Assistant Professor of Adult Degree Programs (.5 FTE)


George Fox University’s Department of Professional Studies is seeking an adult education specialist who is enthusiastic about teaching in the adult degree program within our College of Education. Writing is the primary focus of this position; however, those with a background in social services, management, technology, or education are also encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful teaching expertise with adult learners in a university environment. This position is a .5 FTE non-tenure track position.

Candidates must have a personal philosophy and lifestyle consistent with and supportive of the goals and purposes of George Fox University, a Quaker university committed to an evangelical Christian philosophy. Faculty applicants from other Christian faith traditions are welcome to apply. 

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.


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  • Teach regular nine-month load of 15 semester credits that includes courses in writing and related disciplines. The courses are taught either in an online format or in compressed, evening courses. There may be opportunity to do some teaching in the summer as well.
  • Collaborate with faculty within the Department of Professional Studies and College of Education.
  • Contribute service within the department and university, and within the community and profession.


  • Earned Ph.D. preferred in writing, literature, English, communication, or related area; master’s degree required.
  • Commitment to andragogical teaching principles and demonstrated successful experience in adult learning.
  • Successful experience teaching in non-traditional adult education settings.
  • Successful experience teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Successful experience working with diverse students and faculty.
  • Excellent professional interpersonal, organization, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing, highly innovative, and collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly innovative team- and growth-­oriented environment.
  • Personal philosophy that is in agreement with and supportive of the vision, values, and mission of George Fox University.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, professional vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of commitment to the Christian faith and liberal arts education to Dr. Scot Headley, Dean of the College of Education, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street #V124, Newberg, OR 97132, or via email to References, transcripts, and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
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.