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Job Description

Portland Seminary announces a two-year faculty position in Spiritual Formation, to begin on August 15, 2020. This position is renewable.

Rank: Assistant Professor, but open to exceptionally qualified candidates at the Associate level.

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
* Teach general and specialized courses in spiritual formation on the masters and D.Min level.
* Teach courses in pastoral ministry, theology, or ministry leadership.

* Scholarship
* Demonstrate capability to connect academic theological discourse and the vibrant life of the church.
* Engage in public dissemination of research in relation to spiritual formation in the context of congregational leadership.

* Service
* Participate in the ongoing support of the seminary and university programs and curriculum.
* Support the relationship between the seminary/university and ecclesial communities
* Serve on faculty committees, participate in the life of the university and seminary community, provide academic advisement to students, and engage in other duties associated with fulltime faculty members.


* 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.
* A PhD or D.Min in a field related to spiritual formation, pastoral theology or a related field. ABD will be considered but only if doctorate will be in hand by August 15, 2020.
* Teaching experience, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online, and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level.
* Evidence of the ability to design and implement spiritual transformation within a larger system, such as a congregation or a non-profit organization.
* Demonstration of scholarship, such as academic conference presentations and accessible publications.
* Commitment to training both women and men as pastors and ministry leaders.
* Demonstrated commitment to the university's statement on diversity: http://www.georgefox.edu/diversity/
* All candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the US.

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 apply only through this website

When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement:

* Letter of Interest
* Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* Faith and learning essay*

Application review will begin on February 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to: Roger Nam, Dean of the Seminary at rnam@georgefox.edu

* 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)