Student Opportunities

Instructors in Mathematics

College of Arts and Sciences & College of Adult & Professional Studies

Reports to: Darrell Hobson, Dean

Position Summary

Northwest University is seeking well-qualified instructors in mathematics who are capable of teaching freshman level math for online and other delivery modes.  A successful candidate must be an energetic, enthusiastic scholar/teacher who is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals.  These instructors will teach classes with set curriculum and outcomes and engage online and other non-traditional students in the study of mathematics and statistics.

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 immediately and course assignments will be made as needed to support Northwest’s online and extension site classes. 

Please see our website: http://eagle.northwestu.edu/academics/online/online-instructors/

Essential Functions

  • Effectively teach math and statistics courses using a set curriculum and outcomes.
  • Provide effective feedback to students in a regular and timely manner.
  • Provide effective assessment feedback to the mathematics major coordinator.


  • MA, MS, or PhD (ABD is acceptable) in mathematics. 
  • College-level teaching experience with documentation of success in teaching and in building mentoring relationships. 
  • Demonstrated successful online teaching experience is desirable.
  • 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 the online and other non-traditional instructional setting.

Closing Date Of Search

Beginning in October 2015 and continuing.


Darrell Hobson, DMin
Dean—College of Arts and Sciences
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Based upon the established faculty salary schedule for Online, adult evening, or other delivery modes.

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit all of the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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 mathematics.
  • A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation.

Depending on Northwest’s interest in the candidate, other items such as graduate school transcripts and teaching portfolios may be requested as part of the candidate selection process.

Applications may be submitted by email to darrell.hobson@northwestu.edu

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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