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Director of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Faith & Learning

Whitworth University
Washington, United States
$84,333.00 - $89,294.00
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Religious Affairs & Ministry
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POSITION TITLE: Director of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Faith & Learning

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs


SALARY GRADE/HIRING RANGE: 15/$84,333-$89,294

FLSA DESIGNATION: Salaried; Exempt


The Director of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Faith and Learning oversees and champions faith- learning integration for Whitworth faculty. Reporting to the Provost, the director’s primary initiatives dilate on supporting faculty scholarship and development in areas of faith-learning integration, as well as hosting workshops, symposia, and conferences in this area of expertise. A national leader as well as a local resource the director likewise promotes and supports student engagement by nurturing future public intellectuals and in overseeing the Weyerhaeuser Younger Scholars program. The Center, overall, supports the Christian and liberal arts mission of the university. 


  • Help plan and execute the Vocations of the Christian Professor (VCP) workshops on faith-learning integration annually each summer.
  • Coordinate monthly David Myers Faculty Lunch Forums and Teaching Roundtables in addition other routine/periodic faculty development opportunities.
  • Provide leadership and vision for the Weyerhaeuser Center for Faith and Learning.
  • Ensure that the activities of the center are consistent with the mission of Whitworth, advancing faculty success, and positioning Whitworth nationally in this area of expertise.
  • Develop and administer the programs necessary to achieve the goals of the center.
  • Provide the public face for the institute at local, regional, and national meetings.
  • Develop and sustain an Advisory Board.
  • Working with Institutional Advancement, pursue fundraising opportunities and achieve the securing of outside funding.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Church Engagement, particularly in areas of overlap regarding student support.


  • Oversee the Weyerhaeuser Younger Scholars program, which mentors’ students of Christian faith toward graduate school.
  • Scholarly production in the field of the integration of faith and learning.
  • Planning, organizational, and management skills for the hosting of events, one-time and ongoing, such as administering the Weyerhaeuser Summer Grants and Fellowships.
  • Oversee distribution of the Christian Scholar’s Review, and host related reading groups.
  • Work with Advancement to seek endowments and engage in fundraising for the center.
  • Coordinate with leadership over the Shared Curriculum in overlapping areas with faith-learning integration.
  • Participation in governance, professional and research activities, attending state, regional and national professional association meetings.
  • Attend faculty assemblies, development days, and retreat, serving on committees, and advising, as well as all expectations laid out in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Teach in Core 150/250/350 as appropriate and/or as instructor of record for two courses per year in area of specialty and/or as determined by the provost.
  • Participate in the Consortium of Christian Study Centers and complementary professional associations that support Christian education broadly-considered.
  • Pursue hosting an annual national symposium for directors of similar centers.
  • Coordinate with Shipps Endowment liaison for library resource purchases.
  • Collaborate with SIRC (Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference) as it intersects with the Weyerhaeuser Younger Scholars program.


  • Evidence of promise in effectiveness at directing a faith-learning integration center (demonstrated effectiveness preferred).
  • Strong potential for an on-going stream of research in this area of specialization.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities


  • Education: Ph.D. (field open) required
  • Experience: 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
  • Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background check, sexual misconduct check and confirmation of degrees earned will be required of the successful candidate. A resume, cover letter, faith statement, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references will also be required.

All Whitworth University employees are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. About Whitworth:

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth University has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor and care for students.

Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $125 million in campus improvements have been made in recent years. 

A community of committed Christian faculty and staff employees carries out the university's mission "to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart," equipping its graduates "to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity."

Our Benefits:

Whitworth University provides a robust offering of benefits and services to enhance the quality of life of its faculty and staff. Employees who are eligible for benefits may participate in health plans including medical, dental and vision; a generous retirement plan (8% employer match); life insurance and long- term disability insurance. Well-being services include spiritual enrichment, the employee assistance program, and free access to the University Recreation Center and the Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center. Free tuition for employees and tuition remission programs for spouses and dependents round out the offerings. Additionally, Whitworth employees enjoy 17 paid holidays each year.

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Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.


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