Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Education

Position Details

Department College of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Reports To Ronald B. Jacobson, Ph.D., Dean
Appointment August 15, 2017
Close Date On or before July 15, 2017 or until the position is filled.
Classification Faculty, Tenure track, nine-month

Essential Functions

Teach graduate and undergraduate students in professional education courses. Work with the dean and the faculty of the College of Education on curriculum development and assessment. Share the academic advising load with other members of the faculty. Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the field, as assigned. Serve on interview, student performance evaluation, and research review teams.



  • Holds a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in curriculum & instruction, elementary education, guidance counseling, school psychology, educational administration/leadership, or related field; master’s level applicants pursuing doctorates in education will be considered.
  • Can document experience and success as an instructor in adult education and/or as a teacher or administrator in K-12 schools, public or independent.
  • Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • 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.
  • Committed to preparing educators, who will have a positive impact on student learning.


  • Holds professional educator certification, issued by one or more states.
  • Presents evidence of scholarship: professional presentations and/or publications.
  • Experience in elementary or secondary education at the classroom level.
  • Demonstrates integration of Christian faith and learning in the classroom.
  • Able to develop professional skills in aspiring and practicing teachers through coaching, modeling, and direct instruction. 


Depending 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 documents and information: (1) letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae and, if available, a teaching portfolio; (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; (4) statement of your understanding of the relationship between and integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study; and (5) brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements. 

Contact Information

Ronald B. Jacobson, Ph.D., Dean
College of Education
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.

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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