Faculty, Doctor of Psychology Program - Fall 2023



Faculty, Doctor of Psychology Program - Fall 2023




Faculty, Doctor of Psychology Program - Fall 2023


College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
NNU’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences encompasses degrees across three primary areas, including Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice; Master’s degrees in Social Work and Counselor Education; and a Doctorate in Psychology.  The Counselor Education department offers three areas of emphasis: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; and School Counseling.  They are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  The Master’s program in Social Work offers two areas of specialization: Clinical Mental Health and Addictions and Integrated Clinical and Community Practice.  They are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The Psychology department has admitted its first cohort of doctoral students in Fall 2022.  They will be pursuing accreditation through the American Psychological Association.
Psychology Department
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology is focused on training students to be practitioner-scholars who integrate faith/spirituality into clinical work as clinical psychologists.  The PsyD program is built on three pillars of clinical competence, academic rigor, and faith integration. Graduates of this program will be prepared for licensure in the practice of clinical psychology, which takes many forms including, but not limited to, psychotherapy/counseling, psychological and cognitive assessment, and program administration.

Description of Position
NNU’s College of Behavioral and Social Science is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position (rank dependent upon experience) in PsyD department beginning Fall of 2023 with major responsibilities in teaching and supporting research in the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program.  We are seeking candidates with expertise in the provision of evidence-based mental health assessments and interventions across a diverse range of populations and settings, as well as specialized areas of interest. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality clinical training, supervision, and teaching, along with a vision for expanding psychology services and programs provided to children, youth, and families with a particular emphasis on underserved communities. We strongly encourage applicants who would enhance the diversity of our faculty.  


Primary duties include:

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


Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an APA accredited Psychology program (PhD or PsyD)
  • Strong interest in mentoring students throughout the dissertation process
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Desire to be an active learner to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • The university requires that all candidates be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition). Faculty must be comfortable with the mission and agree to live within the lifestyle values of NNU

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in research, including quantitative research or statistical application
  • Successful higher education teaching experience 
  • Licensed in the State of Idaho or eligible to become licensed in the State of Idaho


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 Oct, 2022

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).