About the job
Appointment: Fall 2023
POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology
PRINCIPAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The primary functions of a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, in the College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences, is to teach psychology courses, guide students in their research activities,
participate in academic research, and produce scholarly presentations and publications. Faculty
members are also expected to fully participate in university life including committee work and
other institution activities.
1. Can document earned graduate degrees: Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. in psychology (advanced
ABD will be considered).
2. Has had successful teaching experience at the university level (experience teaching
online is an advantage).
3. Is involved in ongoing research in psychology and/or related fields.
4. Is committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff,
and the general constituency of Northwest University.
5. Is committed to diversity, intercultural education, and multicultural psychology, and is
committed to communicating the ethos of “psychology, culture and social justice” for the
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
6. Is committed to the development of academic and professional skills in his/her students
by advising, coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.
7. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life and
demonstrates integration of faith and learning.
8. Has compassion and a commitment to serve poor and underserved groups in keeping with
the vision of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to integrate psychology,
culture, and social justice.
Dependent on education, experience and based upon an equitable scale for undergraduate level
Faculty: full-time tenure track position. Contract renewal contingent on performance.
Matt Nelson, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
E-mail: [email protected]
CLOSING DATE OF SEARCH
Until the position is filled.
To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and
information: (1) a letter of interest; (2) resume; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
three references; (4) documentation of highest earned graduate degree; (5) documentation of
current state license; (6) statement of your understanding of the relationship between Christian
faith and the educational mission of the University; and (7) statement of personal faith. Search
procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified.
Northwest University is a Christian institution, related to the Assemblies of God denomination,
offering baccalaureate, master, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in
Kirkland, Washington, just a few miles east of downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting
for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry,
business, and commercial activities.
We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning
community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with
Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher
Education of the Assemblies of God and the Association of Christian Schools International. The
University holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Northwest University's College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain College of Nursing’s baccalaureate
degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the
College of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality
Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and
Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and
secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Northwest University's doctoral program in
counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs
and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a
Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38
and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is
listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S.
Office of Education.