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Psychology Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Position Type: Teaching Campus: McMinnville Description:

The Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow 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 Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow will 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 responsiblity for coordinating and supervising work-study students.  The Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow will be expected to participate actively in departmental and institutional opportunities for discussions about teaching methods and techniques.  The training fellowship is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding.  The position is eligible for benefits.


  • Teach two sections of Survey of Psychology (one in the fall, one in the spring), including holding regular office hours and conducting end-of-the-semester assessment.

  • Teach one section of Quantitative Methods in Psychology in the fall and one section of Research Methods in Psychology in the spring, including holding regular office hours and conducting end-of-the-semester assessment.

  • Coordinate work-study student personnel including screening/hiring student workers, providing orientation and training, providing close supervision to ensure professionalism, and tracking hours.

  • Meet individually with each department member after classroom visitations to discuss the classroom experience; meet with the department once per month to discuss pedagogy and teaching; attend relevant faculty teaching learning lunches through the year.

  • Other duties as assigned by department.

About the Psychology Department

The Psychology Department consists of 6 full-time faculty members and is housed in a recently-renovated and well-equipped environment. 

About Linfield

Linfield College is an independent, coeducational comprehensive college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts.  The main campus is located in McMinnville, Oregon, a community of 30,000 people approximately one hour southwest of Portland and one hour from ocean beaches.  A second campus, the 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. 

Linfield College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


  • A Ph.D. with a specialty in any area of psychology.

  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in Psychology, with a preference for candidates who have served as a teaching assistant for an introductory-level survey course and/or research methods course.

  • A demonstration of a strong desire to develop one's teaching is critical.

Contact: 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. The 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. More information is available at the Linfield College web site