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Visiting Asst Professor of Communication

College of Arts & Sciences

Reports to: Darrell Hobson, Dean


August 15, 2014

Position Summary

Northwest University seeks visiting professor of Communication with expertise in new media and/or journalism. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in mass communication, digital media, media writing and/or visual communication.  We appreciate professors who are familiar with new technologies, but emphasize the principles of broader communication concepts and principles that help students think critically about the discipline of communication. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship in a small Christian university. 

Essential Functions

  • Effectively teach courses in mass communication, media writing and/or an introduction to digital media.
  • Be willing to engage in student online publications.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with newer technologies and social media.


  • Candidates must have a MA or PhD in Communication or related field of study.
  • College-level teaching experience is strongly preferred and the candidate should be able to document success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships.
  • A commitment to teaching excellence and using a variety of teaching methods in an undergraduate, liberal arts program.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University.
  • Willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design, instruction, and advising. 


Darrell Hobson, DMin
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Northwest University
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083

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

Application Requirements

For consideration, please submit all of the following:

Letter of interest

Curriculum vitae, and, if available, teaching portfolio

Unofficial graduate-school transcripts

Recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with e-mail and phone contact information

A statement explaining how the candidate’s Christian faith shapes his or her approach to communication studies.

A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith and practice including current church affifliation.



Only complete applications that contain all of the required elements will be considered.   Application materials may be sent via email to darrell.hobson@northwestu.edu.

If desired, mail hard copies to the address below.

Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled.

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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