Faculty Position

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Intercultural Studies

Position Details

Appointment January or August 2019
Classification Faculty/Tenure Track/Full-time

Position Summary

Direct the Intercultural Studies major.  Teach courses in intercultural ministries, missions, para-church compassion ministries, and cultural adaptation. Work with the Dean of the College of Ministry in counseling advisees and guiding curriculum development.

Essential Functions

  1. Hold graduate degree (doctorate preferred) in the field of Intercultural Ministries (or related field). A doctorate is required to be eligible for tenure.
  2. Exhibit scholarly abilities in theology of ministry, missions, compassion ministries, cultural adaptation, and human behavior.
  3. Have served a minimum of five years’ experience in intercultural ministry under appointment by Assemblies of God World Missions or Assemblies of God US Missions.
  4. Have demonstrated ability to mentor African-American and Hispanic students as well as both female and male ministers-in-training.
  5. Possess a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  6. Demonstrate significant integration of faith and learning.
  7. Hold ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God or be eligible and willing to seek such.
  8. Show willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design, instruction, and advising.
  9. Have a commitment to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, our sponsoring Assemblies of God districts and network organizations, and the general constituencies of the University.
  10. Model best instructional practices in the classroom setting.
  11. Have demonstrated ability to prepare students for careers in international ministry and have positive impact on student learning.
  12. Possess professional skill in coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.
  13. Have demonstrated ability and in coordinating student internships.


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

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information: (1) letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae and, if available, a teaching portfolio; (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; (4) statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study; and (5) brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements. 

Contact Information

Dr. Joshua Ziefle, Dean of the College of Ministry
Northwest University
Attn: Dr. Joshua Ziefle
P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579

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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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