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Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Tenure Track)

Northwest University
Kirkland, Washington State

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Position Summary

Northwest University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor in English with expertise in composition, writing pedagogy, rhetoric, or a closely related field (ABD considered). The candidate must be an energetic, enthusiastic teacher/scholar who is committed to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. The applicant will teach general education composition and upper-level professional writing courses in the English department. The candidate will serve as composition coordinator supporting instructors in first-year composition courses from remedial to expository and research writing. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching as well as meaningful faith integration in the curriculum of a given course.

Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the Church, and the gospel. We are seeking someone with a winsome, encouraging, and culturally engaged faith. Candidates with experience mentoring diverse students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, are preferred. 

Application review will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will begin in January – February 2023. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Teach writing courses in the English curriculum (24 credits per year) on campus.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Work with the program chair and dean to revise English curriculum as needed.
  • Develop new courses as needed in candidate’s area of research and teaching.
  • Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned.
  • Engage in scholarship alongside their teaching, related to their field of writing studies.


  • Ph.D. in English (composition) or a closely related field (advanced ABD will be considered).
  • Undergraduate-level teaching experience, with documentation of success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships; experience teaching online or running a writing center are advantages.
  • A collegial orientation and a willingness to work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments.
  • A commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant evangelical faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University and the Assemblies of God.
  • Willingness to apply a faith-based worldview to course design, instruction, and advising.


Dependent on education and experience and is based upon the established faculty salary schedule starting at the assistant/associate professor rank.

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught)
  • Teaching portfolio
  • A list of three professional references with e-mail and phone contact information
  • A statement explaining how the candidate’s Christian faith shapes their approach to the field of English
  • A brief narrative describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation
  • A one-page research statement that outlines their scholarly goals (optional)

Applications should be submitted by email to Sarah Drivdahl, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at [email protected] The search committee will begin reviewing applications in December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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