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Computer Science 2018-19 Regular Faculty

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Position Title Computer Science 2018-19 Regular Faculty
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained regular* faculty member in Computer Science eager to develop innovative curriculum at an experimental liberal arts college. We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to explore the unique possibilities that computer science and computational approaches offer toward problem solving and critical thinking in an interdisciplinary, team-taught curriculum. The position includes expectations to regularly develop and deliver curriculum in collaboration with other computer scientists and colleagues in other disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, the biological and physical sciences, linguistics, and cognitive science. Recent generous grants to our Computer Science program will also provide faculty with opportunities to support student-initiated projects, internships, undergraduate research and other creative approaches to computer science teaching and learning.

We are interested in candidates who have experience or interest in using innovative pedagogy to engage students in developing their conceptual understanding of computation. We strongly encourage applicants who have had experience teaching and/or working with students from underserved populations and whose teaching and/or research addresses connections between computer science and social justice. We are eager to increase our capacity to create inclusive classrooms that support diverse learners in computational thinking and computer science.

Each applicant should submit a cover letter that explicitly addresses the various components of this position description; in particular, successful applicants will give particular attention to the ways in which they meet the Minimum Qualifications and each of the Preferred Qualifications.

*Regular is equivalent to tenure-track at other colleges. A complete description of the continuing contract and conversion process can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, article 11 (http://www.evergreen.edu/sites/default/files/provost/docs/UFE-TESC_2015-17.pdf).

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

• A Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
• College level teaching experience in computer science
• Experience, or evidence of potential for, supporting the success of traditionally underserved students and diverse learners in Computer Science

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience or evidence of potential in interdisciplinary teaching and/or research;
• Experience in team-teaching;
• Interest and ability to teach writing and improve students’ communications skills;
• Depth in one area of computer science sufficient to guide student research;
• Demonstrated experience or evidence of potential for developing computer science curriculum.
• Experience/familiarity with or awareness of Accessibility and/or Inclusive/Universal Design in the area of computing technologies

Application Instructions

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae or resume with names of 3 references and 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: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/equitydiversity)
• Scholarly work
• Student Evaluations of Faculty (optional)
• Student Letters of Reference (optional)

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 One
Location Olympia
Start Date Fall Quarter 2018
Open Date 10/11/2017
Review Start Date Review of complete applications begins November 26, 2017. The posting may close to new application materials any time after this date.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://evergreen.peopleadmin.com/postings/1629

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)