Assistant Professor of Physics, Biophysics, or Biology, Northwest University

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The Department of Natural Sciences at Northwest University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position to begin August 2018.  The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D (ABD considered) and have a proven track record as an adept teacher of undergraduate students. Candidates will be expected to teach our two semester physics sequence, related non-major classes, and upper division classes which complement our majors in Biology, Environmental Science, and Exercise Science. Interest in developing a research program that emphasizes undergraduate research and in helping to lead international trips in science is also beneficial. This full-time position involves teaching 24 credits a year. 


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. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Application review will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur in January-February 2018.


Appointment: August 15, 2018 or as negotiated




  • Teach courses in the Natural Sciences Department.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Work with the program chair and dean to revise science curriculum as needed.
  • Develop new courses in the candidate's area of research and teaching.
  • Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned.
  • Engage in scholarship related to his/her field of study.



  • Ph.D in Physics or its allied fields of study (advanced ABD will be considered).
  • Ph.D in a different field of science with extensive experience in and the ability to successfully teach Physics will be considered.
  • Undergraduate-level teaching experience, with documentation of success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships.
  • A collegial orientation and a willingness to work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments.
  • 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.


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




Application Procedure:


For full consideration, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught)
  • Teaching philosophy
  • 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 field of Physics or other related areas of study.
  • A brief narrative describing the candidate’s personal faith journey and church involvements.

Applications may be submitted by email as PDF attachments to Dr. Sarah Drivdahl, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at


The search committee will begin reviewing applications in December 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Information about Northwest University

 Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate, master, 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. Programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith and learning. 


The academic program includes majors and areas of concentration in more than forty fields of study including ten graduate programs. The campus serves approximately 2,000 students, and includes over 60 full-time faculty members.


General Application Information:


Candidates must adhere to Northwest University’s Evangelical Christian tradition. Faculty members are required to sign a “Statement of Faith” (available at and adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook.  Northwest University conducts background checks on all final candidates.