Faculty Position

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

Position Details

Department College of Nursing
Reports To Dr. Erin-Joy Bjorge
Appointment Fall 2021

Position Summary

The Buntain College of Nursing at Northwest University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position to begin in August 2020. The ideal candidate will possess a doctorate in nursing and have a proven track record as an adept teacher of undergraduate students. This full-time position involves teaching 24 credits per year.

Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel. We are seeking someone with a winsome, encouraging and culturally engaged faith. Candidates with experience and evidence of mentoring diverse students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences, are preferred. 

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Teach courses in the College of Nursing.
  • Advise College of Nursing students.
  • Work with the Curriculum and Evaluation Committee and the Dean to revise curriculum as needed.
  • Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned.
  • Engage in scholarship related to his or her field of study.


The successful candidate:

  • Doctorate in Nursing or related field (Master’s degree in related field and applicable experience considered).
  • Successful candidate(s) must have an active and unencumbered Washington Registered Nurse (RN) license or eligibility for obtaining an Washington RN license. Washington RN license required prior to start date.
  • Has current clinical experience of at least three years in the clinical subject area being taught.
  • Has a demonstrated record of successful teaching of nursing skills, concepts, and critical thinking. 
  • Has experience or course work relating to curriculum development, course-creation, and/or designing significant improvements to courses or curricula.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant evangelical faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University.
  • Willingness to apply a faith-based worldview to course design, instruction, and advising.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase understanding of cross-cultural nursing.
  • Indicates a commitment to helping students to achieve overarching nursing program outcomes and learning objectives specific to the courses taught.
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, faculty, university staff, clinical site personnel and its clients/patients, and the general constituency of the University.
  • Models best instructional practices in the classroom, on-line, clinical and/or skills lab setting.
  • Continually develops professional skills in aspiring students through coaching, modeling, evaluation, feedback, and direct instruction.


Dependent on education and experience; and based on the established salary schedule.

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught)
  • Teaching philosophy
  • A list of 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 nursing.
  • A brief narrative describing the candidate’s personal faith journey and church involvements.

Please email your documents to:

Dr. Erin-Joy Bjorge
Dean of the College of Nursing

Contact Information

Northwest University
P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579


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.


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 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. 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. Northwest University's doctoral program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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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