George Fox University - Faculty
  • 04-Sep-2018 to 15-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • College of Christian Studies
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement plan; tuition remission.


George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Theology & Philosophy, to begin in August 2019.  The College of Christian Studies is creating a new Theology & Philosophy track and is looking for a promising early-career scholar, teacher, and public intellectual to help define and launch this new program, building on and collaborating with the department's existing strengths in the areas of Philosophy, Biblical Studies, and Christian Ministries.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, tradition, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Candidate will teach 24 credits per year: approximately 15 credits in the Theology & Philosophy track and 9 credits in General Education.
  • Teaching courses within the curriculum of the College of Christian Studies in areas such as Introduction to Theology; Christian Traditions I (100-1500AD); Christian Traditions II (1500AD-Present); Philosophical Theology; Faith & Reason; Apologetics.
  • Candidate will participate in the broader academic life of the university and normal tenure review process.
  • Candidate is expected to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.
  • Candidate will participate in the work of the college and the university, including advising, mentoring, and serving on university committees as needed. 

Qualifications 

  • Candidate will have broad knowledge of both the history of theology and philosophy and their interrelation in the Christian tradition.
  • Ph.D. in theology or philosophy. Area and period of specialization are open but candidates who have expertise in Protestant Theology & Modern Philosophy (from early to late modernity) are preferred. Candidates who are A.B.D. in a Ph.D. program will be considered, but must have earned the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching both in lecturing and text-based discussion facilitation.
  • A promising record of relevant scholarship appropriate to stage of career.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and be an active participant in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
  • Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.  Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures apply only through this website

When completing the on-line application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page teaching statement that reflects on teaching in a Christian liberal arts context;
  • One-paragraph statement articulating your perspective on the GFU Community Lifestyle Statement;
  • Writing sample that demonstrates your capabilities as a scholar or public intellectual.

Recommendations and other supporting materials will be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to: Joseph Clair, jclair@georgefox.edu, and Nancy Schifferdecker, nschifferdecker@georgefox.edu.

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