Faculty Position

Dean, College of Business

Position Details

Appointment As negotiated, no later than August 1, 2020
Classification Dean holding tenure track faculty rank and appointment.

Position Summary

The Dean provides strategic leadership in all areas necessary for the success of the College of Business, including: undergraduate and graduate business programs offered in on-ground and online modalities; hiring, support, evaluation and supervision of full-time and adjunct faculty; student recruitment and support; accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and relationships within the business community for student internships, employment of graduates, educational partnerships, and COB involvement in Faith and Work organizations and efforts.

The Dean is a member of the Northwest University Faculty; reports to the Provost; serves on the Dean’s Conferral and Academic Affairs Committee; chairs College of Business meetings; works to improve teaching effectiveness of individual faculty members; monitors enrollment history; coordinates the development, effectiveness and improvement of undergraduate and graduate programs; schedules curricular offerings; manages the budget for the College of Business; and represents the College of Business to all constituencies.

The Dean will also serve a consultative, coordinative and facilitative role in the academic leadership of the university. Success in this role requires the ability to work collegially and cooperatively with fellow deans and university departmental leaders.

  Please see the Opportunity Profile


  1. Holds an earned doctoral degree in Business or associated field.
  2. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  3. Has a proven record of effective leadership in higher education.
  4. Has successful experience with professional accreditors.
  5. Has demonstrated proficiency in the management of fiscal resources.
  6. Is able to articulate the integration of faith and learning within the discipline of Business and shows willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in curricular and course design, instruction, and advising.
  7. Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the general constituency of the university and the College of Business.
  8. Models best instructional practices with faculty and students.
  9. Able to supervise faculty who prepare students for business careers and have positive impact on student learning.
  10. Able to develop professional skills in faculty and students through coaching, modeling and direct instruction.
  11. Candidates with leadership/management experience in business (for-profit or non-profit) or government are encouraged to apply.
  12. Candidates with experience mentoring diverse students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, are preferred.


Dependent on education and experience; and based on the established salary schedule.

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, a complete application must include: (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; (4) statement of your understanding of a desirable relationship between Christian faith and the educational mission of the university; (5) brief statement of personal faith journey including church involvements. The search will continue until an adequate number of qualified applicants have been identified.

Please email your application to the address below.

Contact Information

James Heugel, PhD
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. 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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