But don't just take my word for it. Before you write your essay and submit your application take a look at our eclectic lineup of peruse our , and investigate the rest of our website. The Chronicle of Higher Education published a 2008 that describes well the role of the personal faith essay in Whitworth's approach to faculty hiring. We are by no means perfect, but I am sure that you will find a rich, engaging intellectual community committed to walking the narrow ridge.
Thank you for taking the time to inquire about Whitworth. We recognize that prospective faculty who are not well acquainted with Christian higher education may find it difficult to contemplate writing an . We ask you to write such an essay because when we hire new faculty we expect that they be able to articulate a clear Christian commitment, but we do not ask faculty to sign a doctrinal statement. To do so would limit the rich mix of denominational and theological diversity that Whitworth has enjoyed since its founding. We see Whitworth as one of the relatively few remaining higher education institutions where protestant mainliners, evangelicals, Anabaptists, Catholics, and Orthodox faculty can engage one another on the widest variety of important intellectual and social issues. I'd like to tell you a bit more about Whitworth and refer you to several resources on our website that describe Whitworth's mission and identity more fully. These may help you to write the personal faith essay for our application.
Resources for Writing Faculty Faith Essay