Master of Public Administration, Tribal Governance Concentration - Regular Faculty Member

  • The Evergreen State College
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • Sep 07, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

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 starting in the 2023-24 Academic Year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses primarily in the Evergreen MPA program’s tribal governance cohort, which include core courses in the MPA curriculum (Context of Public Administration; Doing Democratic Public Administration; Policy, Finance, and Budgeting for Public Administration; Analytical Techniques for Public Service; and Capstone) and teach concentration courses (Path to Sovereignty, Intergovernmental Relations, Tribal Organizations, Tribal Economics, and Tribal Policy). The teaching load is one core course (6 credits) plus one concentration or elective course (4 credits) in each of the three quarters of the academic year.

We seek a candidate with broad knowledge of and professional experience in public administration and tribal governance. Working with the MPA faculty team, this faculty member will engage in developing contemporary curriculum for the entire MPA program with specific responsibilities for the Tribal Governance Concentration. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues on a variety of governance assignments within the MPA program (e.g. advising, admissions, recruitment, and building community relationships) and across the college. MPA full-time regular faculty are expected to maintain an active public service and scholarly agenda.

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 Pacific Northwest. Through our program, our graduates gain important knowledge and skills and learn how to be effective advocates for change.
Evergreen’s MPA program prides itself on its emphasis on social change and democratic governance, as well as on 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: www.evergreen.edu/mpa
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.

*Regular is equivalent to tenure-track at other colleges. A complete description of the continuing contract and conversion process can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement https://www.evergreen.edu/provost/faculty-collective-bargaining-agreement
Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 15-25 students per MPA course, per quarter. Faculty are also responsible for advising students in their respective area(s) of expertise regarding skill development and career opportunities and possibilities. MPA faculty are expected to participate in College and MPA program governance.


Our students, faculty and staff create learning communities to explore and implement socially just, democratic public service. We teach our students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, value diversity and equity, and advocate on behalf of the public. We imagine and explore new possibilities in order to accomplish positive change in our workplaces and in our communities.
To apply please submit the following materials at https://evergreen.peopleadmin.com/postings/3234
Required Materials: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume, 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice  1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues, List of three professional references with contact information, Examples of scholarly work