Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Business

Position Details

Appointment August 15, 2020

Position Summary

Northwest University seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor in Business (tenure track) to begin August 2020. A Ph.D. (or D.B.A.) in accounting, finance, economics or other business field. Highly qualified candidates with an MBA or Master of Accounting and professional experience will be considered. 

Teach undergraduate and some MBA business courses in accounting, finance or other business fields. Work with the Dean and Business School faculty on curriculum development and assessment. Mentor students. Participate in the governance functions of the University as assigned.


  • Holds a Ph.D. or D.B.A. in accounting, finance, economics or related business field. MBA or Masters in Accounting with accounting experience will be considered.
  • Professional work experience, preferably in accounting.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience with documentation of success in teaching, advising and mentoring relationships. Candidates with experience mentoring diverse students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, preferred.
  • Participates in scholarly and/or professional activities.
  • Possesses a demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University.
  • Shows willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design, instruction, and advising.
  • Models best instructional practices in the classroom setting.
  • Committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and the general constituency of the University.


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

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, a complete application must include: (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; (4) statement of your understanding of a desirable relationship between Christian faith and the educational mission of the university; (5) brief statement of personal faith journey including church involvements. The search will continue until an adequate number of qualified applicants have been identified.

Please email your documents to:

Teresa Gillespie, J.D.
Dean of the College of Business

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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