Regular Faculty Position

Interdisciplinary Mathematics

This is a half time regular faculty position starting in the 2013/14 academic year.

The Evergreen State College seeks a half-time faculty member with an academic background in mathematics and strong interdisciplinary experience. We seek a broadly-trained mathematician to teach quantitative reasoning skills in half-time interdisciplinary programs for liberal arts students.  Experience in teaching statistics and calculus and in bridging theory and practice are required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a secondary specialization that can be illuminated through the disciplinary lenses of mathematics. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels. 

This half-time position involves planning and team-teaching eight-credit interdisciplinary programs in our evening and weekend curriculum.  Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.  In addition to enthusiasm for teaching, the candidate must have a willingness to collaborate with other faculty across a wide spectrum of disciplines in engaging, interdisciplinary programs.  There is excellent potential for collaborative projects with faculty in the areas of humanities (art history, literature, theater and film, and writing), sciences (computer studies, and ecology), and social sciences (business management, labor studies, and psychology) as well as the cross-over areas of public health and sustainability studies. The position will not convert to full-time status.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in mathematics or a related field;
  • College level teaching experience;
  • Experience teaching statistics and calculus;
  • Experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research; and
  • Ability to communicate clearly about quantitative reasoning and mathematics as well as experience teaching these skills in classroom settings.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and teaching experience in more than one academic field;
  • Demonstrated experience working with students to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research;
  • Interest in the history and philosophy of mathematics and science;
  • Interest and insights in the teaching of writing, including technical writing;
  • Experience working with students in community-based projects or research with multiple constituencies;
  • Experience with and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented populations; and
  • Experience teaching and mentoring groups of students who are diverse in age, work experience, background, and skill level.

The successful candidate is eligible for a continuing appointment based on the guidelines set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 11

Review of complete applications begins February 4, 2013.  We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.

To apply, please submit the following information on our online application, link is above:
  • Contact Information
  • Work Experience
  • Affirmative Action
 Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email or mail:
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of application.
  • 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 multicultural experience and/or practice.
  • Examples of scholarly or artistic work. (Research papers or reviews)    
  • Evaluations by students (if available)
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues that speak to your teaching experience; in addition, letters from students are often useful.  Letters of reference may be emailed or mailed directly to our faculty hiring office.
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 and the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions with faculty colleagues and students.  

Faculty members team-teach in full-time interdisciplinary programs.  With their teaching colleagues they collaboratively design thematically-centered programs that bring together multiple disciplines.  Faculty teams also strive to address core academic experiences we believe should be included in all programs; teaching writing and quantitative reasoning; deepening students' academic, artistic and interpretative abilities and skills; promoting culturally diverse traditions of knowledge; and creating inclusive learning environments for students and faculty members.

Recognizing cultural diversity as a defining characteristic of the 21st century, the college has intensified its efforts to become a multicultural institution.  Substantive experience in working across cultural differences is therefore highly desirable for all positions.  Committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, TESC is working to build a diverse, broadly trained faculty.  We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose race, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical disability will contribute to our diversity. 

Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Evergreen's fundamental academic commitments are summarized in our Five Foci:  

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Personal engagement in learning
  • Linking theoretical perspectives with practice
  • Collaborative/cooperative work
  • Teaching across significant differences 

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. 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.