Master of Environmental Studies (MES) 2018-19 Adjunct Pool

  • Evergreen State College
  • Evergreen State College Pool, Evergreen Parkway Northwest, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Aug 24, 2018
Part time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Faculty/Instructor Sustainability

Job Description

Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks to create a pool of adjunct faculty able to teach Master of Environmental Studies (MES) electives on the Olympia campus during the 2018-19 academic year. Offerings in our summer curriculum are typically 2 or 4 quarter hours. Specific areas of interest to the MES Program include:

• Environmental Sciences
• Energy Studies 
• Sustainability Studies
• Political Ecology
• Environmental Policy
• Qualitative / Quantitative Research 

These are adjunct faculty positions and are not eligible for continuing appointment. All requirements for these positions must be completed at the time of hire. Salary for all positions is based on experience and degrees (see for more information). We do not offer relocation expenses for our adjunct faculty positions.
Please review our website to learn more about Evergreen ( and our MPAProgram (

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. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement 29.3.2, summer faculty positions are filled first by regular continuing Evergreen faculty, current Evergreen adjunct faculty, and then community members.

Job Expectations

Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 15 students per MES elective, per quarter. Faculty are also responsible for advising students in their respective area(s) of expertise regarding skill development and career opportunities and possibilities. 

Our students, faculty and staff create learning communities to understand environmental problems and solutions. We teach our students to develop quantitative and technical skills, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, value diversity and equity, and work collaboratively to address environmental challenges. 

A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree or 5 years of equivalent experience
• Teaching or professional training experience
• Experience working with diverse and underserved populations
• Willingness to use exploratory, cooperative approaches to teaching and learning

Preferred Qualifications

• A terminal degree in field
• College level teaching experience
• Experience teaching collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting
• Experience teaching and mentoring groups of students who are diverse in age, work experience, and background


Academic Institution


Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.