Adjunct Instructor, Communication

Oregon Institute of Technology   Klamath Falls, OR   Part-time     Education
Posted on August 25, 2023
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The Communications Department within the College of Health, Art & Sciences invites applications for Adjunct Instructors

Position Summary
The Department of Communication at Oregon Tech seeks applicants to be considered for part-time course assignments in communication, writing, and speech, including general education classes and specialized classes for majors.

Instructors are needed at the Klamath Falls and Portland Metro campuses. Online availability is also a plus.

Candidates should be prepared to teach ten-week classes on one or more of the following:

  • COM 111Z – Public Speaking
  • SPE 321 – Small Group and Team Communication
  • WRI 121Z – Composition I
  • WRI 122Z – Composition II
  • WRI 227Z – Technical Writing
  • WRI 327 – Advanced Technical Writing
  • WRI 345 – Science Writing

(Course descriptions may be viewed in the Oregon Tech catalog:

The department will review applications in this pool as the need arises for new part-time faculty in these areas. This is NOT an announcement of a specific open position, but a part-time faculty interest pool, from which the department may identify applicants based on scheduling needs.

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.

Department Summary
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:

Qualification Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Communication (for SPE and COM), Rhetoric / Composition (SPE 111, PWR, and WRI), or Technical Communication or Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR and WRI)


  • MA or PhD in a related disciplinary field with a minimum of 30 graduate quarter credit-hours in the appropriate specialization


  • Experience teaching college-level communication, speech, or writing classes in face to face, hybrid, and/or fully online environments
  • Excellent technology skills (MS Office, Adobe Suite, WordPress, or other contemporary desktop productivity and publishing tools, as well as online learning management systems)
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully work, communicate, and collaborate in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Communication (for SPE and COM), Rhetoric / Composition (SPE 111, PWR, and WRI), or Technical Communication or Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR and WRI)

To Apply:

Visit: Oregon Institute of Technology Portal | Adjunct Instructor (

Then, submit an application and include the following elements:

  • A CV that documents your teaching experience
  • A Cover Letter describing your interest in teaching with us
  • Three professional references & their contact information

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

Oregon Institute of Technology

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