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Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Sign Language Interpretation Program (SLIP)

Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Sign Language Interpretation Program (SLIP)

Requisition ID

Academic Department
World Languages / Sign Language Interpretation

Sylvania Campus - 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR

Position Summary

Portland 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.

Learn more about our program here

Please also review the PCC Course Catalog for this subject area (Subject Search for ITP Courses). As part of this application, you will be asked to list the current PCC courses which you would be able to teach.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play at PCC, please complete your application today to be considered.

Candidate Profile

Instructor Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Interpreting, Interpreter Education, Intercultural Relations, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or related field
  • Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (acceptable certifications: CSC, CI/CT or NIC) OR certification from the ASLTA
  • Current 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 level
  • Native or near native ASL proficiency to be assessed through a proficiency interview
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 field
  • RID Certification
  • 3 years professional interpreting experience
  • Background in mentoring new interpreters
Other courses including language, theory and interpreting courses require:
  • AAS or BA in Sign Language Interpretation, Interpreter Education, Intercultural Relations, Deaf Education, Linguistics or related field
  • RID Certification or ASLTA Certification
  • Three (3) years professional interpreting experience
  • Minimum 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)
Related Instruction:

Instructors who meet the above requirements also need to meet the following qualifications if teaching courses with embedded related instruction:
  • 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 )
  • 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

2022/2023 Hourly Rates:
  • Lecture $78.46/hour
  • Lab $58.06/hour
  • Lecture/Lab $63.16/hour
Note: All newly hired Part-time Faculty will start at Step 1

View the current PCC Part-time Faculty Pay Schedule

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. Benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees.

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.

Paid Leave:

- 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.

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Background Check Required

Portland 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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