Instructor, Radiography

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Instructor, RadiographyRequisition IDreq805DepartmentRadiographyCampusSY-Sylvania CampusEmployment TypeFacultyBest Consideration Date5/31/2021Position SummaryPortland Community College is seeking to fill a full-time instructional position in the Medical Imaging Department. The successful candidate will work with a small team of other faculty to provide theory, lab and clinical instruction to a diverse student population. Are you interested in training the next generation of radiologic technologists? Apply now to join our team.

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

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PCC believes in the following core values, as part of your answers, please describe how your own lived experiences will factor in your approach to teaching at Portland Community College.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)

This approach relies on making meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences. These connections help students develop higher-level academic skills, and see the relevance between what they learn at school and their lives. With this in mind, please describe an example of how you help others come to understand concepts from your field/discipline/industry to be relevant in their daily lives.

Inclusive teaching

Describes the range of approaches to teaching that consider the diverse needs and backgrounds of all students to create a learning environment where all students feel valued and where all students have equal access to learn.

    Instructors develop supportive relationships with students and establish a culture of care in the classroom Instructors establish a learning environment that decreases incivility and unproductive conflict Student participation and engagement increases Students are more likely to take intellectual risks, persist with difficult material and retain learning across contexts

Being aware of racism, reflecting on how society and those around you have contributed to the development of racist ideas, and actively challenging and avoiding engaging in further racist behavior. Racism shows up in many places in academia: in curriculum, classroom practices, and institutional policies.


When talking about decolonizing in academia, it is usually referring to the curriculum (the lessons and academic content taught) or classroom practices. Both curriculum and classroom practices in the U.S. have been shown to privilege white middle-class and upper-middle class students.

Decolonizing classroom practices might mean not grading on attendance or timeliness. In a remote setting, it might mean not requiring students to turn on their camera or dress in business casual for a presentation.


Instructors meet students where they are, understanding that some students come in with past experiences that are traumatic. Instructors build trust with students, students are relaxed enough to learn, and mistakes are seen as informative and part of the learning process.

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.

Experience teaching or training in an academic or clinical/work environment

Experience evaluating employee/student performance in an academic or clinical/work environment

Experience successfully working with a team to develop and implement a project/procedure

Bachelor’s degree or will complete Bachelor’s within 3 years of hire

    Demonstrates awareness of one’s own cultural background and how it influences perception, values and practices and how these perceptions, values and practices shape their teaching and relationship to studentsDemonstrates or explains how one would develop culturally-responsive curriculum and instruction in response to differences in individual experiences, and cultural, ethnic, gender, linguistic and socioeconomic status

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).

Associate degree or higher in any field andCurrent ARRT certification and Oregon license in radiography - or be Oregon-eligible within 3 months of hire andThree (3) years or more radiography work experience. Recent teaching experience at the college level or industry training experience, or a combination of the two, may be substituted, year for year, for recent experience in the Imaging industry.

Preferred Qualifications

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 can connect academic or professional 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 experiences are a factor in how you would do this work.

Starting Salary ExpectationsInitial Salary Placement will be up to Step 3 ($61,137) 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 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 per 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

For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit:

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.




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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time