Faculty Position

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Public Theology

Position Details

Reports To Dr. Joshua Ziefle
Appointment Fall 2020
Classification Faculty/Tenure Track/Full-time

Essential Functions

  • Design and teach distinct faith integration courses in each of our University graduate programs.
  • Work with University deans and administrators to address continuing graduate-level faith integration efforts.
  • Represent College of Ministry in joint College of Ministry and College of Business Faith & Work initiatives.
  • Communicate publicly on issues of concern for the Church in relationship to broader culture.


  • Hold terminal degree in Theology, Ethics, Religion, or related field.
  • Exhibit scholarly abilities in the area of public theology and related topics.
  • Possess a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, the Christian Scriptures, the Spirit-filled life, and the life and work of the Church.
  • Demonstrate significant integration of faith and learning in scholarship, teaching, and personal life as well as a commitment to a Christian worldview.
  • Candidates with experience and evidence of mentoring diverse students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, preferred.
  • Have regular involvement in the life of a local worshipping Christian congregation.
  • Subscribe to the Northwest University Statement of Faith, and operate in alignment with all approved policies and procedures including the University’s Community Affirmation Statement and Policy on Sexual Morality.
  • Hold ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God or be eligible and willing to seek such.
  • Demonstrate history of positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, congregations and denominational bodies, and the other related constituencies of the University.
  • Model best instructional practices in the classroom setting.
  • Demonstrate track record of effectiveness in teaching and mentoring students at the graduate level.
  • Possess significant ability to navigate sensitive contemporary issues with maturity and tact, approaching them in an even-handed perspective while “speaking the truth in love.”


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

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae, and if available, a teaching portfolio
  3. Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  4. A statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study

Applications may be submitted by email as PDF attachments to Joshua.Ziefle@northwestu.edu

Contact Information

Dr. Joshua Ziefle, Dean of the College of Ministry
Northwest University
P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579

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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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