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Part Time Professor: Children, Poverty, and Development

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Position Summary

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northwest University is hiring an adjunct professor for a fall start course entitled Children, Poverty, and Development for the MA in International Community Development program. This course will be taught on campus, but utilization of our learning management system Discovery is required for some functions.

The MAICD program is cohort-based, and as such fosters a strong sense of supportive community. Classes in the MAICD program are small, interactive, and academically rigorous. Our community is a supportive Christian university which is welcoming to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

“Children, Poverty, and Development” (3 credits over 8 weeks)

Course Description: Prevention and advocacy for children at risk and the creation of healthy environments and communities for children are the two main foci of this course.

 Dates: This course is scheduled to be taught during the first eight weeks of fall semester (Sept. 3 – Oct. 22, 2015), on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, from 6-10 pm.

Essential Functions

  1. Adapt syllabus from the pre-developed online course to create a syllabus for this on-campus course.
  2. Prepare for and conduct classes, utilizing our Discovery learning management systems. 
  3. Assess student work and give appropriate feedback. 
  4. Submit grades in a timely manner.
  5. Performs other work-related duties as assigned. 


  1. MA in a related field required. PhD strongly preferred.
  2. Experience in the field of child-focused community development.
  3. At least 2 years teaching experience preferred.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.


Lisa San Martin
PO Box 579
5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Application Requirements

To be considered a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements

Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.

Northwest University

Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry, business, and commercial activities.

Mission Statement

We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.

In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.

Educational Goals

In view of its distinctive philosophy, Northwest University seeks to provide education which will introduce the student to the organized fields of learning and will acquaint the student with the Christian theistic view of the world and of people and their culture. Such an education is intended to develop the whole person in a balanced and useful manner.

The academic program includes majors and areas of concentration in over forty fields of study including ten graduate programs. Sixty-seven full-time faculty members and seventy-three part-time instructors teach 1,740 students. Over sixty-seven percent of the faculty holds the doctoral degree, twenty-four percent are tenured, and forty-three percent are women.


Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Assemblies of God. The University also holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Northwest University's College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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