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Native Pathways Program Adjunct Faculty Position (2017-18)

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Position Title Native Pathways Program Adjunct Faculty Position (2017-18)
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks two broadly trained part time faculty to teach in the Native Pathways Program. The Native Pathways Program is an upper division pathway to an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree for Native students and others interested in contemporary Native American issues. The Native Pathways Program offers an intensive evening and weekend program to accommodate place-bound and schedule-bound students. Native Pathways students typically enroll for 12 credits in the Program which combines weekly evening off- site classes and weekend classes at Evergreen’s Longhouse four times each quarter. A 5-credit online curriculum is also available on Canvas.

Students must have 90 transferable credits to enroll. A lower division bridge program is also available at Grays Harbor College and Peninsula College. A 9-credit core course is offered each quarter at three sites with face-to-face instruction: at the Quinault Indian Nation, Peninsula College, and Evergreen’s Tacoma Campus. These sites operate with a common syllabus and draw students from a broad urban and rural region as well as reservation communities. A new 5-credit online core course is also available for students unable to attend one of the other sites. The core courses for 2017-2018 are Tribal Administration (Fall), Ethics for Tribal Vitality (Winter), and Profiles in Leadership (Spring). In Fall 2017 the Saturday classes are September 30, October 21, November 11, and December 2.

The core courses are multidisciplinary and require a broadly trained applicant. Specific areas of interest to the College include the following:
• Native American Studies
• Business and non-profit administration
• Management, including Human Resources Management
• Human Services
• Law
• Social Sciences
• Cultural Studies
• Community Studies
• Political science/public administration
• History
• Administrative experience working with tribes and/or tribal organizations

We are currently requesting applications for two renewable faculty positions for fall quarter. The first position is to teach the online version of our core course on Tribal Administration. The other position is to teach the core course through two weekly face-to-face classes at our new Evergreen-Tacoma site. Review of applications begins June 2, 2017. The posting may close to new application materials at any time after this date.

These are adjunct faculty positions and are not eligible for continuing appointment. All requirements for these positions must be completed at the time of hire. Salary for all positions is based on experience and degrees (see for more information). We do not offer relocation expenses for our adjunct faculty positions.
Review our website to learn more about Evergreen ( and our Native Pathways Program ( program.

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of beginning work. All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

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
• Teaching or professional training experience
• Experience working with diverse groups of students, especially Native American students and communities
• Willingness to use exploratory, cooperative approaches to teaching and learning
• Commitment to serving populations which are typically underserved in higher education settings
• Experience with online instruction (for the online course application only)

Preferred Qualifications

• A terminal degree in field
• College level teaching experience
• Experience teaching collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting
• Experience teaching and mentoring groups of students who are diverse in age, work experience, and background
• Experience teaching online courses

Application Instructions

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae or resume
• 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today
• 1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues (more information is available on our website:
• List of three professional references with contact information
• We are NOT accepting reference letters so please DON’T complete the reference page of the application
• Please provide your discipline in “Discipline” text field in the application
• Optional: A list of sample courses you are prepared and qualified to teach including course titles, concise course descriptions and brief course outlines

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 2
Start Date Fall Quarter, 2017
Open Date 05/01/2017
Review Start Date Review of applications begins June 2, 2017. The posting may close to new applicaiton materials at any time after this date.
Special Instructions to Applicant

Do not enter information on the REFERENCE page of your application, since you are attaching a list of references.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you first learn of this position?
    • Evergreen Website
    • Evergreen Colleague/Friend
    • Colleague/Friend
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Discipline Specific Source
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    • 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. Document 1
  2. Document 2
  3. Document 3