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Summer School (Master of Public Administration) 2018 Adjunct Pool

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

On the REFERENCE page of your application, do no enter reference information since you will be attaching a list of references with contact information.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Summer School (Master of Public Administration) 2018 Adjunct Pool
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks to create a pool of adjunct faculty able to teach Master of Public Administration (MPA) electives on the Olympia campus during Summer quarter 2018. Offerings in our summer curriculum are typically 2 or 4 quarter hours. Specific areas of interest to the MPA Program include:

• Economic Development
• Grant writing
• Leadership
• Management, including Human Resources Management
• Public and non-profit administration
• Public Law
• Public Speaking
• Public Policy
• Sustainability/Environmental Studies
• Tribal Governance

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.
Please review our website to learn more about Evergreen ( and our MPA 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. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement 29.3.2, summer faculty positions are filled first by regular continuing Evergreen faculty, current Evergreen adjunct faculty, and then community members.

Job Expectations

Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter. 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 and/or 5 years of equivalent professional experience
• Experience working with diverse and underserved populations
• Willingness to use exploratory, cooperative approaches to teaching and learning

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 Masters work to serve the public interest.
• 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 the “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 Summer Quarter 2018
Open Date 10/31/2017
Review Start Date Review of applications begins November 8, 2017. The posting may close to new application materials any time after this date.
Special Instructions to Applicant

On the REFERENCE page of your application, do no enter reference information since you will be attaching a list of references with contact information.

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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. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Document 1
  2. Document 2
  3. Document 3