Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

Position Details

Reports To Dean of CSBS
Appointment Mid-August 2019

Position Summary


This tenure-track faculty position consists of teaching an academic load in the PsyD program, participating in PsyD program activities (e.g., advising, mentoring), engaging in research and/or scholarship, and providing consultative support to faculty in their research activities. The faculty member is also expected to fully participate in University life including committee work and other institution activities. Note: This position is contingent on approval by the University’s budgeting process.

Northwest University's doctoral program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Essential Functions

1. Teach 18 credits in the Doctor of Psychology program, including research methodology and statistics.

2. Participate in Psy.D. program activities including: student instruction, advising, and affairs; policies and procedures; program assessment and refinement; and, faculty professional development.

3. Provide oversight of research-related academic instruction, dissertation quality, and support of Psy.D. student research.

4. Offer consultative support to program faculty in research activities and related professional development.

5. Participate in CSBS department and university meetings and committees.

6. Attend and assist with departmental events including New Student Welcome Night, Psy.D. Orientation and Registration, Psy.D. cohort events, and Psy.D. graduation celebrations.

7. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  • Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Licensed Psychologist or license-eligible in the State of Washington (preferred but not required).
  • Experience teaching graduate level psychology curriculum, particularly research methodology and statistics.
  • Experience conducting scientific research, with a track record of publishing.
  • An established program of research (preferred).
  • A deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, a Spirit-filled life, and an integration of faith and learning.
  • Endorsement of Northwest University’s values and the ethos of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences—“psychology, culture and social justice”.
  • Committed to establishing positive mentoring relationships with a diverse student body and to students’ skill development through coaching, modeling, and direction instruction.
  • Dedication to maintaining positive, professional relationships with faculty, staff, and the general constituency of Northwest University.
  • Strong interpersonal, organization, and creative skills.
  • Dedication to a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  • Willingness to be flexible and accommodate program needs after general business hours.


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

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit the following:

  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 involvement

Applications may be submitted by email as PDF attachments to Dr. Matt Nelson, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at matt.nelson@northwestu.edu.

Contact Information

Matt Nelson, PhD
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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