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Public Administration

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Position Information

Position Title Public Administration
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College is seeking a regular, full-time faculty member to teach in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program. Successful candidates will have broad knowledge of the field of public administration, including expertise in subfields related to our three concentrations: Public & Nonprofit Administration, Public Policy, and Tribal Governance. All MPA faculty teach in each of the three concentrations in our evening and weekend program. The successful candidate will assist with developing contemporary curriculum across all three concentrations. They will team teach the core courses in the MPA curriculum (Context of Public Administration; Doing Democratic Public Administration; Policy, Finance, and Budgeting for Public Administration; Analytical Techniques for Public Service; and Capstone), as well as elective courses. A typical teaching load is one core course (6 credits) plus one elective course (4 credits) per quarter for each of the three quarters of the academic year. Experience working with diverse and underserved populations is highly desirable.

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

• Ph.D or DPA degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, or a related field (ABD candidates will be considered)
• Capacity to teach in a variety of courses in a graduate public administration program

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with diverse and underserved populations
• Experience working with Tribal Nations, Tribal governments, or other Tribal organizations
• Teaching experience, preferably at the graduate-level
• Professional experience (2+ years)
• Experience doing applied research
• Team-teaching experience/experience working in teams
• Experience mentoring and advising

Application Instructions

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae or resume
• A list of 3 professional references with contact information (2 of which must submit letters of reference)
• 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:
• Scholarly work

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 Full 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 Fall Quarter, 2018
Open Date 08/24/2017
Review Start Date Review of complete applications begins October 15, 2017. The posting may close to new application materials any time after this date.
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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. Scholarly / Artist Work
  6. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Student Evaluations
  2. Document 1
  3. Document 2
  4. Document 3
  5. Student Reference Letter(s)