Assistant Professor, William Penn Honors Program

OPENING DATE:   January 2017

START DATE:  August 2017

George Fox University is seeking an applicant for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to teach primarily in the William Penn Honors Program starting in August 2017. The William Penn Honors Program offers a great books curriculum that serves as a selective general education track within the university. 

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 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: 18 credits of great books seminars within the honors program, and 6 credits outside of honors.
  • Candidate will be expected to maintain a scholarly research program.
  • Candidate will participate in the broader academic life of the university and normal tenure review process


  • A Ph.D. in philosophy or theology. The area of specialization is open. Experience in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, theology and the arts, or philosophy and literature is preferred.
  • Experience with great books and/or undergraduate honors education is desirable. 
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students (including students of color, first-generation college students, international students, etc.) 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.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures

Candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Dr. Abigail Favale,, and to Letter of interest should demonstrate familiarity with the WPHP curriculum and describe the applicant’s interest (and experience, if applicable) in teaching in a great books context. Recommendations and other supporting materials (e.g. teaching statement, faith and learning statement, writing sample, teaching evaluations, etc.) will be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017.