Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

OPENING DATE:        January 2017

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD:  August 15 - May 15

START DATE:           August 2017

George Fox University announces two faculty positions in Sociology, to begin in August 2017.  One position will be a full-time tenure track position. The other position will be non-tenure-track and is anticipated to be half-time (though a three-quarter or full-time contract may be possible). The area of specialty is open for both positions, but successful applicants will be able to teach across a range of courses in our undergraduate Sociology major.

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 a range of courses in the Sociology program, in areas of race/ethnicity, gender, social stratification, social statistics, and/or criminology/criminal justice.
  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship and/or become actively involved in relevant professional activities.
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including student advising and serving on university committees as needed. 
  • Directorship of the university’s Center for Peace and Justice may be a possibility for a qualified applicant.


  • PhD in Sociology or related field is required for the tenure-track position. Applicants who are ABD in a PhD program will be considered, but must have earned the PhD by the time of appointment. A relevant master’s degree is required for the non-tenure-track position. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential.
  • A record of relevant scholarship is essential for the tenure-track position; demonstrated expertise in social scientific research is preferred. For applicants interested in the non-tenure-track position, relevant ongoing professional experience is an appropriate substitute for peer-reviewed scholarship.
  • 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, a concise description of research plans or relevant professional experience, and (if interested) a description of interest in a preparation for an administrative position directing the Center for Peace and Justice 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 February 15th and will continue until the position is filled.