MFA Part-Time Instructor

OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full- or part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2019–2020 academic year. The intention of this pool is to collect applications for current or future opportunities and does not necessarily imply a position is available at this time. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Instructors may be needed to teach on campus graduate courses in the following areas: Creative Writing. If hired into a term appointment, the anticipated start date(s) are September 16, 2019, December 16, 2019, or March 16, 2020.

The primary mission of the Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) Program is to provide graduate level education and the curriculum encompasses most standard fields of the discipline.This position is designed to foster critical thinking, advance student’s knowledge and skills through the teaching of various discipline/courses. The incumbent(s) are expected to provide an intellectual foundation for students concerning the discipline. The courses serve students in degree programs.

OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,100 students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.

Position Duties:

95%—Administer and teach course(s) term-by-term in one or more of these disciplines; Creative Writing.
Complete course assessment processes and continuously improve teaching effectiveness.

5%—Participate in advising and mentoring students:
Advise students, be available for office hours, complete record-keeping and minor administrative tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in one of the fields listed (or a related field) is a requirement: Creative Writing, English, Liberal Arts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or terminal degree
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and equity, service to students
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. A resume/CV
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
  3. A diversity statement indicating how your teaching philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion in the classroom and broader community
  4. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers as part of the application process

For additional information please contact: emily.carr@osucascades.edu or apply directly online at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/76063.

Applications will be considered throughout the 2019–2020 academic year.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Contact Information

Human Resources
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Contact Phone: 
(541) 322-3106