Evening and Weekend Studies Adjunct Pool (2017-18)

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Evening and Weekend Studies Adjunct Pool (2017-18)
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks to create a pool of adjunct faculty able to teach courses and programs on the Olympia campus. Courses in our evening and weekend curriculum are typically 2, 4, or 6 quarter hours while programs are typically 8 credits. Specific areas of interest to the College include the following:
• 2D and 3D Art
• Biology
• Business and non-profit administration
• Management, including Human Resources Management
• Computer Science
• Economics
• History
• Mathematics
• Music theory and performance
• Physics

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to fill curricular needs.
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 http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/salarygrid for more information). We do not offer relocation expenses for our adjunct faculty positions.
Review our website to learn more about Evergreen (http://www.evergreen.edu/about) and our Evening & Weekend Studies (http://www.evergreen.edu/eveningweekend) program.

The Evergreen State College offers full-time programs during the day and courses and half-time programs during evening hours and on weekends (EWS). The EWS curriculum provides opportunities for schedule-bound students and to supplement the full-time, daytime curriculum. Programs are the interdisciplinary coursework that form the core of Evergreen’s curriculum. In Evening and Weekend Studies, a variety of 8 and 12-credit programs are offered. Many of them are team-taught. Programs may last one, two or even three quarters, building on themes developed in previous quarters. Courses are more narrowly focused. There are 2 and 4-credit courses available and occasional 6-credit offerings. Courses are typically taught by one faculty member. Many students take courses to complement the interdisciplinary programs described above or in combination with individual study options.

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
• Willingness to use exploratory, cooperative approaches to teaching and learning
• Commitment to serving populations which are typically underserved in higher education settings

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

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: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/equitydiversity)
• Submit a list of three professional references with contact information
• There is a reference page within the system that is designed to send email requests to your references for letters of reference, however we are not requesting letters of reference through this posting, so please do not fill out this page
• Optional: A list of sample courses you are prepared and qualified to teach including course titles, concise course descriptions and brief course outlines
• Please provide your discipline in “Discipline” text field in 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 As needed.
Location Olympia
Start Date Various
Open Date 04/26/2017
Review Start Date Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to fill curricular needs.
Special Instructions to Applicant

Do NOT enter information on the REFERENCE page for your application, since you are attaching a list of references with your DOCUMENTS.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://evergreen.peopleadmin.com/postings/1485

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. Document 1
  2. Document 2
  3. Document 3