Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work




George Fox University’s School of Social Work invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a full time (9-month) tenure track position with primary teaching responsibly in the Bachelor of Social Work program. This position may also teach/liaison in the field education component of the BSW/MSW program. Teaching in the Master of Social Work program is also possible depending on areas of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will perform faculty duties of scholarship and service, which is consistent with the expectations of the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a positive teaching environment.
  • Teach courses within the BSW and MSW programs and advise students.
  • Participate in the work of the department, and participate on university committees, and in university governance.
  • Engage in scholarship in such a way that you contribute to the advancement of your profession.
  • Lead field education seminars and serve as a faculty field liaison.
  • Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
  • By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
  • Demonstrates awareness, respect and appreciation for diversity of culture, background, race, sex, political views, expressions of faith, etc. and works well with a variety of people.

Scholarly Responsibilities

  • Be instrumental in using professional publications, professional presentations and other scholarly outlets to establish and maintain regional and national recognition.
  • Support and/or be involved in ongoing research that will improve advanced practice within the program as well as within the profession.
  • Identify sources for and participate in the preparation and implementation of grants.
  • Maintain a program of scholarly activity appropriate with academic rank.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
  • Masters of Social Work from a CSWE accredited school.
  • Two-years post-Masters practice experience.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon.
  • Evidence of academic scholarship established.
  • Demonstrated quality in social work skills and undergraduate-level teaching.
  • Design and conduct independent and/or collaborative research in clinical education or related areas.
  • Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers. 
  • An evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's goals, including signed agreement with GFU Statement of Faith and Community Lifestyle Statement and being in living agreement with same.

Application Procedures

Please review the requirements for application.

 Please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest and professional vitae
    • Application, downloaded from the above web site, which includes a one page statement about your personal Christian faith
    • Names and contact information for four (4) professional references whom the committee may contact
    • Two syllabi
    • Teaching evaluations for the last three years

 Submit via email to: Dr. Jim Foster

 Or, via USPS to:        

Dr. Jim Foster
Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences George Fox University
414 N. Meridian #6127
Newberg, OR 97132

 Review of applications will begin immediately and close when the position is filled.  For more information about GFU, consult our web site,  The University’s BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

 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.