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Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication

College of Arts & Sciences

Reports to: Darrell Hobson, Dean


August 15, 2015, or as negotiated

Position Summary

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication.

Northwest University seeks a professor of Communication with expertise in new media and/or visual communication. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in mass communication, digital media, media writing, and other forms of media communication. Academic preparation in web design and other forms of visual communication is also desirable. We seek professors who are familiar with new technologies and emphasize the principles of broader communication concepts that help students think critically about the discipline of communication.  Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel, and a strong commitment to teaching in a small Christian university.  We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. 


  • 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
  • Participate in advising communication majors
  • Assist the communication department chair in curriculum development and assessment of student learning and program effectiveness
  • Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned

Closing Date Of Search

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in December 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Darrell Hobson


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, a teaching portfolio
  • Official 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 the field of communication.
  • A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation.

Application materials may be submitted via email to darrell.hobson@northwestu.edu

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.

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