PT Faculty -Writing (WR121) Winter Term 2023

Oregon Coast Community College

Job Description



Full Job Description

Position Title: Writing Instructor 


Department/Unit: Academic Affairs

Classification: Part Time Faculty 


Status (exempt or non-exempt): Exempt

Percentage: Part time 


Annual/Academic year: term to term

Pay is dependent upon individual credentials and experience ($616 to $698 per credit)



Overview: We are hiring a part-time Writing instructor to teach WR121- English Composition for the 2023 Winter Term (see additional course details below).

  • The course will be taught face-to-face in at the North Center site in Lincoln City.
  • Winter term 20223 starts January 9, 2023 and is completed March 25, 2023
  • We are committed to hiring faculty with a student-centered approach to teaching.


Uploading of your curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, copies of your unofficial transcripts and Statement of Philosophy on Teaching are required as part of the application process.

  • This position will remain open until filled, with a first review November 28, 2022



1. Creating an inclusive classroom environment that is sensitive to and respectful of student diversity.

2. An interest in teaching across the curriculum and interdisciplinary collaboration.

3. Giving students access to learning where and when it supports their success (days, evenings, weekends; at all of our locations; as well as on-line).

4. A passion for pedagogy and commitment to continuous improvement.

5. Excitement about technology; already savvy or excited to learn.

6. Collaborative engagement outside of the classroom to improve institutional outcomes for our students and staff.

7. An entrepreneurial mindset and propensity to see what is possible.

8. Faculty ownership and leadership in the classroom, discipline, and College.

9. Collegiality and respect for everyone.

10. Excited about and committed to advancing OCCCs future: independent accreditation, growth in access and programs, and a great place to work.




Teaching and Student Success: Instruct students using approved course outcome guides and accurate syllabi. Prepare instructional materials as needed. Meet all assigned classes. Apply the colleges values for teaching and learning. Facilitate learning that applies to students academic and career goals. Meet the curricular needs of students at various learning levels. Encourage mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment. Provide effective teaching strategies in an environment that encourages student and instructor interaction. Actively engage students in the learning process. Encourage creative and critical thinking. Evaluate and grade student progress. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and scholastic progress.


Professional Responsibilities:
 Work collaboratively with colleagues and community partners. Invited to participate in institutional work (such committee work and shared governance) to advance the College mission. Invited to attend and participate in meetings that are regional and state, college-wide, department, and program level. Engage in a reasonable amount of student contact outside of instruction to respond to questions and to resolve course-related problems. Undertake activities that promote and support: college core themes (student success and educational pathways), college priorities (assessment and program review), and faculty development.

Interact with students, staff, and administration in a professional manner. Assure effective two- way communication at all levels of responsibility.

Compliance Comply with published College Policies and Procedures. Maintain a safe learning and working environment by following all laws, policies and procedures established by the College and through state and federal oversight (such as OSHA and Title IX). Maintain College safety standards in work areas; ensure that students are trained in good safety practices; and make reasonable efforts to ensure that students follow good safety practices.

Other duties as needed: Use of media aids, the library, and other resources, as applicable. Requires a flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends. Ability to travel to a variety of teaching sites throughout Lincoln County.

The list of essential functions is intended to be representative of the tasks performed by this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Below is the course detail for Winter 2023

Course detail

WR121 - Introduction to Expository Writing

Offers broad preparation for both academic writing and professional communication. Includes composing for a variety of rhetorical situations, writing for both oneself, and for external audiences. Provides self-guided learning opportunities alongside more structured opportunities for practice with support as needed.


No supervision-



Minimum Qualifications:

Education: MFA, MA or PhD in English, Literature, or Rhetoric/Composition, OR an MA or PhD in an interdisciplinary field with a minimum of 30 graduate quarter credit-hours in one or a combination of English, Literature, or Rhetoric/Composition.

Experience: Have taught at least four college-level composition classes or have equivalent college classroom experience through a mentoring or internship program.


  • Faculty positions are represented by the collective bargaining agreement between American Federation of Teachers and Oregon Coast Community College.
  • New part time faculty have term to term appointments. New part time faculty will be evaluated during their first term of employment.
  • Light physical exertion with occasional, moderate lifting, bending, stooping, and pulling. Ability to carry equipment and tools of moderate weight, using arms and hands.
  • Mobility to move between offices, classrooms, and floors.
  • Ability to hear the conversational voice and effectively communicate responses.
  • Visual acuity to read and evaluate student work and complete and maintain various types of records.
  • Assignment is in Lincoln City.
  • Travel between College sites and other locations may be required as needed.
  • Periodic travel and overnight stays outside of Lincoln County may be required for meetings, professional development, and other purposes.

**The use of tobacco and smoke-emitting materials and devices including electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all of the college locations, including OCCCs building exteriors and parking lots.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Oregon Coast Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

In support of Oregon Veterans Preference in Public Employment, we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at Oregon Coast Community College.

All positions at Oregon Coast Community College are required to be available for work onsite as requested by the college. Employees must maintain Oregon residency as a condition of employment.

Federal law prohibits the College from employing an individual who has not provided documentation for verification by the third day of employment.

Contact Human Resources if you need assistance and/or an accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 541-867-8515.

  • Notice of Affirmative Action Policy- It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or family relationship (ORS 659.340), in admission and access to, or treatment in, employment, educational programs, or activity as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and their implementing regulations.

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