Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

OPENING DATE:  10/5/2016

START DATE:  1/2017

George Fox University announces an 18-month visiting faculty position in Economics, to begin in January 2017.

The College of Business is the largest academic unit by enrollment in the university with approximately 400 undergraduate students, 200 MBA students, and 65 DBA students.  Courses for the undergraduate business and economics programs, the full-time MBA program and the DBA program are offered on our main campus in Newberg, Oregon. Courses for the part-time MBA program are offered at our center in Portland (Tigard), Oregon. The College’s programs are accredited by ACBSP. 

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. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and be involved in a local faith community. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Candidates should value a climate that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, engaging in global concerns, and connecting with those from diverse cultures.  The university is closely affiliated with the Friends Church (Quaker) and welcomes faculty applicants from other faith traditions within the evangelical movement. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.

George Fox University is committed to being a diverse community that reflects God’s kingdom. We believe this goal is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community. We especially encourage applications from women and candidates in underrepresented groups.


  • As a Christ centered institution, we seek faculty who are active Christians and have a desire to positively impact students’ lives through teaching, advising and fulfilling the GFU “Be Known” promise to students.
  •  Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the undergraduate level, although may include graduate courses in economics.  Applicants should be qualified to teach courses across the undergraduate economic curriculum including courses in the principles of micro and macroeconomics, intermediate theory courses, and upper-level electives. A specialization in international economics is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the work of the College of Business and the university, including academic advising. 


  • Masters in Economics, Ph.D. preferred. All related fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Successful teaching experience and the ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.


Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. Salary and benefits are consistent with the University’s guidelines for visiting faculty.


Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to the Christian faith, and a complete faculty application  to Dr. James Foster, Interim Dean of the College of Business, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6252, 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 immediately and continue until the position is filled.