Faculty in Educational Research-Doctoral Program (Fall 2022)



Faculty in Educational Research-Doctoral Program (Fall 2022)


Faculty in Educational Research, Doctoral Program (Fall 2022)


College of Education
The College of Education at Northwest Nazarene University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in the preparation of educators.  Accredited doctoral degree programs lead to a PhD or EdD in Educational Leadership. Additional graduate programs lead to education specialist or masters' degrees.  NNU is the only Idaho private Educator Preparation Program to receive national accreditation through The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and full approval of all programs by the Idaho State Board of Education. 


Graduate and undergraduate education programs have strong working relationships with school districts across the state, educational organizations statewide, and with the Idaho State Department of Education, located in Boise.  We are a group of faculty committed to maintaining and expanding the diversity of our student body and faculty.  We believe in the importance of community within a Christian context and strive to develop a supportive environment for the personal, professional and educational growth of students and faculty.  We continually endeavor to preserve and enhance our strong reputation for quality programs in the education profession.  


Description of Position
NNU’s College of Education is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position (rank dependent upon experience) in Graduate Education beginning fall of 2022 with major responsibilities in teaching and supporting research in the doctoral programs. Northwest Nazarene University embraces diversity and therefore encourages all who are qualified to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising between 6 – 8 dissertations and capstone projects
  • Teaching online doctoral and Education Specialist courses 
  • Advising doctoral students
  • Serving on doctoral committees
  • Engaging in research and scholarly endeavors
  • Developing online courses as required
  • Collaborating with colleagues in local schools, agencies, and the university
  • Providing meaningful service to the university, community, and to the profession


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in the area of educational leadership or related fields
  • Expertise in research, including quantitative research or statistical application
  • Established research agenda
  • Successful teaching experience
  • Strong interest in mentoring students throughout the dissertation process
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • The university requires that all candidates be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan traditions). Faculty must be comfortable with the mission and agree to live within the lifestyle values of NNU


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in educational leadership 
  • Experience developing and teaching courses in an online environment
  • Certificated K-12 teaching experience or experience teaching in higher education
  • Certificated K-12 or higher education administration experience


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.

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 18 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).