Faculty Position

Director of Creatio Center for Technology

Position Details

Reports To Provost
Appointment January 2, 2019, or as the position is filled
Close Date December 31, 2018 or until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

Found and direct the development of the Creatio Center for Technology. The Creatio Center for Technology is envisioned to prepare students to assume leadership positions as creative professionals in the software, game, music and video industries. Students in the CCT will learn to integrate Christian story, themes, and worldview with artistic vision and cutting-edge technical skills in video production, visual design, and sound design. Building on the University’s established strengths in creative writing, sound production, and music industry business the university intends for the offerings of this center to include game development, app development, video production and sound production.

The new director will guide the choice and timing of degrees to be offered and modality of delivery, establish the curriculum, recruit and manage faculty, and teach in areas of strength, The director is a member of the Northwest University Faculty; reports to the provost; serves on the Dean’s Conferral and Academic Affairs Committee; works to improve the teaching effectiveness of individual faculty members; monitors enrollment and works with admissions staff to recruit students; coordinates the development, assessment and improvement of academic programs; schedules curricular offerings; manages the budget; and represents the center to all constituencies.

The director also serves in 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 other dean level and university departmental leaders. 

This is a faculty position, tenure track, full time.


  1. Either a graduate degree (doctorate preferred) in the field of Game Development, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field; or  a bachelor’s degree with eight years of experience in the field.
  2. A deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  3. A proven record of effective teaching and administrative leadership in computer technology.
  4. Five years’ experience in the technology industry.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in the management of fiscal resources.
  6. Candidates with experience and evidence of mentoring minority students and in promoting women in technology preferred.
  7. Ability to articulate the integration of faith and learning within the discipline of computer technology and willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in curricular and course design, instruction, and advising.
  8. Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the various relevant constituencies of the University.
  9. Ability to model best instructional practices in the classroom setting.
  10. Ability to coordinate student internships and help place students in technology jobs.


Dependent 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 the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study; and (5) brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements. 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.

Contact Information

James R. Heugel, Ph.D., Provost
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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