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Instructor, Computer Science

Portland Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023
Instructor, Computer Science

Requisition ID

Computer Science

SY-Sylvania Campus

Employment Type

Best Consideration Date

Position Summary

Are you ready to shape the future of Computer Science education and inspire the next generation of innovators? The Science, Computing & Engineering Pathway at Portland Community College is actively seeking a dedicated and forward-thinking full-time faculty member in Computer Science to join our esteemed institution starting in the fall of 2024. As a vital contributor to our academic community, you will play a key role in fostering student interest and success in this dynamic and essential technical field.

If you are passionate about guiding students toward success, committed to innovative curriculum development, and eager to contribute to the growth of Computer Science programs, we invite you to apply. Join our collaborative academic environment where you can make a meaningful impact on the next generation of Computer Science professionals. Embark on a rewarding journey with us as we prepare students for success in this vital technical field!

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 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 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 experience with college-level teaching or adult training and strives for teaching excellence.
  • Can share expertise in subjects like Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Object-Oriented Programming, Cybersecurity, and Software Development with students who have no background in these topics.
  • Applies instructional expertise and an understanding of Culturally Responsive Education theory to make Computer Science topics approachable and relatable to first- and second-year college students, including students who have no prior experience in Computer Science.
  • Responds to cultural shifts and changing community support needs to help improve our Computer Science program through curriculum development and pedagogical innovation. Open to working with teaching technologies and learning management systems.
  • Is willing to support and mentor part-time faculty in the department.
  • Is able to teach in-person classes, and online classes.
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).
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant academic or industry experience.

Demonstrated Competency for specific courses: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field AND at least 5 years of relevant academic or industry experience.

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.

PCC Full-Time Faculty Schedule 2022/23

Position Grade Salary Range
$64562 to $103562 Annual Salary


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

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 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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