Job Opening, Communication Generalist, George Fox University

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George Fox University announces a generalist tenure-track position in Communication Studies to begin January 8th or August 15th, 2024. The successful candidate will teach a course load of 24 units (12/12). The candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and service to the institution. We seek a new colleague who is collaborative, embraces digital media, cultural diversity, and has a global perspective.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Communication or related field is required for tenure-track appointment. Candidates with a M.A. in Communication or related field will be considered for non-tenure track appointment.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in a variety of Communication courses such as interpersonal, argumentation, persuasion, research methods, social media and organizational/strategic communication at the undergraduate level.
  • Evidence of active research production through presentations/participation in professional conferences appropriate to the discipline as well as publications in discipline focused journals, books and media.
  • Demonstrated record of professional integrity and strong work ethic, collegiality and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive working environment and work collaboratively with colleagues and community.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred. Demonstrated success and/or aptitude for remote, hybrid, and face to face instruction.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, employees agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising and mentoring students in the context of internship and practicum work.
  • Excellent communication, evidence of leadership, organizational, and management skills which would suggest aptitude for recruiting and outreach potential, to both grow the program and industry connections to the major.
  • Teaching and research strengths which complement current departmental curriculum.
  • Experience in building curriculum and teaching on digital asynchronous and synchronous learning platforms.

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. This position is a 9-month contract.

Application Procedures – kindly apply only through this website:

When completing the online application, please assemble and upload one .pdf document in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement that includes and combines:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the candidate’s aptitude for the qualifications listed in this posting
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names of three professional references
  • Faith and learning essay*
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at once. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply on or before November 1, 2023.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Kevin T. Jones, Chair, Department of Communication and Cinematic Arts,

*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describe your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries.)



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