Reservation Based Community Determined Program (Nisqually)
Adjunct faculty position for fall, winter and spring quarters of the 2013-14 academic year.
This a part time (35%) position.
The Evergreen State College seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach part-time in our Reservation Based Community Determined Program. The position is located at the Nisqually Indian Reservation.
- Prepare and teach two three-hour site classes per week under an established syllabus.
- Maintain attendance and records of student work for up to 13 students.
- Conduct evaluation conferences with students per Evergreen guidelines at week five and the end of each quarter.
- Write all narrative evaluations on time at the end of each quarter.
- Maintain a minimum presence in the community by attending occasional community events or other activities and by participating in site-specific recruiting efforts as appropriate and referring possible students.
- Attend the summer team planning institute.
- Attend 4 quarterly faculty planning retreats.
- Attend and participate in the Fall Quarter RBCD Orientation activities.
- Contribute to the revision and development of curriculum.
- Work with/support student governance activities at the site.
- Work under the supervision of the program director and assigned program Dean.
- Provide academic advisement to students at the site.
- Work with tribal education employees, career development offices, and tribal government when appropriate.
- Maintain excellent communication with the Program Director and students throughout the quarter.
- Follow all CBA (collective bargaining agreement) responsibilities of “faculty who award credit” (article 6.2) and any other requirements that apply to Adjunct Faculty.
At the Evergreen State College, faculty have a significant amount of direct contact with students and enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation in the programs that they teach. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience or interest in using innovative pedagogy to engage students. Applicants who have had experience teaching and/or working with students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
- An advanced degree (MA, M.Ed, PhD, or other).
- Five plus years or teaching or training experience with adult learners.
- Successful experience working with or in culturally or ethnically diverse communities with weighted consideration for experience working with Indian Nations, communities, or nonprofit organizations.
- Ability to challenge students to excel in their academic pursuits and to demand high quality work within a supportive and nurturing environment.
- Excellent organizational abilities.
- Excellent communication and leadership skills.
Review of complete applications begins August 19, 2013. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.
This is an adjunct (35%) faculty position beginning fall quarter 2013. Salary for all positions based on experience and earned academic degrees. We do not offer relocation expenses for our adjunct faculty positions.
To apply, please enter the following information to our online application:
- Work Experience
- Affirmative Action
Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with your email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Curriculum vitae or resume.
- A 2-3 page letter of interest that addresses your qualifications for the position, reasons for your interest in the position, and your teaching philosophy.
- Names and contact information of three professional references. Please include address, telephone number and email address for each.
About the Reservation Based Community Determined Program:The program is for students with 90 or more credits who live or work on a reservation or have social or cultural ties to tribal communities. Students work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. Classes meet 2 nights a week at the program sites, including: Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Port Gamble, Quinault, Tulalip, and the Peninsula College Site which serves Makah, Lower Elwha S’Klallam, Quileute, Hoh, and Jamestown S’Klallam. All reservation sites utilize a well-defined, consistent, common curriculum as well as develop site-specific curricular initiatives. Classes also meet 4 Saturdays per quarter at the Longhouse on the Evergreen campus. The program coordinates closely with the Grays Harbor College Bridge program and the Peninsula College Bridge program (which is for students with less than 90 credits) and shares some common courses.
The program provides students with an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree. Students have opportunities to develop projects that will strengthen their communities. It also provides opportunities to conduct applied research, grow academically, focus learning in specialized areas, and participate in learning communities that extend beyond the classroom. Study focuses on analysis, research, communication, and quantitative reasoning, with a firm grounding in historical and contemporary American Indian issues. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, writing, literature, culture, and technology skills. Through collaboration with tribal elected officials and education representatives, the mandate for the program’s academic goals was developed. Within that community-determined framework, the faculty team developed thematic interdisciplinary approaches. As part of the vision, the program strives to achieve balance between personal authority, cultural knowledge, and academics.