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ESL Adjunct Professor

CELE Center for English Language


The Center for English Language Education at Northwest University is hiring multiple adjunct positions for Summer and Fall starts. CELE classes are pre-university English instruction for visiting international students as well as students planning to continue on to Undergraduate or Graduate study at NU. CELE classes are small, interactive, and academically rigorous. Our community is a supportive Christian university which is welcoming to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Position Summary

Classes: Grammar, Writing, Speaking & Pronunciation, Reading & Vocabulary

Dates: Summer: 6/2-8/8  Fall: 8/27 - 12/12   Applications Due 5/1

Additional positions may be available following positive teaching observations and reviews.

Essential Functions

  1. Prepare for and Conduct Language Class, utilizing Online Course Management System, Discovery [60%]
  2. Assess student work and give appropriate feedback [25%]
  3. Submit grades in timely manner
  4. Attend at least 2 CELE-sponsored student Social Events per semester [5%]
  5. Attend bi-weekly staff meetings [5%]
  6. Performs other work-related duties as assigned. [5%]


  1. MA in TESOL or related field required.
  2. 3 years teaching experience abroad or teaching international students preferred.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.


Dr. Autumn Witt
Northwest University
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083
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Application Requirements

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

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of personal fiath 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-three full-time faculty members and sixty-one part-time instructors teach 1,582 students. Over sixty-one percent of the faculty holds the doctoral degree, fifty-one percent are tenured, and forty-three percent are women.


Northwest University is a regionally-accredited, Christian coeducational undergraduate institution offering baccalaureate college education under the control of the Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Northwest, Southern Idaho, and Wyoming districts of the Assemblies of God.

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 also holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Northwest University's School of Business and Management 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. In addition, the School 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.

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.

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