Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Ministry

Position Details

Department College of Ministry and College of Adult & Professional Studies
Reports To Dr. Jim Jessup
Appointment June 1, 2016

Position Summary

Full-time, tenure-track faculty member within the College of Ministry (COM) to oversee curriculum development, conduct student advising, lead faculty acquisition, teach Adult Evening and online courses, and coordinate program improvement for the academic ministry programs that are delivered by the College of Adult and Professional Studies.  (CAPS programs include Adult Evening, NU Online, Church Partnership and Concurrent Credit).  The faculty member is also expected to fully participate in College of Ministry department and university life including committee work and other institution activities.

Essential Functions

Within CAPS:

Program curriculum oversight and assessment for the following CAPS-delivered programs: Ministry Leadership (certificate, associate, bachelor), Master of Ministry, and Master of Arts in Bible and Theology
Course development and coordination of faculty developers
Faculty recruitment and development
Support student recruitment and advisement
Liaison with churches regarding internship courses
Scheduled staff and/or advisor meetings
Teach courses offered through CAPS

Within COM:

Scheduled faculty meetings and committees
Participate in the governance functions of the University as assigned
Teach courses offered through the COM


Doctorate in Ministry or related field
Ministerial credentials in good standing with the Assemblies of God
Demonstrated expertise in teaching and directing academic programs at the university level
Teaching online and nontraditional courses
Developing online and nontraditional courses
Ability to multi-task, solve problems, and work well with a diverse student population.
Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and personnel.
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. Jim Jessup
Dr. Jim Jessup
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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