JOB: The Evergreen State College is Seeking a Faculty Member in Public Administration

Public Administration/Tribal Governance Faculty

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.

Review of complete applications begins October 15,2012 and will continue until finalist are chosen.

The complete job announcement and application process is on our website:


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