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Assistant or Associate Professor of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

School of Education

Reports to: Dr. Ron Jacobson, Dean


August 15, 2014, or as negotiated

Essential Functions

Teach graduate and undergraduate students in professional education courses, with specific focus surrounding secondary education (middle level and high school teacher preparation). Work with the dean and the faculty of the School of Education on curriculum development, instruction and assessment at the undergraduate and graduate level. Share the academic advising load with other members of the faculty. Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the field, as assigned. Serve on interview, student performance evaluation, and research review teams.



1. Holds a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, secondary education, guidance counseling, school psychology, educational administration/leadership, or related field; master’s level applicants pursuing doctorates in education will be considered.

2. Can document experience or academic background in secondary education (middle school or high school instruction); including familiarity with secondary teaching methodologies.

3. Can document experience and success as an instructor in adult education and/or as a teacher or administrator in K-12 schools, public or independent.

4. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

5. Shows willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design, instruction, and advising.

6. Models best instructional practices in the classroom setting.

7. Committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and the general constituency of the University.

8. Committed to preparing educators, who will have a positive impact on student learning.


1. Holds professional educator certification, issued by one or more states.

2. Presents evidence of scholarship: professional presentations and/or publications.

3. Experience in secondary education (mid-level or high school) at the classroom level.

4. Demonstrates integration of Christian faith and learning in the classroom.

5. Able to develop professional skills in aspiring and practicing teachers through coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.

Closing Date Of Search

On or before March 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. or until the position is filled.


Ronald B. Jacobson, Ph.D., Dean
School of Education
Northwest University P.O. Box 579 Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Depending 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.

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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