Assistant Professor of Counseling




JOB LOCATION: George Fox University’s Portland Center in Tigard, Oregon


Salary for this tenure-track 9-month contract will be commensurate with education and professional experience. The contract year begins August 15, 2014. Summer teaching is available for an additional stipend.


The applicant should be prepared to teach in the areas of counseling and MFT, and supervise interns.  Professors are expected to be active scholars, excellent teachers, active practitioners, and active in service to the university and the community, and must model the integration of faith and learning.


  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision; CACREP accreditation preferred.
  • Licensable in Oregon as an LPC and/or LMFT.
  • Evidence of experience as a practicing LPC and/or LMFT.
  • Active research program in an area related to counseling and a publication record commensurate with experience preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse students and faculty preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the master’s degree level preferred.
  • Evidence of systemic orientation as well as training and ability in supervision.
  • A personal philosophy that is in agreement with and supportive of the goals and purposes of George Fox 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. 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. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty.

 The Graduate School of Counseling has 10 permanent full-time faculty and currently enrolls over 240 students.  Programs include four graduate degrees:  MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, MA in School Counseling, and EdS in School Psychology.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The applicant should send a completed GFU faculty application, a cover letter that addresses all job qualifications, a detailed vita, a statement of teaching and supervision philosophy, evidence of skill as a teacher, a statement of research interests, copies of publications, graduate transcripts mailed by the institution(s), and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Scot Headley, Interim Dean of the College of Education, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St., V124, Newberg, OR 97132,

George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community, and so we especially encourage women and candidates in underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at