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Instructor, Computer Information Systems - Cybersecurity

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Instructor, Computer Information Systems - CybersecurityRequisition IDreq2162DepartmentComputer Information SystemsCampusSY-Sylvania CampusEmployment TypeFacultyBest Consideration Date Apply Immediately; this job posting with close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.Position Summary
Are you passionate about shaping the next generation of cybersecurity professionals? The Science, Computing and Engineering Pathway at Portland Community College is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable Computer Information Systems Instructor with expertise in Cybersecurity. As a key member of our faculty, you will play a pivotal role in equipping students with the skills and insights needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity.
Position is scheduled to start January 2025 at the start of PCC's Winter Term.
This instructor will prepare PCC's students for jobs at the cutting edge of technology through: the development of our CIS program, curriculum development, course instruction, and partnerships with local industry for internships and advisory boards, as well as other tasks as assigned. The position represents an outstanding opportunity to bring your expertise to lead and grow this vital academic program and to work closely with and mentor students. The work will draw on your ability to connect students with the latest advances in Cybersecurity and to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment.
At the core of PCC's mission is equitable student success. PCC serves over 60,000 students in the Portland area. We have one of the most diverse student populations, many of whom come from historically untapped communities. We are committed to serving all of our students. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, one who is equally committed to a culture which values human diversity in all its forms and who brings culturally responsive educational practices to serve our students. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought.
This might be you! We encourage you to apply, if you believe you have a combination of education and experience to meet the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the College.
Please Note:

As part of this application you will be required to respond to the application question below, and to upload your response as an attachment. You will also be required to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript.

    How do your personal and professional lived experiences prepare you for culturally responsive teaching? Please provide specific examples.
See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate ProfileThese qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

In your cover letter, please provide a brief description of how you meet the minimum qualifications and the following five success criteria so that we can get to know you and what you can bring to Portland Community College. We are seeking a candidate who:

    Has a passion for and/or recent experience with college-level teaching or adult training and strives for lifelong learning.
    Has applied Cybersecurity experience in an Information Systems environment with demonstrated industry connections and ability to stay current with changing technologies and community support needs.
    Has experience with a broad range of IT topics and the willingness to teach and improve our curriculum across the courses the CIS department offers.
    Is able to demonstrate the positive impact of strong intercultural, interpersonal, and communications skills (written, oral and presentation) in a highly diverse environment, adapting practices to include a wide range of cultural knowledge, experiences, and perspectives, especially from historically untapped communities.
    Has the ability to respond to cultural shifts and changing community support needs to help improve our Computer Information Systems program through curriculum development and pedagogical innovation.Is able to teach in-person and online.
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).

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM-related bachelor’s degree ANDExperience: 4 years full-time equivalent non-teaching industry experience in the field.OR

Education: Associate’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM-related bachelor’s degree ANDExperience: 8 years full-time equivalent non-teaching industry experience in the field.Related InstructionCIS 120, 121 and 122 include embedded Related Instruction in Computation. In order to teach these courses, instructor must have completed college-level algebra or higher Math.

Starting Salary ExpectationsInitial Salary Placement will be between Step 1 ($68,436) and Step 3 ($72,600) based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.

PCC Full-Time Faculty Schedule 2022/23

Position Grade Salary Range$64562 to $103562 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

Please note that Portland Community College is not currently able to provide visa (e.g. H1-B Visa) sponsorship for potential employees.

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.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.


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