Apply Now: Herbert Hoover Endowed Chair in Faith & Public Life at George Fox University

George Fox University: Herbert Hoover Chair in Faith & Public Life


George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position for the Herbert Hoover Endowed Chair in the Department of History and Politics at the Newberg campus to begin in August 2024.

This is a combined research and teaching position. The Herbert Hoover Chair in Faith & Public Life is open for a distinguished scholar from the fields of politics, law, history, philosophy, economics, or theology/religion – with preference given to politics and law — who works, writes, and speaks at and about the intersection of religion and public life in America, with special consideration to those whose work has resonance with the Quaker heritage of engagement in the public square embodied by Senator Mark Hatfield (from Oregon, who held this role and wrote about conscience in public life).

Appointment at the Full or Associate Professor level is anticipated.


  1. A terminal degree (J.D. or Ph.D.) in a field related to faith and public life (Politics or Law preferred; History, Theology/Religion, Philosophy, or Economics will be considered);
  2. a record of relevant scholarship;
  3. a commitment to working with a diverse population of students; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred;
  4. demonstrated excellence in teaching;
  5. all successful 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;
  6. and successful candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.

To Apply

When completing the online application, please upload the following as .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement:

  1. a letter of interest;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a faith and learning essay;
  4. and a 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.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Caitlin Corning, Professor of History and Department Chair,

For more information and to apply, click here >>

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



From the school:

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.

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