Assistant Professor of Computer Science
George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science to begin August 2021.
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 university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. 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. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Teaching courses in the computer science major.
- Assisting the department in managing and maintaining departmental computing facilities.
- Active and innovative collaboration with science and engineering faculty, provide program leadership and development, and student advising.
- The capacity to develop and sustain an ongoing program of scholarship and research.
- Participation in the work of the department and university including university committees as needed.
- An earned doctorate in Computer Science (or closely related field).
- While all applicants with computer science backgrounds will be considered, preferred areas of emphasis for teaching and scholarship are computer and network security, HCI, cybersecurity, languages, data structures and algorithms, compilers, software engineering, operating systems, and artificial intelligence.
- Previous teaching and research experience are desirable (but not required).
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential.
- A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
- 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. When employed by George Fox University, employees 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 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 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*
- Statement of 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: firstname.lastname@example.org - Adina McConaughey, Executive Assistant, College of Engineering
*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)