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Writing Instructor

Clatsop Community College
Astoria, Oregon
Base salary begins at $60,842.00 for 174 day annual contract
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Clatsop Community College, a public, two-year institution, located in Astoria, Oregon, serving students and communities in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Writing Instructor.

Assignment: This position has a possible January start.  Full time Faculty work 174 days per year from mid-September to mid-June with opportunities for summer teaching.


Job Summary


Under the general supervision of the Dean of Transfer Education works collaboratively to provide instruction in composition and secondary related subject areas for Clatsop Community College.



  • Teach all levels of composition using various modalities, as part of the expected workload. Teach in secondary areas of interest, preferably creative writing using various modalities as assigned within the contracted workload. Work with colleagues to coordinate strategic planning and outcomes assessment for the college writing program. Build relationships with high school writing instructors and facilitate dual enrollment needs as assigned. Advise majors and non-majors following workload recommendations according to the collective bargaining agreement. Serve on college shared governance committees as needed. Contribute to the community through partnerships, mentoring, and/or volunteer work. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Writing or Composition Demonstrated excellence for teaching composition at the college level (2 years minimum) and at least one other related subject area (creative writing, literary publications, film, or humanities) Documented experience with developing and implementing learner outcomes, assessment, and strategic planning. Instructional experience using various modalities including asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, hyper-flex, and more. Excellent writing and communication skills. Experience working with diverse student populations. Demonstrated ability to work in a professional and collegial manner with a group, with a supervisor, and independently. Understand and follow FERPA and TITLE IX laws and policies regarding confidentiality and appropriate teacher/student interactions with mutual respect and fairness.

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in composition/rhetoric Experience advising student publications Experience teaching with Canvas Interest in creating new courses and updating previously approved courses to meet the needs of students, the college, and the community



Clatsop Community College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. To ensure the college provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all, we are seeking a candidate who understands, and experience with, successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds, including people with disabilities; people with various gender identities and sexual orientations; individuals from historically underrepresented communities; and other groups.


To Apply: View full job descriptions/qualifications and apply on-line at

Applications must be completed by December 1, 2022.

Contact the Human Resources Office at (503)338-2530 or if application assistance is needed.

Please visit our web site for more information regarding this position and our application process. Follow special instructions carefully. Only complete applications will be considered. Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


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