Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Counseling

Position Details

Appointment August 15, 2018

Position Summary

Full-time, tenure-track faculty member within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to guide students in clinical training, teach graduate counseling courses, and conduct scholarly research. The faculty member is also expected to fully participate in CSBS department and University life including committee work and other institution activities.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise students in their clinical training.
  • Teach in the graduate counseling program.
  • Participate in academic research, and produce scholarly presentations and publications. 
  • Participate in CSBS department and university committees and activities
  • Attend and assist with departmental events including New Student Welcome Night, Orientation and Registration, cohort events, and graduation celebrations.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  • Has a Ph.D., Ed.D., or Candidacy Status in Counseling Education from a CACREP accredited program.
  • Licensed as a LMHC in Washington State (or is license eligible in Washington State).
  • Preferred involvement in ongoing research in counseling and is published.
  • Has had successful teaching experience at the university level.
  • Preferred knowledge about state licensure standards for LMHC.
  • Knowledgeable about CACREP standards preferred.
  • 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.
  • Is committed to diversity, intercultural education, and multicultural psychology, and is committed to communicating the ethos of “psychology, culture and social justice” for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Is committed to the development of skills in his/her students by coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.
  • Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, a Spirit-filled life, and demonstrates integration of faith and learning.
  • Has compassion and a commitment to serve poor and underserved groups in keeping with the vision of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to integrate psychology, culture and social justice.
  • Must have commitment to the values of NU and the CSBS vision.
  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.


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

Contact Information

Matt Nelson, PhD
Northwest University
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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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