Arts & Sciences


Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences

Eligible for Benefits



Full-time, 9-month


Position open until filled // Start date in August, 2020

Northwest Christian University Overview

Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Northwest Christian University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Job Summary

The person serving in this position will teach traditional daytime (TUG) and adult degree (ADP) undergraduate courses as needed. TUG courses are face-to-face in a 16 week semester. ADP courses are offered as evening and on-line courses delivered in eight week blocks. The psychology major emphasizes building a strong foundation in psychological science with an integration of faith and learning. The normal teaching load is 24 semester credits per academic year. Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the desire to support the mission of Northwest Christian University are paramount in this position.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by your supervisor.
  • As a ‘teacher-scholar’ actively engage with students in collaborative research and learning activities.
  • Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
  • Maintain and post regular office hours as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
  • Serve on faculty committees, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
  • Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the office of the VPAA for each course taught.
  • Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
  • Facilitate the evaluation of each of your classes each semester and contribute to the evaluation of the curriculum and instruction, ensuring the delivery of quality academic programs.
  • Contribute to development of library resources in area of teaching expertise.
  • Participate in academic and/or licensure advising, as assigned.
  • Follow the current Faculty Handbook as it pertains to faculty roles and responsibilities.
  • Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
  • Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the integration of faith and learning by addressing this issue in class and in curriculum standards.
  • Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

Doctoral degree in psychology preferred, with expertise in forensic psychology a plus. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate university level is essential. The person serving in this position should have a broad knowledge of psychology, preferably in applied areas such as forensic or counseling psychology, and be able to teach such courses as general psychology, social psychology, theories of personality, forensic psychology, abnormal psychology, introduction to counseling skills, cognition, learning, and/or research methods.

Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the NCU Theological Context for Community statement.

Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience utilizing email for the purposes of organizational communications and Moodle course management system a plus.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

  • NCU employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of NCU are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/abuse/pages/mandatory_report.aspx for specific information.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • This position description is subject to change at any time.


Note:  Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation

Application Instructions

NCU employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for NCU Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • NCU Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement of Faith that addresses:
    • how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
    • how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work life;
    • the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support NCU’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
  • Contact information for three references, preferably including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.


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Or mail application materials to:

Dennis Lindsay
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty
Northwest Christian University
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

*Please include all requested materials. Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification.

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