Faculty Position

Instructor in Political Science

Position Details

Department College of Arts and Sciences
Reports To Dr. Sarah Drivdahl
Appointment Ongoing

Position Summary

The Instructor in Political Science is a part-time faculty position responsible for teaching various upper-level undergraduate political science courses with an international focus, such as International Law and Human Rights, International Security and Terrorism, and Developing World Politics.

Essential Functions

  1. Teach courses in political science in the traditional undergraduate program and / or in online or other nontraditional formats.
  2. Provide effective feedback to students in a regular and timely manner.


  • Masters or doctoral degree in Political Science, International Studies, Public Policy, or a closely related field
  • College-level teaching experience with documentation of success in teaching and in building mentoring relationships
  • 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 instructional setting

Application Requirements

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  3. A brief statement describing your personal Christian faith and practice 

Contact Information

Dr. Sarah Drivdahl
Northwest University
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083

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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.

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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