Computer Science/Software Development Faculty (Professional and Continuing Education)

Evergreen State College
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$47,075-$106,116
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Position Information

Position Title Computer Science/Software Development Faculty (Professional and Continuing Education)

Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained regular faculty member eager to develop innovative Computer Science curriculum at an experimental liberal arts college. We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to explore the unique possibilities that computer science, computational thinking, and software development offer toward problem solving and critical thinking in an interdisciplinary, team-taught curriculum.

The position includes expectations to help design and teach courses that contribute to certificate programs as well as degree completion paths for returning adult students. Strong candidates will have experience in software engineering, and interests in one or more of the following: game design (preferred), cybersecurity, computer languages, mobile apps, Web programming, data science, music and the arts, or networking.

We are interested in candidates who have experience or interest in using innovative pedagogy to engage students in developing their conceptual understanding of computation. We strongly encourage applicants who have had experience teaching and/or working with students from underserved populations. We are eager to increase our capacity to create inclusive classrooms that support diverse learners in computational thinking and computer science.

Each applicant should submit a cover letter that explicitly addresses the various components of this position description. Successful applicants will give attention to the ways in which they meet each of the Minimum Qualifications and any of the Preferred Qualifications.

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, article 11.

Job Expectations

Curriculum in the school for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) is based on stackable certificates and related bachelor's degree curriculum comprised of 4-credit and 8-credit offerings, normally planned at a 25:1 student to faculty ratio, and capstone work including undergraduate research or internships and individual study. Faculty appointed to the school for PaCE will teach a mixture of those types of offerings, with a planned full-time workload equivalent to 25 full-time (16-credit) student FTE (for example: two 8-credit classes with 25 students each or other such combinations). Courses and programs are offered online, in-person, or in low residency hybrid formats with both remote and in-person elements. Most synchronous instruction would be taught in the evenings or weekends, with some flexibility to offer instruction in the day if there is demonstrated demand or if teaching during daylight hours is an important part of the pedagogy (such as for field work). In the first year of the contract faculty will have the opportunity for partial release from teaching to help with the design and development of new certificates and curriculum in the school for Professional and Continuing education. Faculty will be provided with opportunities to increase their skill in online curriculum development.

Evergreen uses narrative evaluations in lieu of grades and faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter in each class. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.

Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome, and all can learn from each other.

A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (follow the Collective Bargain Agreement link at https: // www.

Minimum Qualifications

•A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field (or degree expected by start date in Fall 2024)


Master's in Computer Science or a related field, plus 5+ years professional experience in computer science

•College level teaching experience

•Experience, or evidence of potential for, supporting the success of traditionally underserved students and diverse learners in Computer Science

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in:

  • teaching computer science
  • interdisciplinary teaching and/or research
  • team-teaching
  • software development sufficient to guide student projects/research
  • one or more of the following areas: game design, cybersecurity, computer languages, mobile apps, Web programming, data science, or networking
  • developing Computer Science curriculum
  • supporting students' development of writing and other communication skills
  • addressing accessibility and/or Inclusive/Universal Design in the area of computing technologies
  • Conditions of Employment

    As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of beginning work.

    Prior to an official offer of employment, a Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct form must be submitted to the college per RCW 28B.112.080. The college will contact current and past employers to verify this information. Applicants who provide inaccurate information in their declaration will be disqualified and, if the inaccuracies are discovered after the applicant has been hired, it shall be grounds for termination.

    Application Instructions


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of 3 references and contact information (2 of whom must submit letters of reference directly to the college)
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today
  • 1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues (more information is available on our website: https:// www.
  • Optional:

  • Scholarly work
  • Student evaluations or reference letters
  • About Evergreen

    Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. For more information regarding Evergreen's non- discrimination policies or to report discrimination, please visit the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity webpage at www. or contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer at (360) 867-5371, Room 3102 Library Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505.

    Full time/Part time Full Time Salary Information Range: $47,075-$106,116. Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Location Olympia Start Date Fall 2024 Open Date 08/24/2023 Review Start Date Review of completed applications begins 10/24/2023. The posting may close to new application materials any time after this date Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: //

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Equity and Diversity Statement
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Scholarly / Artist Work
  • Student Evaluations
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