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Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies (Africa)

Position Type: Teaching Campus: McMinnville Description:

Linfield College is seeking an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies (Africa) beginning January 1, 2015.  This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position with salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary scale.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in Francophone African studies, including courses on African civilizations, thought, history and cultures.

  • Participate in development of Francophone African Studies program.

  • Teach toward the new International Relations major and minor.

  • Assist students as advisor in academic and career planning.

  • Teach an Inquiry Seminar to freshmen as needed.

  • Be the point-person on campus for Africa and contribute to the internationalization of our campus curriculum.

  • Perform the normal responsibilities of a faculty member at a liberal arts college, including helping with student recruitment.


Interested applicants should send the following information to

Letter of application, complete curricular, and professional resume, official transcripts of all college and university work sent by registrars of the institutions attended), samples of professional or scholarly work, teaching evaluations (if available), and three current letters of recommendation (placement dossier acceptable).


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 of 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; 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. 




  • Ph.D. in Francophone Studies

  • College teaching experience beyond teaching assistant level required.

  • Breadth of educational and experiential background, preferably in Global Studies curriculum development focusing on African cultures.

Contact: Ms. Meridith Symons, Administrative Assistant, Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128