. While the department serves an important role in support of other disciplines, especially in the natural sciences, computer science, economics and finance, it also maintains an active program of preparing students for graduate study in mathematics, careers in teaching, and other non-academic careers. The department graduates approximately 15 majors and 15—20 minors each year.

Linfield College 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 College Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online. Enrollment totals more than 2,200 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2018 US News & World Report. The College was also ranked 27th nationally by The Economist magazine in 2015 for future economic value based on average salaries of graduates. 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 College 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 College 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 COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ********************************************

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
900 SE Baker St
McMinnville, OR 97128

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