Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health
Linfield University, a comprehensive university that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs, invites highly qualified applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Health beginning Fall, 2021. Duties include teaching public health courses on Linfield’s McMinnville campus, along with other Health and Human Performance courses as determined by the Department Chair. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to, and potential for, establishing a collaborative research program with undergraduate students and ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant health-related agencies. The position will serve as the point person for the Public Health: Health Promotion major and future Public Health program offerings. Responsibilities also include service to the department and the University.
Required qualifications include: 1) doctoral degree in Public Health or related field with demonstrated professional achievement (ABD considered); 2) evidence of successful college/university teaching in Public Health, Health Education, and work in the field; 3) experience working with undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom; and 4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Highly qualified candidates will also be able to demonstrate: 1) evidence of practicing high impact pedagogy; 2) successful research program or other scholarship; 3) previous public health/health education work experience; 4) current CHES, MCHES and/or CPH credentials; 5) academic advising experience; and 5) evidence of successful community engagement including the ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant health-related agencies.
To apply complete the online application process at http://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs and attach the following as ONE complete PDF file: 1) cover letter, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and 4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly/professional achievement, and college/university transcripts will be required prior to final interviews. Review of applications begins immediately, and applications received by May 17th, 2021 will receive full consideration.
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 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.
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.