Writing Lab Director and Assistant Prof of English (George Fox University, OR)

George Fox University is seeking a full-time faculty administrator to direct its innovative writing program beginning August 15, 2016.

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. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal, which is described in detail in our Diversity Statement, is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community. We especially encourage applications from women and candidates in underrepresented groups.


  • The position is half administrative, half instructional and housed in the Department of English and Theatre.  Administrative duties include overseeing the university’s new writing curriculum, which includes focused writing instruction and a timed writing assessment as part of the university’s innovative writing competency requirement. The director will also hire, train, and oversee part-time writing instructors. Instructional duties will include teaching the equivalent of two writing courses per academic semester.
  • Ability to develop and/or sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including academic advising and serving on university committees as needed. 


  • A PhD in rhetoric and composition with an emphasis in composition theory or an EdD in college-level writing curriculum and instruction is required. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, but must have an earned Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in writing program theory and administration is strongly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of writing to first year college students is essential.
  • A record of relevant scholarship is essential.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a complete faculty application to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to lscott@georgefox.edu.   Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin February 1 and will continue until the position is filled.