Faculty Position

Director of NUhope Community Counseling Center and Assistant/Associate Professor of Graduate Psych

Position Details

Department College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Reports To Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Appointment August 15, 2016

Position Summary

Northwest University is seeking a Ph.D. whose primary responsibilities are to oversee the NUhope Community Counseling Center, teach doctoral of psychology (PsyD) courses, guide students in clinical training and research activities, and conduct scholarly research. The faculty member is also expected to fully participate in University life including committee work and other institution activities. This position is tenure track.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the NUhope Community Counseling Center including management of the center’s budget, distribution of trainees’ caseloads, and compliance with state and federals laws.
  • Provide clinical supervision for doctoral interns and practicum students at NUhope.
  • Teach 9 credits in the doctoral of psychology program.
  • Support students in their clinical training and/or research activities.
  • Participate in academic research, and produce scholarly presentations and publications.  
  • Participate in CSBS department and university committees and activities.
  • Attend and assist with departmental events including New Student Welcome Night, PsyD Orientation and Registration, PsyD cohort events, and Psy.D. graduation celebrations.


  • Has a Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Clinical experience and holding a current psychologist license in Washington State (or is license eligible in Washington State).
  • Experience supervising psychology interns and practicum students.
  • Prefer involvement in ongoing research in psychology and is published.
  • Has had successful teaching experience at the university level.
  • Is committed to establishing and maintaining positive mentoring relationships with a diverse student body.
  • Is committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff, and the general constituency of Northwest University.
  • Is committed to diversity, intercultural education, and multicultural psychology, and is committed to communicating the ethos of “psychology, culture and social justice” for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Is committed to the development of skills in his/her students by coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.
  • Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, a Spirit-filled life, and demonstrates integration of faith and learning.
  • Has compassion and a commitment to serve poor and underserved groups in keeping with the vision of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to integrate psychology, culture and social justice.
  • Must have commitment to the values of NU and the CSBS vision.
  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.


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
  • 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 discipline of History.
  • A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation.
  • Other information may be requested in the interview process.

Submissions should be sent to:

Dean—College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
5520 108th Ave NE / PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083

Applications may also be submitted by email to matt.nelson@northwestu.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in January 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Dr. Matt Nelson
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE / PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083

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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