Student Opportunities

Asst or Assoc Professor of Counseling

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Reports to: Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with assignment to the College of Adult and Professional Studies


September 1, 2015, or as negotiated.  Final hiring decision is subject to administrative and budget approval.

Position Summary

Northwest University seeks a professor of Counseling with expertise in teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special focus will be in developing and directing the College’s online Master of Professional Counseling program.

Essential Functions

  • Effectively teach courses in Counseling and Psychology
  • Develop and direct the institution’s next step in nontraditional education: the Master of Professional Counseling
  • Advise students within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences nontraditional programs
  • Serve as a faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with assigned responsibilities within the College of Adult and Professional Studies
  • Participate in the governance functions of the University as assigned


The successful candidate has:

  1. An earned doctoral degree in Counseling or Psychology or a related discipline.
  2. College-level teaching experience; documented success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships.
  3. Demonstrated experience in online and nontraditional education; educational administrative experience preferred.
  4. A commitment to teaching excellence and using a variety of teaching methods and delivery mediums.
  5. A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University.
  6. Willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design, instruction, and advising.

Closing Date Of Search

On or before April 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. or until the position is filled.


Matt Nelson, Dean
5520 108th Ave NE
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98033
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Dependent on education and experience and based upon the established faculty salary schedule.

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information:

(1) letter of interest;
(2) curriculum vitae and, if available, a teaching portfolio;
(3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references;
(4) statement of your understanding of the relationship between and integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study; and
(5) brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements. 

Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.

Northwest University

Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from 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.

Mission Statement

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 human need.

In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.

Educational Goals

In view of its distinctive philosophy, Northwest University seeks to provide education which will introduce the student to the organized fields of learning and will acquaint the student with the Christian theistic view of the world and of people and their culture. Such an education is intended to develop the whole person in a balanced and useful manner.

The academic program includes majors and areas of concentration in over forty fields of study including ten graduate programs. Sixty-seven full-time faculty members and seventy-three part-time instructors teach 1,740 students. Over sixty-seven percent of the faculty holds the doctoral degree, twenty-four percent are tenured, and forty-three percent are women.


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. The University also 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 School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

« Back to Jobs at Northwest

On-Campus Student Employment

Looking for student jobs?
Find out more »