Assistant or Associate Professor of Spanish

OPENING DATE:  11/28/2016

START DATE:  August 2017

George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will teach a range of Spanish acquisition and Latin American or Iberian culture and literature classes for majors, non-majors, and Spanish heritage speakers. Service as department chair for the Department of World Languages is desired, though not required.

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:

  • Teaching courses within the curriculum of the Spanish program, particularly acquisition classes at various levels and upper division courses in areas such as Latin American culture and civilization, Spanish or Latin American literature, and Senior Capstone.
  • Teaching a bilingual section of our first-year experience course, Knowing and Being Known, as well as Spanish for Heritage Speakers.
  • Advising students regarding academic and study abroad programs, as well as overseeing service learning and internship experiences.
  • Participating in occasional summer language placement testing and advising (through our Genesis registration program).
  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including serving on university committees and engaging with external partners as needed. 
  • Service as department chair (should rank and experience be appropriate for such a position) is a possibility.


  • PhD in Spanish or a related field (e.g. Applied Linguistics, Latin American or Iberian Studies) required.  Applicants who are ABD in a PhD program will be considered, but must have an earned the PhD by the time of appointment.
  • Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency rating system is required.
  • ACTFL Oral Spanish Proficiency at the level of Superior or Distinguished is required; native Spanish proficiency is preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential.
  • Broad knowledge of culture and cultural products of Spain or Latin America is required; extended or multiple experiences living in Spanish-speaking region(s) preferred.
  • 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.  Experience working with and teaching heritage Spanish speakers is preferred.
  • A record of relevant scholarship or the demonstrated ability to establish a relevant scholarly program is essential.
  • 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, although candidates with administrative experience will be considered at the rank of Associate Professor.  Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures

Candidates should send a complete faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a concise description of research plans to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to   Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.