Portland Community College is seeking a full-time general science 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 physical 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 ideal candidate will have a background in meteorology, oceanography, and climate studies, as well as experience with aviation weather forecasting. The new instructor in this position will teach classes at the Rock Creek campus, and fully-online, to support general education as well as PCC’s Aviation Science program. The earth sciences departments are currently in a state of renewal, and this is a rare opportunity to help shape the future growth of the program for the 21st century. If this sounds like a position that interests you, please consider applying for this outstanding general science faculty opportunity today!
See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/instructor-qualifications/gs/
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?
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 readiness and enthusiasm to teach meteorology, oceanography, and global climate change classes offered at PCC, in all modalities, including fully online
- Demonstrates ability and enthusiasm to work collaboratively to coordinate and build community with other full-time and part-time faculty who teach general science 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 understanding of their cultural background, how it influences personal biases, perception, values and practices, and allows it to shape 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 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 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 a dedication to professional development and continuous improvement toward supporting equitable student success
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 Master’s degree (or higher) in the GS Subject Area
- A Master’s degree (or higher) in a GS Related Area plus 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the GS Subject Area. Instructors with a Master’s degree (or higher) in a GS Related Area must have their transcripts reviewed to document a minimum of 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the GS Subject Area.
*GS Subject Area degrees include but are not limited to:
● Earth Science
● Earth Systems Science
● Atmospheric Science
*GS Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:
● Environmental Science
● Marine Science
Demonstrated Competency Qualifications
For each of the courses listed below, Demonstrated Competency can be met by:
A Bachelor's degree in the course subject area, plus demonstrated professional competency in the course subject area supported by a minimum of three years of documented full time equivalent experience in the course subject area consisting of any combination of work and/or research and/or teaching experience, carried out in private industry and/or government agency and/or academic institution and/or volunteer organization settings
A Bachelor's degree in the course related area, plus demonstrated professional competency in the course subject area supported by a minimum of five years of documented full time equivalent experience in the course subject area consisting of any combination of work and/or research and/or teaching experience, carried out in private industry and/or government agency and/or academic institution and/or volunteer organization settings.
These lists of subject and related areas may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate. The Program 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.