Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology

June 14, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
November 10, 2022
George Fox University

Position Description

George Fox University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology. George Fox University seeks tenure-track faculty in the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, to begin in January 2023, for a 9-month contract. The program has a community-focused ethos, an interpersonally collaborative and supportive approach, and a high bar for excellence. The faculty team is dynamic and innovative, and the program has long been well-respected nationally, with strong match rates to APA-Accredited and APPIC internships. The department is supported by a strong community network and an on-site community health clinic. Further, each faculty member has one day per week for dedicated clinical work/private practice. The department runs three optional specialty training tracks in addition to the Generalist curriculum. These include Assessment Track, Child and Adolescent Psychology Track, and Primary Care Track.  George Fox University is also interested in faculty who are able to teach some of the scientific foundation classes in the doctoral program.


  • Teach doctoral students in generalist clinical psychology coursework (e.g. options may include statistics, research design, psychodynamic psychotherapy, courses in the assessment sequence, or other);
  • Run a focused research team of 8-12 students across various levels of training;
  • Engage in administrative service to the department or on University committees (e.g. Admissions Committee, Orientation Committee, sponsorship of Student-led Special Interest Groups, etc.);
  • Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an independent research agenda; and
  • Maintain involvement in American Psychological Association, Christian Association of Psychological Studies, National Council for Schools of Professional Psychology, and Oregon Psychological Association.


  • PsyD or Ph.D. in a relevant field required;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential;
  • A record of relevant scholarship is essential;
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential, demonstrated experience in this area is preferred;
  • GFU faculty each ascribe to a Christian worldview while training students who hold a diverse array of Christian and non-Christian worldviews. All applicants must express a Christian worldview and describe it in a statement. In addition, faculty agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the university Statement of Faith;
  • Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.;
  • Employees must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas. 

View George Fox University’s Community Lifestyle Statement here:

View George Fox University’s Statement of Faith here:

View a description of PsyD’s embodiment of these practices here:

About The Institution

About George Fox University:
George Fox University is Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university, committed to providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox 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. The beautiful 108-acre campus at George Fox is home to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as residence halls, the lush Hess Creek Canyon, and facilities for academics, athletics and performing arts.

George Fox University is also 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. You can read more about the values of George Fox at

About The Community

About Newberg and Portland, Oregon:
Newberg is a small city just outside of Portland that has recently been drawing attention as a food destination, with two restaurants that were recognized with James Beard Award nominations this year. You can also enjoy the outdoors at Ewing Young Historical Park or the Central Newberg Urban Trails or stop to visit the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum. Newberg is also just 1.5 hours from the beautiful Oregon coast, including Pacific City. Pacific City is a peaceful beachfront town offering plenty of outdoor pursuits. Thanks to a natural breakwater, Pacific City’s beach is a favorite spot for surfers and anglers. You can learn more about the scene in and around Newberg at

Newberg is just 25 miles southwest of Portland, which is Oregon’s largest city. It has world-renowned chefs and hundreds of food carts, art in theaters and outside on the street, the world’s largest independent bookstore, a multitude of craft breweries, and a huge urban forest. There is an Art Museum, a Science Museum, a zoo, and Portland’s own Oaks Amusement Park to explore. Learn more about things to do in Portland at

Application Process

To apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at George Fox University, please visit the University’s application portal:

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

George Fox University is dedicated to the policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices, and employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, veteran status, marital status or disability.