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Adult Degree Programs (ADP) is seeking a full-time Program Director to oversee the asynchronous online degree completion bachelor's degree program Psychology & Mental Health Studies (BA). This role will also assist in overseeing general education courses and requires at least a part-time presence in a Newberg campus office to collaborate with the larger ADP team. ADP Program Directors are tasked with teaching, coordinating adjuncts, and supervising ongoing revisions and improvements. Poised for growth, ADP is an innovative branch of George Fox Digital that houses online bachelor's degrees, certificates, and other stackable credentials. The Program Director is an 11-month faculty-administrator position that is half-time teaching and half-time administrative.
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 include, but are not limited to:
Oversee online bachelor's degree program in Psychology & Mental Health Studies, Behavioral Health Certificate, and general education courses.
Motivate, mentor, evaluate, and coach adjunct faculty; recruit and train new faculty members as needed, including maintenance of ADP online adjunct training.
Manage Canvas faculty course sites for content areas, approving syllabi and Canvas course sites, and overseeing assessment tools.
Attend regular ADP team meetings, working closely with other PDs, the Associate Dean, the Program Coordinator, the Registrar, and Admissions/Enrollment staff to ensure excellence.
Teach an online course load of 12-15 credits across 11 months.
By actions, words, and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
Terminal degree in a relevant field preferred; master's degree required.
Working experience in relevant field required.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching and ongoing commitment to continuous improvement within field of expertise.
Strong understanding of best practices in online teaching and learning, and ability to teach those methods to affiliated faculty, specifically during onboarding processes.
Ability to manage a large set of remote faculty, providing them with timely professional development and assuring their consistent quality with teaching diverse student populations.
Conceptual understanding of andragogy for crafting curriculum to serve the best interests of adult learners.
Exceptional communication skills and ability to function as part of a highly-collaborative team in the rapid production of online materials and courses.
A commitment to working with diverse populations.
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.
Salary and Rank
The Program Director is a faculty-administrator position. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's largest private and nationally recognized Christian University!
George Fox University has been transforming student's lives for 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.
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.
Rich employee benefit package.
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
Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to: Dr. Jennie Harrop, Associate Dean, Adult Degree Programs.
*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).
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
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. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.