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Assistant Professor of Communication/Cinematic Arts
George Fox University - Faculty Newberg, OR

Assistant Professor of Communication/Cinematic Arts

George Fox University - Faculty
Newberg, OR
  • $53,793 to $68,316 Yearly
  • Full-Time
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George Fox University announces a tenure-track position in Communication/Cinematic Arts, to begin August of 2024. The successful candidate will teach coursework in Communication and/or Cinematic Arts. They will also maintain an active program of scholarship and service to the department and institution. We seek a colleague who is innovative, collaborative, embraces digital media, cultural diversity, and has a global perspective.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching a full load of Communication/Cinematic Arts coursework per semester. Teaching assignments might include courses such as: social media, media and popular culture, public relations, organizational communication, film or communication theory, introduction to video production.
  • Instructing and assisting in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Maintaining active scholarly work commensurate with the qualifications of a tenure track faculty member.
  • Maintaining regular posted office hours and being accessible to students.
  • Carrying a full academic advising load.
  • Complying with campus and division policies in performance of duties.
  • Participating in departmental functions such as staff, department, and division meetings.
  • Maintaining/cultivating industry contacts related to your teaching area(s) and keeping abreast of the changing technologies and issues related to the field.
  • Participating in university and department level committee service and working group tasks.
  • Communicating effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students, and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
  • By actions, words, and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
  • Demonstrating awareness, respect, and appreciation for diversity of culture, background, race, sex, political views, expressions of faith, etc. and works well with a variety of people.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We're looking for candidates who have:

  • A Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Communication, Cinematic Arts, Media Studies, or related disciplines.
  • Prior teaching experience and demonstrated teaching ability in classes at the undergraduate level.
  • Evidence of scholarly/professional production through presentations at international, national, regional and/or professional conferences as well as through published projects in related disciplines.
  • A demonstrated record of professional integrity and strong work ethic, collegiality and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a 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.

Preference will be given to those who have the following attributes:

  • Teaching and research strengths and/or professional experience which complement the current department curriculum.

Salary and rank:

  • Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Job information:

  • Primary Work Location: Newberg Campus
  • Work Period: 9 months (August 15th through May 14th)
  • Working Conditions: Physical requirements are those of a typical office environment.

Application procedure:

  • Kindly apply through the Careers at George Fox University webpage.
  • 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)
    • Philosophy of Teaching Essay
    • Concise Research Agenda Description
    • 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).
    • Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Contact information:

  • Have questions or need assistance with our application process? Contact Georgefoxcareers@georgefox.edu

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at once. Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please note: This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.




George Fox University has been transforming student's lives for over 125 years. We are a Christ-centered community that 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 in order to improve. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join us in creating transformational experiences for our students.

Being a part of our community means a commitment to faith and to a lifestyle that is consistent with the university's mission as described in the Statement of Faith and Community Lifestyle Statement on our website.

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 in our community.


What is most appealing about working at George Fox University?

  • Faith-friendly: Our culture is unique for higher education. At George Fox you can pursue academic excellence while integrating scriptures, praying with staff members and students at work, and helping to make an impact on the world in a way that promotes Christian values.
  • Unapologetically Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word.
  • Live out your calling: You are able to use your God-given talents and abilities while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings, at which they will be able to glorify the kingdom of God just as they have seen you do.

For your personal well-being we offer:

  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions.
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population.
  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by.
  • Free Fitness Center membership.
  • Free parking.
  • Rich employee benefit package.

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