Regular Faculty Position

Public Administration/Tribal Governance Faculty

This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2013/14 academic year.  REVISED REVIEW DATE TO March 4, 2013.

The Evergreen State College is seeking a full-time, continuing faculty member in Public Administration, with a specialty in Tribal Governance.  The successful candidate will teach primarily in the Tribal Governance concentration within the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and also rotate on a regular rotation into the interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum.  The candidate will teach both on a team and independently a variety of subjects in the public administration/public policy/tribal governance curriculum, which covers a full range of topics in the field of Public Administration, Nonprofit Administration, Public Policy, Tribal Governance and Intergovernmental Relations including federal, tribal, state, and local relationships.  The MPA Tribal Governance concentration offers an MPA curriculum with an emphasis on the complex legal, cultural and political context of tribal governance. 

The candidate hired will hold a masters degree, with a PhD preferred, in one of the following fields: Public Administration/Affairs, Public Management, or Public Policy.  In addition, the candidate will have a specialty within, but not limited to the following subfields: Indigenous Governance, Cultural Anthropology (with an emphasis on Tribal/Indigenous Governance), Community Development, Community Planning, Economic Development, and/or Non-Profit Administration. 

The MPA program offers concentrations in Public and Non-Profit Administration, Public Policy and Tribal Governance.  Faculty team-teach core and elective programs in both the tribal and non-tribal cohorts.  All classes are offered in the evenings or in weekend-intensive formats; the Tribal Governance cohort meets exclusively in weekend intensives.  Faculty members are also expected to regularly rotate out to teach in interdisciplinary undergraduate programs and to periodically serve a rotational term as MPA Director. 

The Evergreen State College is located in Olympia, Washington, the state capital.  Faculty members have access to Washington state government, various local governments and tribal governments as well as innovative community-based opportunities.  Evergreen has significant ties with American Indian tribes and organizations.   

The MPA/Tribal Concentration serves working adults with core classes that meet in intensive 3-day weekend team-taught classes.  The faculty work closely and collaboratively together often using a case-studies methodology in the classroom. The Tribal Concentration within our MPA program has been in existence since 2002 and graduated almost 50 students.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Public Administration/Affairs, Public Management, or Public Policy;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with tribal governments including a commitment to progressive tribal development and governance; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability to teach a variety of classes in the areas of public and nonprofit administration and public policy with an emphasis on Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or international indigenous peoples’ issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop and coordinate curriculum for the Tribal Governance concentration;
  • Ability to teach broadly within a public administration or public policy curriculum;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and in team teaching;
  • Three years field experience delivering a public or private agency training or college-level teaching;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multicultural and underserved populations;
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in interdisciplinary teaching;
  • A commitment to social change and social justice;
  • A Ph.D. with a specialty in one or more of the following subfields: Indigenous Governance, Community Development, Community Planning, Economic Development, or Non-Profit Administration; and
  • Additional advanced degrees.

 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 has been revised to March 4, 2013.  We will continue until finalists are selected. 
Previous review dates were 10/22/12 and 12/1/12.
Candidates are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about our unique public administration program and The Evergreen State College.

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:

  • Curriculum Vitae or resume.
  • 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.

Please mail or email additional application materials.

About Evergreen

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. Over 800 graduates of our program work in responsible positions throughout Washington State and the Northwest.  The MPA program develops leaders who think analytically, communicate effectively and work collaboratively as they strive to make positive differences in public service.  We build positive teaching and learning environments that prepare students and graduates to seek democratic, equitable and practical solutions to public problems and embeds issues of social justice, social change and democratic governance throughout the curriculum. 

Evergreen's MPA program is unique, due to our emphasis on social change and democratic governance, our Tribal Governance concentration, 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 MPA website to learn more about our unique program.

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.