Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Youth Ministry

Position Details

Reports To College of Ministry
Appointment August 15, 2017
Classification Faculty, Tenure track, Full time

Position Summary

Lead the Youth & Family and the Children & Family Ministries majors.  Teach courses in Youth & Family and Children & Family Ministries curriculum.  Work with the Dean of the College of Ministry in counseling advisees and guiding curriculum development.


1.  Holds graduate degree in the field of Children's Ministries, Family Life or related field. 
2.  Scholarly background in theology of ministry and development psychology.
3.  A minimum of five years experience as a children's and/or youth pastor in a local church.
4.  Possess a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and the Spirit-filled life.
5.  Demonstrates integration of faith and learning.
6.  Must either hold ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God or be eligible and willing to seek such.
7.  Shows willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design and instruction and advising.
8.  Committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff, the six sponsoring Assemblies of God districts and network organizations, and the general constituency of the University.
9.  Models best instructional practices in the classroom setting.
10.  Able to prepare students for careers in Children's and Youth Ministry and have a positive impact on student learning.
11.  Able to develop professional skills in aspiring students through coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.
12.  Experience in coordinating student internships would be helpful.


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

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following as one document to wayde.goodall@northwestu.edu:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae and if available, a teaching portfolio
  • Names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references
  • Statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study
  • A brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements

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.

Contact Information

Dr. Wayde Goodall
Northwest University
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083
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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.

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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