Composition and Technical Writing Faculty, Online

Online Faculty Position
Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare,
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Oregon Tech seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track position in the Communication Department teaching writing online, including both technical writing and composition. The teaching load is 12 courses per year, with a 9-month contract renewable annually. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition benefit.

Oregon Tech Online (OTO) is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of online degree programs and courses in multiple fields including healthcare, applied psychology, management, information technology, and engineering. OTO offers programs geared to place-bound and working professionals who are busy and ready to begin or advance their education, as well as to students pursuing degrees at any of Oregon Tech’s physical locations. 


Teaching responsibilities include intermediate and advanced technical writing in addition to first-year composition. Other responsibilities include assisting other Communication faculty members with the development of online courses and related materials, participating in relevant departmental curriculum committees, and engaging in professional development related to the online teaching of writing.

The successful candidate will gain professional development opportunities including the option to attend conferences, and workshops, earn an online teaching certification, and receive ongoing technical and pedagogical support.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or related discipline, with degree in hand by September 1, 2018.
  • Experience teaching college-level composition and/or technical writing in a fully-online setting.
  • Excellent technology skills, including synchronous and asynchronous digital communication and experience with Blackboard or another similar CMS/LMS.
  • Ability to travel to Klamath Falls, Oregon twice a year for fall convocation and a spring faculty retreat.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Expertise in best practices in online education.
  • Experience teaching public speaking, in-person or online.
  • Experience teaching specialized upper-division professional writing or technical communication courses (grant proposal writing, editing, documentation, etc.).
  • Experience teaching writing face-to-face.
  • Experience facilitating professional development in online instruction among faculty.
  • Experience with universal design for learning and the design of accessible course materials.
  • Hands-on professional and technical communication experience in business, industry, and/or academia.

How to Apply:

Initial review of applications will begin on May 26, 2017. Therefore, at the discretion of Oregon Tech, materials received after May 26, 2017 may not receive full consideration. 

To apply, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy that addresses online teaching and learning, and (4) contact information for three professional references. Additional materials will be requested of finalists.

Send all application materials to Be sure to reference job #17-66025 in the subject line of the email. Application materials also may be mailed to Oregon Tech Office of Human Resources, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200.

For further information, contact Professor Franny Howes, Search Committee Chair, at, or visit the Oregon Tech website at