Application process

  1. To start the application process, complete a Northwestern College application for employment. Submitted applications will be directed to the academic affairs office for faculty openings or to the human resources office for staff openings.
  2. Email additional requested documents (résumé, cover letter, vitae or transcripts) as specified to the person/office listed in the online job posting.
  3. Completed application materials will be distributed to hiring offices, search committees or academic departments for review and consideration. Applicant files will be considered incomplete until all required materials are provided.
  4. From the applicant pool, hiring departments or search committees will determine which candidates to interview and will contact those candidates.
  5. Applicants not selected to be interviewed may be notified of their status prior to interviews of selected candidates.
  6. After on-campus interviews are completed, an offer of employment will be extended.
  7. In order to ensure the safety of the college’s students, faculty and staff, candidates who accept an offer of employment from Northwestern will be required to undergo a criminal background check. A credit check will be required for positions involving financial matters or the handling of cash. A background check authorization form will be sent with the faculty contract or staff letter of appointment and should be returned to the human resources office. An offer for employment is contingent on a satisfactory background check.
  8. Once the position has been filled or closed, the remaining applicants will be notified.
  9. Faculty applications are retained for two years but are considered current for 90 days. If, after that time, an applicant wishes to be considered for employment, a new application may be required.
  10. Staff applications are retained for two years but are considered current for 90 days. If, after that time, an applicant wishes to be considered for employment, a new application may be required.

Smoking prohibited at Northwestern College

Effective July 1, 2008, the Iowa Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking anywhere on the entire Northwestern College campus, including college-owned or leased vehicles and vehicles parked in college parking lots. The new law imposes penalties for noncompliance on both the smoker and the institution in the event of a violation.

Campus security

Northwestern College is concerned about the security of its campus community. In compliance with the Clery Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542), we provide our crime statistics and security policies to current students and employees, as well as prospective students and employees of the college.

NWC at a glance

Northwestern College is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and located in Orange City, Iowa. Recognized for its strong academic program, vibrant campus community and unwavering Christian commitment, it has been preparing young people to serve Christ in the world for more than 125 years.

1882 Year founded
1,200 Enrollment
40+ Majors
RCA Affiliation: Reformed Church in America
12,000+ Alumni
14:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
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