Classified Listing – Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Counseling

Classified Listing – Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Counseling


George Fox University announces a non-tenure or tenure-track faculty position in the Graduate School of Counseling, to begin in August 2022 at the Portland Center campus. The Graduate School of Counseling (GSC) currently enrolls close to 300 students.  CACREP accredited programs include Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and School Counseling, as well as a NASP-aligned School Psychology program.  The GSC is grounded in and shaped by our commitment to an integrated understanding of faith and mental health that embraces diversity and promotes justice. This position requires a passion for teaching, supervision, and the counseling profession.

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 individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses within the curriculum of the Graduate School of Counseling.
  • Supervising counseling students in field placements.
  • Developing courses when needed.
  • Understanding and abiding by CACREP standards as a faculty member, professor, and advisor.
  • Participating in student screenings and faculty meetings.
  • Advising students.
  • Developing and sustaining an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.
  • Participating in the work of the department and the university, including serving on university committees as needed.


  • Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP program required. Applicants who are A.B.D. in a Ph.D. program will be considered, but must have an earned Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Licensed (or near completion on obtaining full licensure) as a School Counselor, LPC, or LMFT.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • Strong clinical supervision preparation and ability
  • Capable of teaching both clinical mental health and school counseling courses
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • A record of relevant scholarship for tenure track positions
  • 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.
  • Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.  Employees of George Fox University must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching and research 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 – kindly apply only through this website

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

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Faith and learning essay*
  • Statement of supervision and teaching philosophy
  • Concise description of research plans

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.    

Questions may be directed to: Janelle Freitag, GSC Administrative Assistant –

*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)