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Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Curator (NTT)

Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Summary:

Join our dynamic team as a 2D Art Instructor and Gallery Curator at Linfield University! This role offers a unique blend of teaching studio art courses and curating captivating exhibitions at the Linfield Gallery. As an integral part of our community, you'll inspire students, foster creativity, and contribute to the vibrant arts scene on campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach up to four sections of 2D art courses, including Design, Drawing, Painting, and Topics in Painting.
  • Guide students through assignments and projects, fostering their artistic growth.
  • Curate and manage Linfield Gallery operations, showcasing acclaimed artists and student exhibitions.
  • Produce press materials and maintain the gallery's online presence.
  • Supervise student activities in the gallery and support their artistic endeavors.
  • Cultivate enriching experiences and opportunities for students.
  • Seek funding opportunities and assist with coordinating arts series programming.
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, communities, and institutions.


Linfield College, a private, comprehensive, undergraduate institution located in the Pacific Northwest, connects the traditional liberal arts with a practically-based education through collaborative, service and experiential learning opportunities. Linfield is nationally recognized for its strong teaching faculty, outstanding academic programs and distinctive international emphasis. Linfield educates students to become global citizens, with more than half of all graduates participating in study abroad courses.

Linfield offers 47 majors through three programs:

  • A residential campus in McMinnville, featuring a traditional liberal arts curriculum, including pre-professional programs;
  • A Portland Campus which is home to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing and a health sciences major;
  • The Adult Degree Program, a pioneer in adult education with courses online and at eight sites in Oregon.

Mission Statement
Linfield College advances a vision of learning, life and community that:

  • Promotes intellectual challenge and creativity,
  • Values both theoretical and practical knowledge,
  • Engages thoughtful dialogue in a climate of mutual respect,
  • Honors the rich texture of diverse cultures and varied ways of understanding,
  • Piques curiosity for a lifetime of inquiry,
  • And inspires the courage to live by moral and spiritual principle and to defend freedom of conscience.

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