Faculty Position

Instructor in ESL

Position Details

Department Center for English Language Education
Reports To Daniel DeWhitt, Academic Director

Position Summary

Northwest University’s (NU) Center for English Language Education (CELE) is seeking adjunct ESL professors to teach 1-2 ESL classes for international students at our main campus in Kirkland, WA beginning in the Spring 2019 Semester (January 14th – May 10th).  CELE is NU’s intensive English program that serves both degree and non-degree seeking ESL students wanting to improve their English skills.

Instructors need to prepare and deliver lessons, utilize Moodle CMS, give appropriate feedback, and submit grades in a timely matter.  Teachers in our CELE program are expected to attend 1 CELE student event a semester and bi-monthly teacher meetings to the best of their abilities.  


The successful candidate:

  1. Holds a doctorate or master’s degree in TESOL or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Holding an additional CELTA or SIT TESOL Certificate is a plus.
  2. Has a demonstrated record of successful ESL/EFL teaching with student-centered language learning principles.
  3. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  4. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, faculty, university staff, and the general constituency of the University.


Dependent on education and experience, based on set compensation scale.

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation.
  • Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  • Unofficial transcript of graduate degree

Contact Information

Daniel DeWhitt, Academic Director
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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