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Instructor, Chemistry

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Portland Community College
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Sylvania Campus

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Instructor, ChemistryRequisition IDreq737DepartmentChemistryCampusSY-Sylvania CampusEmployment TypeFacultyBest Consideration Date1/26/2021Position SummaryPortland Community College is seeking a full-time chemistry faculty member to provide culturally responsive instruction in support of PCC’s Mission and Values. The successful candidate will be a dynamic instructor who can build an environment that inspires and communicates a love of chemistry and science to a diverse group of students. There will be opportunities to supply input and collaborative leadership in the areas of curriculum and program development, mentoring, virtual learning, college-wide initiatives, community outreach and educational research. Instructors will have access to state of the art teaching labs and will be expected to use student-centered active learning techniques to engage students. If this sounds like a position that interests you, please consider applying for this outstanding chemistry faculty opportunity today!

See the Instructor Qualifications for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/instructor-qualifications/ch/

This position is one of five openings at Portland Community College that will pilot a faculty cohort model that seeks to further diversify the college’s faculty and advance our efforts towards achieving equitable student success. This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values cultural competency and inclusive teaching practices. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the district. For more information about Portland Community College’s commitment to equitable student success, please visit https://www.pcc.edu/yess/.

Candidate ProfileThese 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.

Please be sure to address the Success Criteria below in your cover letter.

  • Demonstrates awareness of their own cultural background and how it influences perception, values, and practices and how these perceptions, values, and practices shape their teaching and relationship to students
  • Demonstrates understanding of structural privileges/inequalities and how they impact educational practices; empowers learners to analyze and overcome the effect of institutional bias/inequality
  • Understands the differences between prejudice, discrimination, and racism and how they operate at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levels
  • Demonstrates the ability or potential to develop culturally responsive curriculum and instruction in response to differences in individual experiences, cultural, ethnic, gender, and linguistic diversity, and socioeconomic status
  • Demonstrates readiness and willingness to teach a variety of chemistry classes at Portland Community College (See possibilities at https://www.pcc.edu/ccog/?fa=course&subject=CH)
  • Demonstrates ability or potential to create a welcoming classroom culture and scientific learning environment for a diverse student population
  • Demonstrates ability or potential to inspire students and facilitate learning using a variety of instructional methodologies
  • Demonstrates ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment. Curricular materials are developed, shared, and improved upon continuously by all members of the department
NOTE - You will be asked to address the following question as part of the application for this Full-Time Instructor position at PCC:

"A key tenet of culturally responsive teaching is the belief that students’ cultural background and lived experience can help bridge new learning. Please describe an example of how you connect academic concepts in your field to knowledge that comes from students’ families, communities, and/or lived experiences. As part of your answer, please tell us something about how your own lived experience is a factor in how you do this work."

Minimum Instructor 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 the subject area OR a Master’s degree (or higher) in a related area plus 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the subject area

Subject Area degrees includes but are not limited to:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Biochemistry


Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Toxicology

These lists of subject and 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, will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list.

Starting Salary ExpectationsInitial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($61,137) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.Position Grade Salary Range$57346 to $97136 Annual SalaryFTE1PCC BenefitsPCC 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. A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049. 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 courses offered at PCC 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

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:
http://catalog.pcc.edu/handbook/i301-instructorqualifications/

Background Check RequiredYesPortland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Organization

From training our community's workforce to preparing students for four-year schools to leading the way in educational success and completion, the work we do at Portland Community College today is at the heart of our region's success tomorrow.

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves nearly 90,000 full-time and part-time students. We fill a unique role, one that offers high quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland's economic community.

 Working at Portland Community College

We welcome your interest in PCC - as a potential student, donor, or community partner. With your support, we can strengthen our region's economy by educating a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities, enrich the community through lifelong learning, build a greener workforce while shrinking our carbon footprint, and maintain our responsibility to be a sound financial steward of public dollars.

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