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Master of Public Administration, Tribal Governance Concentration - Faculty Member

The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington State
Salary is determined on non-competitive, open scale based on degrees & years of relevant experience
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Evergreen State College is seeking a regular* (tenure-track), 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:

*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

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