George Fox University - Faculty
  • 09-Nov-2022 to 09-Feb-2023 (PST)
  • Department of Art and Design
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • Depending on Experience
  • Full Time

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

George Fox University announces a tenure-track position in the Department of Communication and Cinematic Arts, to begin in August 2023.

Portland, Oregon (20 miles from our Newberg campus) is a national center for animation work. It is home to renowned commercial production houses, award-winning individual artists, and a major animated feature film production studio (LAIKA).

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching a range of courses in the Cinematic Arts program or Illustration during the academic year, especially in 2D and 3D animation. Courses might include introduction to animation, storyboard and concept design, 2D and 3D animation, stop motion animation, and visual effects. Additional opportunities to teach production and critical studies courses may be available.
  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including academic advising and serving on university committees as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in a relevant field with significant professional experience preferred. Candidates holding an MA, BFA, or BA/BS degree with significant industry experience will be considered for a full-time non-tenure-track appointment (per the institution's tenure eligibility requirements).
  • Prior teaching experience at the university-level preferred.
  • Experience with new digital technologies required.
  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate media education required.
  • Commitment to building industry relationships and promotion of the program required.
  • 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.

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. This position is a 9-month contract.

Application Procedures - kindly apply only through this website:

When completing the online application, please assemble and upload one .pdf document in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement that includes and combines:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the candidate's aptitude for the qualifications listed in this posting
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names of three professional references
  • Faith and learning essay*
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

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

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at once. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply on or before December 15, 2022.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Steven Classen, Director, School of Communication & Design.

*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) describing 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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