Friday, June 27, 2014

Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, USA - 1 Teaching postdoctoral fellowship.

Linfield College seeks a recent Ph.D. graduate with a specialty in any area of psychology. Successful applicants will be appointed as a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching in a liberal arts setting. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach a total of four courses per year including (but not limited to): research methods, quantitative methods, and an introductory survey of psychology course. He/she will also assume responsibility for coordinating and supervising work-study students. While the successful applicant will have some evidence of successful teaching experience, more important is demonstration of a strong desire to develop his/her teaching. The fellow will be expected to participate actively in departmental and institutional opportunities for discussions about teaching methods and techniques and will be open to direct observation and mentorship by all members of the department. The training fellowship is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding.

The Psychology Department consists of 6 full time faculty members and is housed in recently renovated, well-equipped quarters. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statements of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a maximum of three representative reprints/preprints, and three letters of recommendation to:
Kay Livesay, 
Post-doctoral Fellow Psychology Search, 
Unit A510, Department of Psychology, 
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR. 97128. 

More information is available at the Linfield College web site Deadline for receipt of materials is July 31, 2014. Screening of applications begins upon receipt of materials and will proceed until the position is filled.

Linfield College, chartered by the territory of Oregon in 1858, is an independent, coeducational comprehensive college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. The main campus is located in McMinnville, Oregon, a community f 30,000 people approximately one hour southwest of the city of Portland and one hour from the Pacific Ocean beaches. A second campus, site of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, is located in northwest Portland, and continuing education centers are maintained in seven other cities in Oregon. The college offers a high quality academic program and emphasizes strong concern for the individual student. Like other colleges affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., Linfield is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom long associated with that denomination. Enrollment totals more than 3,200 with students coming from 25 states and many foreign countries. This includes some 1,600 students on the McMinnville campus, 400 on the Portland campus, and a number of adult continuing education students. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the State of Oregon for the training of elementary and secondary teachers. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education and the college's music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The McMinnville campus includes 50 buildings on some 193 acres. The Portland campus, which houses the School of Nursing, the health sciences program, and a continuing education center, occupies half a city block and includes two buildings. Special features of the college include study abroad programs in ten countries; a one month January Term for intensive study; an outpost in the Cascade mountains for wilderness trips and skiing; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. The Willamette Valley of Oregon is considered by many to be one of the most pleasant environments in the nation.