Writing Instructor

Oregon Institute of Technology   Klamath Falls, OR   Part-time     Education
Posted on August 25, 2023
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The College of Health, Arts, and Sciences at Oregon Tech, an Oregon public university, is seeking candidates for a half-time, non-tenure-track writing instructor to teach in the Communication Department beginning Fall 2023.

Position Summary: 

This Instructor will primarily teach courses in academic, professional, and technical writing. The teaching load is approximately seven credits per term.

The instructor's primary role is to provide face-to-face instruction in writing for students on Oregon Tech's Portland Metro campus, in service of the 18 credits in communication required of all Oregon Tech students.

Oregon Tech values and rewards excellent teaching. The successful candidate will be a committed, passionate, and effective teacher.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve at the departmental level to maintain quality academic curriculum and pursue appropriate professional development to maintain excellence in teaching.

The Communication Department is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Departmental Information:

The Communication Department is at Oregon Tech is exceptionally committed to ensuring that all graduates can communicate effectively. We provide courses that fulfill the university’s requirement of 18 credits of general education coursework in academic and technical writing as well as public speaking and group communication. This requirement reflects the feedback and direction of Oregon Tech’s many Industry Advisory Boards. At the Klamath Falls campus, the department offers majors in Professional Writing and Communication Studies; minors in Human Interaction and Professional Writing & Technical Communication; and a certificate in Dispute Resolution.

For more information regarding the Communication Department, visit: https://www.oit.edu/academics/health-arts-sciences/communication-department

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Rhetoric/Composition or Technical/Professional Communication OR master's degree in a related disciplinary field with substantial graduate training in Rhetoric/Composition or Technical/Professional Communication
  • Experience teaching college-level academic, technical, and professional writing courses with a rhetorical focus

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, Technical/Professional Communication or a closely related field
  • Excellent technology skills (MS Office, Adobe Suite, WordPress, or other contemporary desktop productivity and publishing tools)
  • Experience teaching adult learners, veterans, and other non-traditional student populations
  • Experience or interest in curricular assessment

Application Instructions: 

The initial review of applications will take place on September 7th, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date, may not receive full consideration.

To apply, visit: Oregon Institute of Technology Portal | Writing Instructor (oit.edu)

Then, upload the following elements to your application:
Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts (Unofficial)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Professional References List

AA/EEO Statement: 

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or oithr@oit.edu.

Oregon Institute of Technology

3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls , OR