Faculty Position

Director of Clinical Training / Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

Position Details

Reports To Dr. Matt Nelson
Appointment January 3, 2017
Classification Full-time, tenure-track

Position Summary

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

Essential Functions

  • Oversee students’ clinical training including skill development, training site quality, site contracts, supervisors’ qualifications, and student and site evaluations.  
  • Teach in the PsyD program, including clinical training courses (e.g practicum, advanced practicum, pre-internship, and internship).
  • Maintain relationships with and develop new clinical training sites for students. 
  • Remain informed of APA clinical training standards and WA state clinical training requirements for licensure.
  • 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, PsyD Orientation, and PsyD graduation celebrations.
  • Participate in NCSPP, APA, and other professional conferences regularly.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned. 


  • Has a Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Current psychologist license in Washington State or license eligible.
  • Prefer involvement in ongoing research in psychology and is published.
  • Has had successful teaching experience at the university level.
  • 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

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae, and if available, a teaching portfolio
  • 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 

Contact Information

Dr. Matt Nelson
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.

Educational Goals

In view of its distinctive philosophy, Northwest University seeks to provide education which will introduce the student to the organized fields of learning and will acquaint the student with the Christian theistic view of the world and of people and their culture. Such an education is intended to develop the whole person in a balanced and useful manner.

The academic program includes majors and areas of concentration in over forty fields of study including ten graduate programs. Sixty-seven full-time faculty members and seventy-three part-time instructors teach 1,740 students. Over sixty-seven percent of the faculty holds the doctoral degree, twenty-four percent are tenured, and forty-three percent are women.


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. The University also 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.

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