Assistant or Associate Professor of Global Studies

Northwest University - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Location
    Kirkland, Washington
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 07

Position description

Full-time, tenure-track faculty member within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northwest University to teach graduate courses in the International Community Development MA program. Additional responsibilities include guiding student research and conducting scholarly research. The faculty member is also expected to fully participate in University life including committee work and other institution activities. NOTE: This is a provisional offering, dependent on approval of funding in early spring of 2018. The position is scheduled to be filled for fall semester 2018.

Northwest University is a fully-accredited, private Christian university located in Kirkland, Washington, and offering associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.

Essential Functions

  1. Teach 18 credits in the MAICD program, for both on-campus and online programs (
  2. Support students in research and thesis processes.
  3. Participate in academic research, and produce scholarly presentations/publications. 
  4. Support social justice, relief, development, or advocacy efforts through involvement with local and international projects and programs.
  5. Participate in CSBS department and university committees and activities.
  6. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Appointment:August 15, 2018 (provisional offer*)


  • Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degree in any field germane to ICD program themes, including (but not limited to): qualitative research, community development, social and environmental justice, racial reconciliation, globalization and development, sustainable development, international studies, culture studies, and intercultural communication.
  • Training and experience in qualitative research methods.
  • Significant practical experience with nonprofit work, relief and development, diversity and inclusion issues, or cross-cultural engagement.
  • Successful college or university teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level.
  • Is committed to establishing and maintaining positive mentoring relationships with a diverse student body.
  • Is committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff, and the general constituency of Northwest University.
  • Is committed to the development of skills in his/her students by coaching, modeling, and direct instruction.
  • Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, a Spirit-filled life, and demonstrates integration of faith and learning.
  • Compassion and a commitment to serve poor, marginalized, and underserved groups in keeping with the vision of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Commitment to the values of NU and the CSBS vision.
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Application instructions

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation
  • Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  • Unofficial transcript of graduate degree

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