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Instructor Pool - 2024/2025: Creative Writing (MFA)



Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Position Information
Department Acad Prog / Student Aff (LCB)
Position Title Instructor
Job Title Instructor Pool - 2024/2025: Creative Writing (MFA)
Appointment Type Academic Faculty
Job Location Bend
Benefits Eligible Dependent: Hours Worked/Duration
Remote or Hybrid option?
Job Summary
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 terms basis for the 2024-2025 academic year. 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 and remote graduate courses in the following areas: Fiction Writing (Short & Long), Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry & Poetics.

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. If hired into a term-appointment, the anticipated start dates are September 16, 2024, December 16 2024, or March 16, 2025.

The primary mission of the Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) Program is to provide graduate level education, including critical reading, writing, and thinking while advancing students’ knowledge and skills though the teaching. The curriculum encompasses most standard approaches to writing through workshops and seminars, with a particular focus on the honing of genre-based craft skills, critical studies, difference & diversity, as well as community engagement. The incumbent(s) are expected to provide an intellectual and artistic foundation for students while also mentoring students through the successful creation of a thesis project. The courses serve students in the degree program only.

OSU-Cascades 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 4-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-centered educational environment.
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities
90%: Teaching & Mentorship:
Administer and teach courses(s) term-by-term or in one or more these disciplines: Fiction Writing (Short & Long), Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry & Poetics. Mentor students in the creation and production of theses. Hold regular office hours. Complete course assessment processes and continuously improve teaching effectiveness.

Service: Serve on thesis committees, attend faculty meetings, participate in curriculum development, perform record-keeping and minor administrative tasks.
What You Will Need
• A Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least 1 book-length publication by (or under contract with) a national press.
• Teaching experience at the college or university level.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
What We Would Like You to Have
MFA or PhD in Creative Writing) and at least one book-length publication published by (or under contract with) a national press.; or PhD in English, American Studies, Liberal Studies (or a related field) and at least one book-length publication published by (or under contract with) a national press.
• A strong commitment to and experience with local, regional, national, and/or transnational literary communities.
• Ability to develop and teach creative writing seminars and workshops with a focus on racial/ethnic, gender/sexual, class-based and other forms of difference.
• Experience with publishing and/or advising student-led literary publications.
• Experience with on-line teaching formats (Zoom, etc.)
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Work schedule may vary depending upon student needs and engagement in campus and/or program activities.
Pay Method Salary
Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with skills, education, and experience
Link to Position Description
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P08180UF
Number of Vacancies varies
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2024
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 06/16/2024
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 06/15/2025
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

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) Representative writing sample of 25 pages or less, upload as “Other Document 1”.

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:
Anthony Parker-Hoang,

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.

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