Instructor, Facilities Maintenance Technology

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Instructor, Facilities Maintenance Technology

Requisition ID req832 Department Trade Extension Campus STC-Swan Island Trade Center Employment Type Faculty Best Consideration Date 6/2/2021 Position Summary

The Apprenticeship and Trades Department at the Portland Community College Swan Island Training Center in North Portland is looking to fill a full-time faculty position in Facilities Maintenance / HVAC-R to begin in the late summer to prepare for Fall term 2021. While this position is HVAC focused, depending upon your experience you may teach other courses within the Apprenticeship and Trades Department at Swan Island.

As a member of the Apprenticeship and Trades team you would have the opportunity to influence the future face of the construction industry by modeling a high level of technical expertise in Facilities Maintenance and the HVAC/R Industry but also practices that the industry currently lacks, such as cultural literacy. Further, you would be joining a team that is deeply committed to equitable student success and approaches student learning using strengths-based practices to create innovative curriculum and programs. Finally, you would be joining a team that expects ongoing self-reflection and growth in becoming anti-racist and inclusive educators.

We are actively seeking BIPOC, womxn, and gender nonbinary applicants to apply!

This position is one of several 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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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.

PCC believes in the following core values, as part of your answer, 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 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.

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

  • Demonstrated ability and experience teaching technical principals to beginners to the trades
  • Clear and demonstrable understanding of inequity in the construction industry and ideas for reaching those that have traditionally lacked access to trades training and the unique challenges they face in the field
  • Demonstrated experience working as a positive part of a team
  • 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 students
  • Demonstrates 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).

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the subject area
  • A current approved license or Journey Card in the subject area is required of instructors teaching Apprenticeship required classes or license renewal classes, for any Oregon State Apprenticeable Trade

Preferred Qualifications

Starting Salary Expectations Initial 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 Salary FTE 1 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)

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 Required Yes

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.

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