George Fox University - Faculty
  • 01-Feb-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Grad School of Counseling
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Part Time

The Graduate School of Counseling and George Fox University announces a call for adjunct instructors to create a pool of well-qualified individuals to assist in teaching in our growing programs. These are part-time, as-needed teaching opportunities in a variety of clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple, and family counseling; school counseling; and school psychology topics in our CACREP-accredited, TSPC-approved, and NASP-aligned programs.

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.


  • To train quality masters-level mental health professionals
  • To articulate the integration of faith and mental health practice, internally within the practitioner, and according to the worldview of the client/student
  • To promote wholeness in the student counselor that then positively impacts clients' mental health
  • To demonstrate cultural proficiency in the practice of mental health counseling
  • To foster and promote the formation and development of professional dispositions related to the counseling profession

Candidates qualified to teach in one or more of the following topics are invited to complete the application provided on this webpage.

  • Principle & Techniques of Counseling (Basic and Advanced)
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Group Theory & Therapy
  • Personality & Counseling
  • Spirituality & Clinical Praxis
  • Lifestyle & Career Development
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Addictions
  • Research; Test and Measures
  • Law and Ethics
  • Foundations in School Counseling
  • Risk and Resiliency in Youth
  • Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • Action Research
  • Classroom Teaching and Learning

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare a syllabus and course site using Canvas (all classes have an approved textbook and established learning outcomes, and sample syllabi and course site template are provided)
  • Prepare instruction that reflects the established learning outcomes
  • Prepare thoroughly for each instructional week
  • Instruct and guide students in an efficient and effective manner
  • Maintain accurate records of student work and attendance
  • Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment
  • Grade and return student work in a timely manner
  • Counsel students as needed on their performance and progress in the course
  • Use the Canvas learning management system for all course work
  • Remain up-to-date on technology and methods of teaching with technology
  • Stay informed about changes and innovations in your field
  • Adhere to GSC and GFU policy guides


  • M.A. plus 2 years post-graduate clinical/field experience; or Ph.D. in a relevant field required.
  • Licensed /certified practitioners preferred
  • 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.
  • Employees of George Fox University must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Texas.

Application Procedures - kindly apply only through this website

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

  • Letter of Interest clearly including area of teaching qualification and interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Faith and learning essay*
  • Statement of Teaching, Supervision, and Training, including emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion
    • In a single-page essay, describe your understanding of the role of preparing the next generation of mental health providers, and how this influences your current or desired teaching style. Include your understanding of diversity and inclusion, and how this applies to the training process.

Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Approved applicants will be notified, and your application will remain active as courses of interest are available. Applicants will be required to submit an updated application if no courses are taught within a 13-month time period.

Questions may be directed to Janelle Freitag at

*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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