George Fox University - Faculty
  • 21-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Department of Art and Design
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Part Time

Position Description: George Fox University announces openings for adjunct faculty in Interior Design. This position will teach courses in the BFA Interior Design program including courses on material sourcing, residential and commercial interior design, and technical drawing skills.

Program/Department Mission Statement: The Department of Art and Design at George Fox University prepares students for positions of service and leadership by cultivating excellence within the fields of art and design. We emphasize the importance of Christ-centered spiritual formation, social responsibility, stewardship, and diverse discourse within the lives and professional practice of our students. We promote the broader academic values of inquiry, critical thought, experimentation, and innovation.

Our program prepares students to operate professionally within the field of art and design, engages students in critical analysis and response to contemporary visual culture, provides students with professional opportunities to launch their emergent practices, and promotes a programmatic vision to serve our community through the agency and transformational potential of the visual arts.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University 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.

The work of our new adjunct colleague will include, but is not limited to:

  • Teaching broadly in the design curriculum for the following courses:
    • Interior Foundations - an early design course utilizing hand drawing and early design process
    • Materials, Resources and Lighting - a sourcing course for both residential and commercial interior design including finishes, materials, furniture, lighting and textile sourcing
    • Detailing Interiors - CAD drafting techniques for detailing in a construction document set
  • Supporting our commitment to diverse voices and non-western population representation. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to this ethos and/or a willingness to approach their teaching practice centering on these principles.


  • Terminal degree (MFA) in a relevant field is preferred. Candidates with extensive industry experience lacking a terminal degree are encouraged to apply.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years experience teaching in art and design curriculum, with experience as a practitioner. If industry experience is applicable with no teaching experience, applications may still be considered.
  • NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP or other professional interior design specific qualifications preferred.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success and/or aptitude for remote, hybrid, and face to face instruction in studio, lab, and theory-based courses.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, employees agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply on or before March 24, 2023. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Steven Classen, Director, School of Communication & Design.

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