George Fox University - Faculty
  • 24-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • School of Social Work
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Other
  • Part Time

George Fox University's The School of Social Work is seeking applications for adjunct instructors to teach in the BSW and MSW programs. Applicants should have a broad generalist background in social work or a related field and have expertise in one or more of the course subject areas listed below.

Courses at the BSW level include Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Statistical Procedures, Research Methods, Diversity, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Family Violence, Death, Loss, and Grief, as well as Field Seminars. Courses at the MSW level include DSM-V, Social Work Practice and Field Practicum. Field faculty lead a weekly seminar and also conduct agency visits for students in the seminar.


  • The preferred degree for interested applicants is a Masters in Social Work, however, related degrees will be considered.
  • Previous teaching experience is desirable.
  • 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 express their Christian testimony 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. When employed by George Fox University, employees must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas.

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, 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 individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.

Application Procedures apply only through this website

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

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching evaluations, previous course syllabi, etc.
  • Faith and learning essay*

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

Questions about these positions may be directed to Erin Johnson, 503-554-2747, email:

*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describe your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries)

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