Faculty Position

Adjunct Instructor in Data Science

Position Details

Department Creatio Center for Technology, Media and Design
Reports To Craig Chapman
Appointment August 2020

Position Summary

Teach one or more courses in Data Science on campus at our Kirkland location. Examples of courses to be taught include: “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence," “Inference and Modeling,” “Machine Learning Concepts and Applications,” “Data Mining and Analysis,” and “Big Data Analytics."

Essential Functions

  1. Teach at least one class per semester, 15 weeks, 3 hours per week
  2. Establish “office hours” to be available (by appointment) minimum 1 hour per week outside of class time (not necessarily on campus, but accessible by phone)
  3. Work with the appropriate Dean or Department Chair to finalize the specific course outcomes and then develop curriculum to meet those outcomes.
  4. Set up the class structure, delivery format and grading plan
  5. Show up to each class on time and be present for the duration of the schedule
  6. Grade assignments and tests and provide a final course grade for each student with the grading distribution inline with Northwest University policy
  7. Demonstrate compassion and care for each student, genuine humility, and act as an excellent representative of Northwest University.


  1. Holds a graduate or undergraduate degree in Data Science, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Has a demonstrated record of experience in the area of Data Science or Data Analytics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Development or another related field.
  3. Either has experience in teaching at the college or university level or an interest and willingness to learn the skills to become an excellent teacher.
  4. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  5. Demonstrates a commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
  6. Committed to establishing positive relationships with students, faculty, university staff, and the general constituency of the University.


Dependent on education and experience, based on set compensation scale.

Application Requirements

An interested candidate should submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae

Please email your documents to:

Craig Chapman
Director/Dean of the Creatio Center for Technology, Media and Design


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.


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 and the Association of Christian Schools International. The University 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. In addition, the School of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Northwest University's doctoral program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S. Office of Education.

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