Faculty Hiring

Faculty Hiring Process

Expected Timeline for Faculty Hiring

September New positions posted
September, October, November Applications received, hiring committees begin meeting
November, December, January Hiring committees read applications, select finalists
January, February, March Interviewing: "shortlist" first, by phone; then on-campus for 2-3 finalists per position. Positions offered/accepted
June, July, August New Faculty attend New Faculty Retreat, Team Planning Institutes
September New Faculty arrive on campus. Fall quarter teaching begins in late September

Faculty Hiring Process

The main work of hiring faculty at Evergreen is done by the Hiring Subcommittees, which are made up of approximately 6-8 current faculty, staff, and students for each position. The Subcommittees are linked to the larger Hiring DTF (Disappearing Task Force), which reviews their work, and also participates in the interview process. Applications are kept in the Faculty Hiring Office, where they are read and rated by the Subcommittee members. The Faculty Hiring Office staff members coordinate the hiring process, assist candidates in the application process, and serve as the liaison between the candidates and the Subcommittees.

After the subcommittees review the applicant files, top candidates are typically first interviewed by phone, and 2-3 finalists are invited to on-campus interviews at the college's expense. The interviews consist of two days of formal and informal meetings with students, hiring committee members, the deans, the Provost, and other interested parties. Candidates are asked to give a public presentation or teach a class session in their area, and are given a tour of the campus, and of the Olympia area, if desired. Meals on and off campus with students, hiring committee members and others provide an enjoyable way for everyone to get to know each other in less formal settings.

After interviewing finalists, the subcommittee meets to make their decision, and then meets again to discuss it with the Hiring DTF. The Hiring DTF then forwards the recommendation to the Deans and the Provost. If approved, the Provost then makes an offer to the candidate.

Newly-hired faculty are invited to the New Faculty Retreat, held in June, and to Team-Planning Institutes that occur during the summer. They may also receive help with finding housing, as well as financial assistance for relocation, if needed. The Faculty Hiring Office continues to serve as a resource center for new faculty, providing information and coordinating welcoming and orientation activities.

Commitment to equity: The Evergreen State College particularly encourages applications from candidates whose race, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical disability has caused them to be under-represented in hiring.

Commitment to accessibility: We are in the process of re-thinking our approach to "accommodation" for persons with disabilities, and will be striving to make accessibility for all persons the standard, rather than the exception. In the meantime, please contact me with any questions about accessibility at Evergreen. I appreciate your patience as we learn and evolve!

Visit Evergreen's Office for Equal Opportunity web page.

Contact Janet Herbison, Faculty Hiring Coordinator, at herbisoj@evergreen.edu.