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Management/Human Resources

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On the REFERENCE page of your application, do not complete that information since you are attaching a list of references and we are not collecting letters of reference.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Management/Human Resources
Job Summary

This is a half time faculty position starting for the Winter and Spring quarters of 2018.

The Evergreen State College seeks a faculty member with broad interest, training and experience in management who is interested in teaching in an interdisciplinary, theme-based, collaborative context. The successful candidate will teach a half-time (8 quarter hour credit, 0.50 FTE) class focused on critical issues in human resource management. The class will meet for approximately 8 hours per week, on an evening and/or weekend schedule. Candidates must have the ability/interest to teach principles and methods of human resource management in the current economic and political environment. Expertise in two or more of the following areas is required: management, labor and employment law, labor economics, and organizational development.

The successful candidate may be asked to co-teach with a faculty member from the fields of communications, writing, or social sciences. Faculty members at Evergreen generally organize themselves in teaching teams that have a significant amount of direct contact with students and enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, pace, emphasis, and classroom strategies. Faculty directly advise and mentor students, and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Experience working with diverse and underserved students is desirable.

This is an Adjunct Faculty position and is not eligible for continuing appointment. Salary for all positions based on experience and degrees. We do not offer relocation expenses for our adjunct faculty positions.

Job Expectations

Most faculty will teach in full-time, team-taught, 16-credit programs connected by a particular theme or line of inquiry. Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter, though their programs may include up to 50-75 students, depending on the size of their teaching team. This arrangement allows for in-depth, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and the building of strong learning communities. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.


Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome and all can learn from each other.


A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in business or closely related field;
• Demonstrated experience teaching in a classroom or professional environment.
• Ability to work with students to develop their writing and communication skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: management, labor and employment law, labor economics, and organizational development.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in teaching management at the college or university level; and
• Practical experience in business, public sector, or non-profit management.
• Experience in working with diverse and underserved populations.
• Interest and ability to teach critical issues in HR management in the current economic and political environment.

Application Instructions

• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of application that expresses your vision of innovative approaches to teaching in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and inquiry-based setting
• One to two page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today.
• One to two page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues. (more information is available on our website: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/equitydiversity
• A list of three professional references – names and contact information

We are NOT accepting reference letters so please DON’T complete the reference page of the application.

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Full time/Part time Part Time
Salary Information Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Start Date Winter Quarter, 2018
Open Date 04/10/2017
Review Start Date Review of complete applications begins May 1, 2017. The posting may close to new application materials at any time after this date.
Special Instructions to Applicant

On the REFERENCE page of your application, do not complete that information since you are attaching a list of references and we are not collecting letters of reference.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://evergreen.peopleadmin.com/postings/1455

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Where did you first learn of this position?
    • Evergreen Website
    • Evergreen Colleague/Friend
    • Colleague/Friend
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Discipline Specific Source
    • Web Search
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  4. Equity and Diversity Statement
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Student Evaluations
  2. Document 1
  3. Document 2
  4. Document 3
  5. Student Reference Letter(s)