Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Counseling or Psychology

Position Details

Department College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Reports To Matt Nelson
Appointment August 15, 2020

Position Summary

Northwest University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant/associate professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Counseling Psychology. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses in counselor education or counseling psychology in either our MA in Clinical Mental Health or PsyD in Counseling Psychology program. Faculty members are expected to develop and engage in scholarly activities, and service to the University and the field of counseling. Familiarity with secondary accrediting bodies (i.e., APA or CACREP) is preferred.

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.

Essential Functions

  1. Teach in the graduate counseling program
  2. Advise and mentor assigned students
  3. Participate in CSBS department and university committees and activities
  4. Attend and assist with departmental events including New Student Welcome Night, Orientation and Registration, cohort events, and graduation celebrations
  5. Performs other work-related duties as assigned
  6. Participate in academic research, and produce scholarly presentations and publications 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program or Psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching
  • Two (2) years of demonstrated success as a licensed clinical mental health counselor or psychologist.
  • Evidence of strong clinical counseling and supervision skills
  • Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ with an ability to integration of faith and learning
  • Ability to use technology in instruction
  • Ability to use an online course management system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard)
  • Affiliation with the American Counseling Association or American Psychological Association and any of its divisions
  • Is committed to diversity, multicultural counseling, and social justice
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has had successful teaching experience at the university level
  • Has experience teaching online graduate counseling courses
  • Preferred knowledge about state licensure standards
  • Knowledgeable about CACREP or APA accreditation standards
  • Involvement in ongoing research and scholarly activities in counseling


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

Application Requirements

  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
  5. A brief statement describing your personal faith journey and church involvements

Please email your documents to:

Matt Nelson
Dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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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