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Instructor, Exercise Science

Requisition ID req152
Department Exercise Science and Physical Education
Campus Sylvania Campus - 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR
Employment Type Faculty
Best Consideration Date 12/3/2018
Position Summary

This is a full-time instructional position in the Exercise Science Department at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. This position also includes instruction in the Physical Education Department at the same campus. Courses to be instructed include lecture, lab, and activity classes in Exercise Science and Physical Education. The instruction schedule will be Monday through Friday daytime, but could include some early morning and/or evening classes. Experience teaching exercise science lecture and lab topics (anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, fitness assessment, exercise prescription) and physical education courses is preferred. Current certifications in CPR, AED and First Aid are strongly encouraged.

This position is one of five full time positions in our collective EXS and PE departments. We have a strong and collaborative team. We work closely with administration, support staff, and part-time instructors to deliver a quality educational experience for our students. We are looking for a passionate leader in exercise science, fitness, and physical education to contribute to and strengthen our team.

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.

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 Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Sports Science, Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology
  • Three years (3) experience in the industry.


  • Master's degree in any field plus Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Sports Science, Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology
  • Three years (3) experience in the industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in PE, EXS, Exercise Physiology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology or Human Physiology
  • At least 3 years of recent experience teaching adults in PE or fitness related classes
  • Ability to teach at least one of the listed Professional Activities classes (Group Fitness, Weight Training, Mind-Body, Team Sports, Special Populations or Aquatics
  • Experience teaching theoretical lecture classes in one or more of the following: EXS, kinesiology, biomechanics, fitness promotion, fitness testing and prescription, sports nutrition, fitness for special populations, basic anatomy and physiology for fitness instructors.
  • Experience teaching and supervising students in practical laboratory settings. This should include at least one or more of the following topics: anatomy, kinesiology, fitness testing, body composition, fitness prescription, metabolic cart/VO2max testing, ECG and graded exercise testing (GXT). 

Starting Salary Expectations Initial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($56,274) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement. 
Position Grade Salary Range $52530 to $91089 Annual Salary
Notes 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. 

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 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.  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 waver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: 

- 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 days/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.

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.