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Asst or Assoc Professor of History

College of Arts and Sciences

Reports to: Dr. Darrell Hobson, Dean


August 15, 2016

Position Summary

Northwest University is seeking a PhD in History with a major field in World History or Modern European History. The candidate must be an energetic, enthusiastic scholar/teacher who is committed to helping undergraduate students achieve their educational goals.  The successful candidate will teach survey courses and upper division courses in world, European and non-western history depending on qualification and fields of study.

Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply.

Application review will begin in January 2016 and will continue until the position is filled, which is a tenure track position.

Essential Functions

  • Effectively teach undergraduate courses in History (24 credits per year)
  • Advise undergraduate History students.
  • Work with the department chair and the College of Arts and Science’s Dean in curriculum development and assist in assessment of student learning and program effectiveness.
  • Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned.
  • Engage in scholarship related to teaching and research in the field of History appropriate to the candidate’s doctoral preparation.


  • Ph.D. in History with a major field in World or Modern European history.  Desirable subfields would include non-western history such as African, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history. (ABD will be considered with relevant experience).
  • College-level teaching experience required with documentation of success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships.
  • A collegial orientation and a willingness to work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments.
  • A commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University and the Assemblies of God.
  • Willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design and instruction, and advising.


Dr. Darrell Hobson


Dependent on education and experience, and based upon the established faculty salary schedule.

Application Requirements

For consideration, please submit all of the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae, and, if available, teaching portfolio
  • Recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with e-mail and phone contact information
  • A statement explaining how the candidate’s Christian faith shapes his or her approach to the discipline of History.
  • A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation.
  • Other information may be requested in the interview process.

Submissions should be sent to:

Dr. Darrell Hobson
Dean—Arts and Sciences
5520 108th Ave NE / PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083

Applications may also be submitted by email to darrell.hobson@northwestu.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in January 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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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