Assistant Professor of Education - Undergraduate Teacher Education

OPENING DATE:  January 2017

START DATE:  August 2017


George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Undergraduate Teacher Education, to begin in August 2017.  This is a 24-semester hour position spread over fall and spring terms each year.  The successful candidate will be assigned an instructional load that is comprised of 24 hours of teaching in elementary education and ESOL courses.

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 Department of Undergraduate Teacher Education in areas such as: ESOL, curriculum design with ESOL classroom management, edTPA supervision, student teaching supervision, classroom assessment
  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including advising and serving on university committees as needed. 

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have significant P-12 teaching experience in public schools.
  • Advanced degree required (doctorate preferred) in education with a focus on elementary education and ESOL.
  • A strong record of using technology to enhance education in P-12 classrooms.
  • Online teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Background and experience necessary to teach graduate courses in areas of specialization that may include some or all of the following:  ESOL curriculum and instruction, learning theory, human development, and multicultural education.  
  • The ability to structure and maintain growth in students in the arena of educational technology.
  • Ability to teach, study, and serve in a growing and diverse community of professionals focused on preparing transformative P-12 educators.   
  • 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.

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.

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 Scot Headley, Dean of the College of Education, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #V124, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to sheadley@georgefox.edu.   Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.  Review of applications will begin January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.