Faculty Position

Assistant Professor of American History

Position Details

Reports To Sarah Drivdahl, Dean
Appointment August 15, 2019

Position Summary

Northwest University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in American History. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, enthusiastic scholar/teacher who is committed to helping undergraduate students achieve their goals. The successful candidate will teach US History survey courses, as well as upper-division courses in areas of their specialty. Applicants with subfields in Latin-American or African-American history are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel. We are seeking someone with a winsome, encouraging and culturally-engaged faith. Proven ability to mentor African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students preferred.



  • Teach four courses a semester in the Department of History and Political Science
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Work with the department chair to revise and improve curriculum as needed
  • Develop new courses in the candidate’s area of research and expertise
  • Participate in service to the university as assigned
  • Engage in scholarship related to his/her field of study



  • Doctoral degree in history (ABD considered)
  • Undergraduate teaching and advising experience
  • A commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant evangelical faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University and the Assemblies of God
  • Willingness to apply a faith-based worldview to course design, instruction and advising


Dependent on education and experience, and based upon the established faculty salary schedule starting at the assistant professor rank.

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Sarah Drivdahl, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at sarah.drivdahl@northwestu.edu.
•          Letter of interest
•          Curriculum vitae
•          A list of 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.

Review of applications will begin December 1st. 

Contact Information

Dr. Sarah Drivdahl
Northwest University
Attn: Dr. Sarah Drivdahl
PO Box 579, 5520 108th Ave NE
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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