Master of Public Administration - Regular Faculty (Full-Time)
The Evergreen State College
Location: Olympia, Washington
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
The Evergreen State College is seeking a regular*, full-time faculty member to teach in its Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program starting in the 2023-24 academic year. Successful candidates will have broad knowledge of the field of public administration, which may include expertise in:
Qualitative and quantitative research methods
Public budgeting and finance
Human resource management
State and local government
Public policy analysis
The MPA program has 3 concentrations: Public & Non-profit Administration, Public Policy, and Tribal Governance. The successful candidates will assist with developing contemporary curriculum across all three concentrations, will team teach the 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 will teach elective courses. The teaching load is one core course (6 credits) plus one elective course (4 credits) per quarter for each of the three quarters of the academic year.
We seek a candidate with broad knowledge of and professional experience in public administration. Working with the MPA faculty team, this faculty member will engage in developing contemporary curriculum for the MPA program. 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.
Evergreen is a public liberal arts and sciences college in the Pacific Northwest focused on interdisciplinary learning and hands-on experiences. The innovative academic model makes it easy for you to pursue your passions and discover career opportunities in a supportive and inclusive learning community.
With a low student-to-faculty ratio and an emphasis on solving real-world problems, Evergreen is the perfect fit for motivated students who want to make an impact on the future.
Located halfway between Seattle and Portland, Evergreen is a gateway to big cities, national forests, mountain ranges, and the Pacific Ocean—destinations many academic programs take advantage of.