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Assistant Professor of Communications

Northwestern College invites applications for a tenure-track position in a growing communications program beginning August 2015.

We seek a communications generalist with expertise in journalism and/or public relations and the ability to teach courses in media law, journalism, advertising, converged media platforms, social and emerging media, mass media and society, as well as new courses. The successful candidate will also be responsible for advising the student newspaper and journalism practicum, internship supervision, and advising and recruiting students.

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. or M.A. in communication or a related field, professional experience, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and college service. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern College seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who will support the college’s mission, Reformed and evangelical identity, and commitment to Christian liberal arts as expressed in our Vision for Learning.

Interested candidates should complete an application online (below). Also send an email message with attachments: a letter of interest and CV to deanoffaculty@nwciowa.edu.


  • Applying to NWC
  • We accept applications only for current staff positions posted on our website. Applications for faculty positions are accepted on an ongoing basis. If you have a recent application on file with us, you may contact the human resources office to be considered for additional staff openings. Please update your application before applying for a new position. A completed and signed application is required for all open positions before an individual is considered an applicant. Resumes do not substitute for a completed application.

    Current employees may submit a Transfer Request and submit a current resumé for this position.

    Submit a letter of application, a resume or vitae, employment application and any additional required files to:

    Dr. Adrienne Forgette
    Dean of the Faculty
    Northwestern College
    101 7th St SW
    Orange City, IA 51041

    712-707-7077
    deanoffaculty@nwciowa.edu

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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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