Public Administration | The Evergreen State College

Public Administration

The Evergreen State College is seeking a regular, full-time faculty member to teach in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program with a concentration in Tribal Governance.  The successful candidate will be expected to team teach courses across the entire MPA curriculum as part of the year-long Core class sequence (titles: Context of Public Administration, Doing Democratic Public Administration, Policy, Finance, and Budgeting for Public Administration, Analytical Techniques for Public Service, and Capstone) as well as teach concentration courses in the areas of Tribal Economics, Sovereignty, Intergovernmental Relations, Tribal Organizations, and Tribal Policy.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D., D.P.A., D.B.A., J.D. will be considered) in any of the following fields OR a Master’s degree in any of the following fields coupled with a minimum of 7 years professional experience in working with Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian tribal governments and/or communities. Degree fields: Public Administration or Public Affairs, Public Management, Public Policy, or other related fields (Ex. Public Health, Organizational Development, Political Science, Leadership Studies, Business Administration, Indigenous Governance, Economics, Community Development/Planning, Non-Profit Administration);
  • College level teaching experience;
  • Capacity to teach a variety of courses in the areas of public administration, tribal policy, and social science research methods with an emphasis on Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian governments;
  • Professional experience working as a member of a team; and
  • Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting applied research;
  • Experience mentoring and advising graduate students who are mid-career professionals; and
  • Experience developing graduate level curriculum.

To apply, please enter the following information to our online application:

  • Contact Information 
  • Work Experience 
  • Affirmative Action

Submit the following items as email attachments to:

  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Letter of application that expresses your interest in the position and fit for the position; 
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email (;
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice; 
  • 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice
  • Examples of scholarly work; and
  • Optional: Student evaluations and/or letters of support from current and/or former students.

Review of complete applications begins November 8, 2013. We will continue to accept application materials until finalists are selected.

About the MPA program:

The Evergreen State College’s Master in Public Administration program provides high-quality professional education to students pursuing careers within government agencies, nonprofits, tribal governments, and research and advocacy organizations. We have hundreds of graduates of our program working in responsible positions throughout Washington State and the Northwest. Through our program they gained important knowledge and skills and learned how to be effective advocates for change.

Evergreen's MPA program is unique, due to our emphasis on social change and democratic governance, and the College's innovative approach to education. The cornerstones of an Evergreen education, graduate or undergraduate, include collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, narrative evaluations instead of grades, and an emphasis on experiential learning and engaged discussions encompassing diverse views.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about our unique program:

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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.

The successful candidate is eligible for continuing appointment based on the guidelines set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.