Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Sign Language Interpretation Program (SLIP)
Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Sign Language Interpretation Program (SLIP)Requisition IDreq255Academic DepartmentWorld Languages / Sign Language InterpretationCampus Sylvania Campus - 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR Position SummaryPortland Community College is accepting applications to be considered for Part-Time Faculty assignments in Sign Language Interpretation. The Department will review applications in this pool as the need arises for new part-time faculty in this area.
This is NOT an announcement of a specific open position, but a Part-time Faculty Interest Pool, from which the department will identify applicants based on course assignment needs during the Academic Year. Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full term class assignments.
Candidate ProfileInstructor Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in Interpreting, Interpreter Education, Intercultural Relations, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or related fieldCertification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (acceptable certifications: CSC, CI/CT or NIC) OR certification from the ASLTACurrent membership in the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)Three (3) years of experience teaching interpreting or American Sign Language in credit courses at the college levelNative or near native ASL proficiency to be assessed through a proficiency interview
- Experience coordinating an academic program, including working with part-time faculty and developing curriculum
Full-time Instructors will teach many of the different courses listed below and have significant, if not primary, responsibility for the curriculum, program equipment and facilities, connection to the Deaf community, the Advisory Board and other employers, as well as regular college departmental operations.Qualification for Faculty with Specialized Teaching Assignments:
Practicum courses such as ITP 180, 279, 281, 283, 284 and 285 require:
- AAS or BA in Sign Language Interpretation, Interpreter Education, Intercultural Relations, Deaf Education, Linguistics or related fieldRID Certification3 years professional interpreting experienceBackground in mentoring new interpreters
- AAS or BA in Sign Language Interpretation, Interpreter Education, Intercultural Relations, Deaf Education, Linguistics or related fieldRID Certification or ASLTA CertificationThree (3) years professional interpreting experienceMinimum of three (3) years of experience teaching for-credit ASL classes OR recent experience directly related to the content of the course to be taught (e.g. interpreting in K-12 education for ITP 267 and 275)
- Three (3) years of professional work experience in the Deaf community (Human Relations, in ITP 273, 274, 275)Three (3) years of professional work experience mentoring and providing feedback to ASL students, and/or interpreters (Communication, in ITP 279, 281)Three (3) years of professional work experience in basic business aspects and accounting (Computation, in ITP 268)
Note Regarding Academic Credentials:
- Official transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for degrees required in the stated Instructor Qualifications.
- Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation. Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see http://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/faculty-information.html)
- For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit:
These positions are included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees.See the PCC Instructor Qualifications webpage for more information.Part-Time Faculty Compensation
2019/2020 Hourly Rates:
- Lecture $61.15/hourLab $45.25/hourLecture/Lab $49.23/hour
Part-time faculty health insurance eligibility is based on workload during the previous academic year. Once eligible, available insurance plans include Health, Dental, and Vision options, as well as Long-term Care.
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. Part-time faculty may be eligible for PERS/OPSRP if they meet the requirement of six months of employment and are working 600 hours or more per year. 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 waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
- 2 hours sick leave per pay period, up to 32 hours per year; a maximum of 8 hours of accrued sick leave per academic year may be used for personal reasons.
- Veterans: DD214
- Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA