Job Opening at Western Oregon University

Non-Tenure-Track Instructor, Writing and ESL

Humanities Division
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Western Oregon University seeks a full- or part-time non-tenure-track Instructor of Writing with expertise in Academic Writing for English Language Learners. Usual full-time teaching load will be 4 four-credit classes per quarter consisting of primarily College Writing I and II (sections for International Students) and a grammar of academic discourse class for international students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in TESOL/ESL/EFL/Applied Linguistics or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience with ESL/ELLs at the post-secondary level
  • Experience teaching college writing
  • Skills and experience to motivate students from a range of academic, cultural, socioeconomic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Team-oriented willingness to participate in program development
  • Excellent fluency and accuracy in spoken and written English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching/living overseas
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in ESL and its instructional program (i.e., record of on-going professional development)
  • Proficiency in another language

Start Date: September 16, 2014
Contact Information: Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Robert Troyer, Director, International Student Academic Support, at

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or

Application Process

Required application materials:

  • A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at
  • Letter of interest
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree

Three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses applicant’s teaching experience

Submit Application Materials to:
F1406, NTT Instructor, Writing and ESL Western Oregon University
Human Resources Office
345 N. Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361
-OR- E-mail as an attachment to -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college.
Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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