Faculty in Biblical Studies-Fall 2022



Faculty in Biblical Studies-Fall 2022



Faculty in Biblical Studies - Fall 202


College of Theology and Christian Ministries
The College of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University has a respected tradition of service to the institution, the denomination, and the communities of southwest Idaho. The College consists of the undergraduate Department of Philosophy and Religion (which services the general education program of the University and offers several academic majors: Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, Intercultural Ministry, Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, Religious Studies, Worship Arts, and Youth Ministry) and the Graduate School of Theology (which offers fully online Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees in Missional Leadership; Pastoral Ministry; Spiritual Formation; and Youth, Children, and Family Ministry). The College presently consists of ten full-time faculty members who are actively engaged in both academic conversations and church ministry.

Description of Position
The College of Theology and Christian Ministries of Northwest Nazarene University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Biblical Studies (rank and specialty open) to begin in the Fall of 2022. This position will include teaching courses in Biblical Studies--both general education courses in Biblical Studies and online master’s courses in Biblical Studies as well as more specialized courses according to the candidate’s expertise.  The position demands someone committed to mentoring and effective academic advising, and all faculty have important governance responsibilities within the College and the broader University. 

Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration, and students. Women and persons of diverse ethnicities are especially encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicants are preferred to possess a completed Ph.D. in a discipline within the field of Biblical Studies (although ABD will be considered). Strong candidates will have a proven track record in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, understand teaching ministry as a Christian vocation, and demonstrate active engagement and contribution to biblical and theological scholarship through publication and academic service. Strong candidates will also value teaching and mentoring a variety of students as well as the place of theological scholarship. Candidates need to be ordained ministers or pursing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. The University and College require that all candidates be willing to help advance the mission and vision of the University, and be an active participant in the Church of the Nazarene.

Salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of the candidate. Full-time faculty receive 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.


Direct questions to:
Brent D. Peterson, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Theology and Christian Ministries
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Email: bdpeterson@nnu.edu

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • NNU application
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates

For Faculty positions, also include:

  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

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

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

Reviewed 7 Jun, 2021

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).