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Current Faculty Openings

Thanks for your interest in a career at Whitworth University. Below you will find links directing you to our current faculty openings. If you have any questions please email

To Apply

Below each position title you will find a link titled Submit Whitworth Application. This link will take you to the Whitworth application system. The following documents are required to complete the online application:

1. Cover letter

2. Résumé

3. The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three academic/professional references

4. A one-page document describing your personal commitment to the Christian faith


Click here to view a message from the provost providing guidance and resources for writing the essay on Christian faith that is requested as part of the application for all Whitworth University faculty positions.

Click here for a statement regarding Whitworth’s Christ-Centered Rationale for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



DPT Faculty Positions
Full-time, Tenure Track
Application Review Begins: Monday, February 1, 2021 . Position will remain open until filled.
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Whitworth University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program invites applications and nominations for multiple 12-month tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty positions to join its founding DPT faculty. The program will prepare DPT graduates with the leadership, professional and clinical competencies, and moral courage to collaboratively lead health teams and be effective movement system experts in the promotion of health of individuals, communities, and our diverse society. Our program is avidly preparing to submit an Application for Candidacy to CAPTE in Fall 2021.  Job Description

Lecturer in School Counseling
Application Review Begins: Monday, April 26, 2021 . Position will remain open until filled.
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This position will report to the Associate Dean Graduate Studies in Education & Diversity Initiatives and/or the Director for School Counseling and Social and Social Emotional Learning Programs. This position will provide instruction to graduate students enrolled in the School Counseling and Social Emotional Learning programs. Instruction will take place in both the classroom as well as placement sites through site supervision for both practicum and internship experiences. All courses will be taught in the evening or weekends.  Job Description

Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education
Full-time, Tenure Track
Application Review Begins: Thursday, April 15, 2021 . Position will remain open until filled.
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Reporting to the Dean of the SOE, the Margo Long Chair in Gifted Education is an experienced, dynamic, visionary teacher and scholar providing a local, regional, and national voice in gifted education. This position is fully funded by an endowment provided to Whitworth University. It is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Margo Long, the founder of the Center for Gifted Education at Whitworth and a beloved faculty member at the University for over 30 years. Working with our Director of our Gifted Education program, the Margo Long chair will focus in three main areas: 1. Pursuing strong, innovative research aimed at furthering an understanding of gifted education programming and equitable instructional practices; 2. Overseeing our regular Whitworth Center for Gifted Education Institutes aimed at professional development for educators across the state and nation, and; 3. Preparing educators for leadership roles in gifted education as classroom teachers or gifted education specialists.  Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology
Application Review Begins: Monday, March 1, 2021 . Position will remain open until filled.
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The Sociology Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology with an emphasis on criminal justice. The anticipated full-time load will consist primarily of teaching undergraduate courses in the Criminal Justice major including course such as Deviance, Policing, Crime and the Media, Courts and Corrections, and Delinquency.  Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Physics
Full-time, Non-Tenure
Application Review Begins: Monday, June 7, 2021 . Position will remain open until filled.
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We invite applicants who are passionate about teaching science to a diverse group of undergraduates to join a department committed to excellence in teaching. The majority of the teaching done by the successful candidate will be introductory physics (both lecture and lab) for STEM majors. In addition, the department values candidates who are excited about and well-qualified to do one of the following: • prepare elementary education majors to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers of physical science • teach students interested in environmental science • introduce physical science (e.g., astronomy) to students majoring outside of STEM • teach upper-division physics laboratory courses A full-time load is 21 teaching load credits per year (3 credits for lecture courses and 1.5 credits for laboratory sections).  Job Description


Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.