Instructor, Psychology

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Instructor, Psychology
Portland Community College


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The Liberal Arts & Pre-College Division on the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College seeks an instructor with experience teaching college-level psychology and a commitment to equitable student success. We are looking for an innovative educator who is willing to center students and the knowledge they have gained from their lived experiences while taking classroom risks to meet student needs.



To apply, please include a cover letter (maximum of 500 words) that addresses the following questions:
How have you changed your courses in the past three years to meet your students' needs in terms of culturally responsive teaching? What have you learned from doing this? How has this experience impacted your teaching philosophy?
See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/instructor-qualifications/psy.html The Liberal Arts & Pre-College Division on the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College seeks an instructor with experience teaching college-level psychology and a commitment to equitable student success. We are looking for an innovative educator who is willing to center students and the knowledge they have gained from their lived experiences while taking classroom risks to meet student needs.

To apply, please include a cover letter (maximum of 500 words) that addresses the following questions:
How have you changed your courses in the past three years to meet your students' needs in terms of culturally responsive teaching? What have you learned from doing this? How has this experience impacted your teaching philosophy?

Candidate Profile
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to culturally responsive teaching as well as a willingness to innovate and take risks in the classroom.
  • Provides evidence of student-centered, college-level teaching experience in Psychology.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate current scientific content, theories, ideas, and interpretations to a wide range of students, including first-generation students, students of color, and students who live in poverty.
  • Demonstrates an understanding that assessing student learning outcomes and refining professional practices on a regular basis is a key component to supporting student success.
  • Demonstrates an ability to lead the department in professional development centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and in particular, the use of culturally responsive teaching methods and techniques.
  • Provides substantial evidence of commitment to remaining current in scholarship.
  • Provides evidence of commitment to serving the department, division, campus, and college district through work on committees, projects, curriculum development, and program development
Minimum Qualifications To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
  • Master’s degree or higher in Psychology (including all specialized degrees with Psychology in the title of the degree)
OR
  • Master’s degree or higher in Counseling (including specialties in MFT, MFCC, CMF)
OR
  • Master’s degree or higher in a Related Area and completion of 30 quarter-hours of graduate credit in a Psychology or Counseling Department.
Related Area degrees include, but are not limited to:
Cognitive Science
Human Sciences
Neuroscience
Social or Human Ecology
Social Work
Human DevelopmentThe list of Related Areas may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate. The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department Chair (and/or screening committee), will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of these lists.Degree must be from an accredited institution. Salary:
Initial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($56,274) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.

PCC Benefits:
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs. PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:
- 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 days/year)
- 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
- 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://pcc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=214&site=9







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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 1/25/2019
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