Campus: Sylvania and Rock Creek Campuses (split)

Employment Type

Position Summary

Portland 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 provide input and collaborative leadership in the areas of curriculum and program development, mentoring, virtual learning, college-wide initiatives, community outreach and educational research. The new instructor in this position will teach classes at both the Sylvania and Rock Creek campuses, and 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 classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/instructor-qualifications/ch/

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.

*        In what ways do your lived experiences prepare you for culturally-responsive teaching?

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.  In your application material, please clearly address your experience with the following Success Criteria, as well as the Instructor Qualifications.

• Demonstrates ability and enthusiasm to teach all chemistry lecture and lab classes offered at PCC in all modalities, including fully online (See https://www.pcc.edu/ccog/?fa=course&subject=CH)
• Demonstrates ability and enthusiasm to work collaboratively and build community with other full-time and part-time faculty who teach chemistry classes (Responsibilities may include coordinating course materials, working collaboratively with the instructional support team and other faculty, assessing student learning, and providing onboarding and continued mentorship of faculty.)
• Demonstrates an ability to navigate laboratory teaching with a focus on student learning, safety, and responsible equipment use and care in collaboration with the instructional support team
• Demonstrates an understanding of their cultural background, how it influences personal biases, perception, values and practices. Demonstrates the ability to use their understanding to enable student success and create a sense of belonging in the classroom.
• Demonstrates a willingness to lead by example and to work collaboratively with others to promote a culture where prejudice, discrimination, and racism are disrupted
• Demonstrates experience and/or readiness in developing, implementing, and refining culturally responsive curriculum and practices, including student-centered active learning, in collaboration with all faculty to support equitable student success across a wide range of student experiences, language diversity, socioeconomic diversity, cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender identities
• Demonstrates a dedication to professional development and continuous improvement toward supporting equitable student success

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


• 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:


Chemical Education


Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

Agricultural Chemistry


Chemical Biology

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Science

Materials Engineering

Material Science

Petroleum Engineering


Physical Sciences


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 Pathway Dean for Sciences, Computing, and Engineering about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list.

Starting Salary Expectations
Initial Salary Placement will be between Step 1 ($64,562) and Step 3 ($68,491) based on related experience, per PCC’s collective bargaining agreement.

Position Grade Salary Range

PCC Full-Time Faculty


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 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)

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Please note that Portland Community College is not currently able to provide 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 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 Required: Yes

As an AA/EEO institution, PCC continues to promote staff diversity. Minorities, women, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be considered in compliance with the ADA.