Employment Opportunity: Faculty Member in Psychology

Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university with a rich liberal arts tradition, is located in Nampa, Idaho. NNU's location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting. The proximity to Boise, the state's capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum. The University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NNU has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master's level universities in the west. The University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.

Department Statement

NNU’s Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice has about 75 students with diverse interests and goals, and offers scientist/practitioner and interdisciplinary, pre-counseling majors. In addition, the department serves about one-third of the students on campus through general education and support courses each year. Students in the department regularly present research papers at state, regional, and national professional conferences. Upon graduation, some majors pursue doctoral degrees (in which they are very competitive), some go directly into the field of human services, while others enter graduate programs and/or professions not directly related to the discipline of psychology (e.g., business, law). The department’s faculty members enjoy a high level of collegiality within the department, and with faculty and students from other departments across campus.

Description of Position

The Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position to begin spring or fall semester 2015.  This faculty member will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in general psychology and psychology research, and will advise majors.  Modest ongoing research that involves students is expected. Northwest Nazarene University embraces diversity and therefore encourages all who are qualified to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D., PsyD, ABD is preferred in clinical psychology or other closely related field in psychology is required, a M.S. may be considered.  Preference will be given candidates with the degree completed, demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching, and the ability to teach introductory and advanced research and statistical methods, social psychology, leadership and motivation, psychology of learning, and/or psychology of religion.  The university requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU.


The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant. Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application must be received, including the following:

  • Letter of interest 
  • NNU Application Form 
  • Curriculum vita
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission requirements
  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
  • Two reference letters from professional associates
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official required upon hire)

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

Office of Human Resources
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID  83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax:  (208) 467-8587 

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).