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Librarian-Reference and Instruction Librarian

Requisition ID req1548
Department PCC Library
Campus SY-Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Faculty
Best Consideration Date 3/20/2023
Position Summary

Portland Community College (PCC) is seeking a full-time reference and instruction librarian who is prepared to collaboratively advance the Library’s hybrid reference services model that encompasses the delivery of culturally responsive information literacy and library instruction, and research services, in person, fully online, and in a blend of online and in-person in support of PCC's Mission and Values.

The successful candidate will join a team of dedicated faculty librarians that all teach information literacy and library skills through Library credit classes, integrated instruction, and at the research help desk, develop learning materials in a variety of formats, have pathway/program liaison responsibilities, engage in collection development, and contribute to college service. A minimum of 25% of the weekly workload (based on a workload of 35 hours) of this new faculty librarian position will be dedicated to collaboratively leading and developing the library’s online learning experiences to incorporate inclusive and accessible information literacy to the College’s online learning environment. We are looking for a librarian who will bring a diversity of identity, culture, and experience,  perspective, and thought. We encourage applicants who are fluent in a language in addition to English.

PCC Library strives to deliver innovative, collaborative instruction across the curriculum, foster critical thinking and academic study. Through learner-centered teaching and fostering  welcoming and inclusive physical and virtual environments, we provide leadership and contribute to college-wide initiatives such as Open Educational Resources (OER) and textbook affordability, accessibility, copyright, assessment of student learning, and guided pathways. For additional information about PCC Library, please visit the Library website and review the program course offerings. For additional information on this position, see the faculty contract (Article 5.1, 5.2, and 5.5) and a description of the instructor qualifications.

This position is located at PCC’s Sylvania Campus in southwest Portland and will support Reference Services across the college. The work schedule is a blend of on- and off-site and may include some teaching or work in other modalities.

At the core of PCC's mission is equitable student success. PCC serves over 50,000 students in the Portland area. We have one of the most diverse student populations in Oregon, many of whom come from historically untapped communities. We are committed to serving all of our students. We are interested in finding a candidate 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. 


Please Note: You will be asked to address the following question as part of the application for this Full-Time Faculty position at PCC:

A key tenet of culturally-responsive or culturally-relevant teaching is the belief that students’ cultural background and lived experience can help bridge new learning.

In what ways do your lived experiences prepare you for culturally-responsive library services and teaching?  Please include examples that help us understand how your experiences impact how you do this work.



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.

Experience teaching students, providing research support, and connecting students to college services, to enhance student success, online and in person.
Adapts practices to include a wide range of cultural knowledge, experiences, and perspectives, especially from historically untapped communities.
Experience providing leadership in learner-centered instructional design and online pedagogy, with a focus on accessibility and culturally reflective teaching practices.
Experience developing workflows and documentation for the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of a broad range of online teaching and learning objects.
Collaborates with library and college partners to develop and assess inclusive and accessible library services and information literacy learning experiences to enhance student learning outcomes and address cultural, technological, and physical barriers.
Demonstrates contributing positively to a collaborative working environment based on mutual respect, commitment to public service, open communication and cooperation.

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).

pan style="font-family: Verdana;">Masters in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, plus one year’s teaching 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.
Position Grade Salary Range

PCC Full-Time Faculty Schedule 2022/23

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 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.

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.