Regular Faculty Position
The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained faculty colleague with a background in applied physics focused on energy to teach physics in a wide range of interdisciplinary courses. Interest in areas that emphasize the intersection of energy and sustainability is an advantage. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels, be able to teach standard topics in the physics curriculum (including laboratories), and possibly hands-on field-work on energy initiatives. The ability to support student originated projects and undergraduate research in their specialty area is also required. The person should be able to connect their teaching to other scientific, political, and social topics related to energy such as climate change, conservation, or alternative energies. The person hired is expected to collaborate with colleagues in the sciences as well as the arts, humanities, and social sciences to deliver programs to non-science students. The opportunity to periodically rotate into the Masters program in Environmental Studies is also available.
Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and courses), so the ideal candidate would show the potential for working across disciplines with faculty colleagues. At Evergreen, faculty on teaching teams work closely with students and enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation. Qualified applicants will teach in their area of expertise, and collaborate across disciplines to connect theory with practice. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a significant role in most aspects of how the college is run.
- A Ph.D. in applied physics or an equivalent terminal degree in a related field;
- College level teaching experience;
- Ability to support student originated projects and undergraduate research in their specialty area;
- Ability to connect to other scientific, political, and social topics related to energy;
- Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels;
- Demonstrated interest teaching in an interdisciplinary context; and
- Strong interest in contributing to a curriculum that emphasizes connecting theory to practice.
- Demonstrated interest in areas that emphasize the intersection of energy and sustainability;
- The ability to support students’ development of quantitative and scientific literacies;
- The ability to support students’ development of writing skills;
- Experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research;
- Experience and or interest in team-teaching;
- Experience in working with diverse and underrepresented populations; and
- Experience in pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies.
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 October 17, 2012. We will continue to accept application materials until finalists are selected.
To apply, please submit the following information on our online application, link is above:
- Contact Information
- Work Experience
- Affirmative Action
- 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.
Please email or mail your application materials.
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 the 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.