Faculty Position

Business Faculty Lead

Position Details

Department College of Business and College of Adult & Professional Studies
Reports To Dr. Jim Jessup, jim.jessup@northwestu.edu

Position Summary

The College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS) and College of Business (COB) Faculty Lead oversees curriculum development, conducts student advising, leads faculty acquisition, and coordinates program improvement for the academic programs within the COB that are delivered by CAPS. This may include programs offered through the Adult Evening, Online, Church Partnership Program, Concurrent Credit, and other CAPS programs.

The Faculty Lead is a full-time College of Business faculty appointment eligible for tenure and promotion. The Coordinator reports directly to the CAPS dean or appropriate CAPS director regarding day-to-day management of the CAPS program, including teaching and advising assignments, course assessment, faculty assessment and development, and regular faculty assignment to courses. The COB dean oversees the Faculty Lead’s professional development as a faculty member, teaching outside of CAPS (if any), curriculum development work, and faculty acquisition. The Faculty Lead’s annual reviews and advancement considerations are conducted by both deans. Faculty contracts are usually issued on a 12-month basis by the Provost, at the discretion of both deans and Provost.

Essential Functions

Assignments may include:

Within CAPS:

  • Program curriculum oversight and assessment for the CAPS BA in Organizational Management, BA in Business Management, and to a lesser extent the Master of Business Administration
  • Course development and coordination of faculty developers and course revisions
  • Supporting student recruitment and advisement
  • Faculty recruitment and development
  • Scheduled staff and/or advisor meetings
  • Teaching courses offered through CAPS

Within COB:

  • Scheduled faculty meetings and committees
  • University scheduled faculty meetings and assigned service work
  • Teaching courses offered through the COB


  • Doctorate in Business or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching and directing academic programs at the university level
  • Developing and teaching online and nontraditional courses
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and work well with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and personnel.
  • Significant professional experience demonstrating a high standard of professionalism.
  • Participates in scholarly and/or professional activities.
  • Possesses a demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, interact well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Application Requirements

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae and list of courses taught
  • Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  • A statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study
  • A brief statement describing your personal faith journey and church involvements

Please email the above as one attachment to:  Jim.Jessup@northwestu.edu and Teresa.Gillespie@northwestu.edu

Contact Information

Dr. Jim Jessup
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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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