Faculty Position

Mental Health Nursing Instructor

Position Details

Department Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing
Reports To Dean, Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing
Close Date Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified.
Classification Adjunct Faculty, Part-time

Position Summary

Teach and supervise the learning of junior year, baccalaureate nursing students in mental health nursing both lecture and clinical settings.

Essential Functions

  1. Has a demonstrated record of successful teaching of nursing skills, concepts, and critical thinking.
  2. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  3. Demonstrates a commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
  4. Shows willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design and instruction, and advising.
  5. Seeks opportunities to increase understanding of cross-cultural nursing.
  6. Indicates a commitment to helping students to achieve overarching nursing program objectives and learning objectives specific to the courses taught.
  7. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, faculty, university staff, clinical site personnel and its clients/patients, and the general constituency of the University.
  8. Models best instructional practices in the clinical or skills lab setting.
  9. Continually develops professional skills in aspiring students through coaching, modeling, evaluation, feedback, and direct instruction.


  1. Holds appropriate degrees from accredited colleges or universities:
    1. Masters degree or higher in nursing, or
    2. Bachelors degree in nursing with a Masters degree in nursing or a related field.
  2. Holds a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
  3. Has current clinical experience of at least three years in the clinical subject area being taught.


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.
  5. Brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements.

Contact Information

Erin-Joy Bjorge, Dean of the School of Nursing
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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