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Instructor, Sociology

Requisition ID req163
Department Sociology
Campus Rock Creek Campus; 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR
Employment Type Faculty
Best Consideration Date
Position Summary

The Social Science, Communication & Health Division of Portland Community College, Rock Creek seeks a student-centered instructor with experience teaching college-level sociology courses.

In addition to teaching, the faculty member will also mentor part-time faculty and collaborate with Sociology faculty across the district with program review, assessment of the Sociology program, Achieving the Dream work, and other college initiatives.

Experience with Guided Pathways is preferred, but not required.

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 a cover letter, please clearly describe your experience with the following qualifications:

● A minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience
● Ability to create a learning environment for students inclusive of diverse cultural, social, economic and
educational backgrounds
● Commitment to the use of innovative instructional techniques and technologies
● Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with Sociology colleagues across the district on program review, program assessment, curriculum development, and other non-instructional faculty responsibilities
● Continuous professional growth and development

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 Sociology or a sub-discipline of Sociology (i.e. demography, urban studies, criminology, gerontology, peace studies, women’s studies, or as defined by the SAC). The sub-discipline degree must have at least 32 hours of graduate-level coursework in Sociology, with not more than half in research methods.

● Social Work and other social science disciplines, such as Anthropology, Psychology, or Political Science are not considered sub-disciplines of Sociology.

This list of degree areas may not be inclusive as there are other degree areas that may be appropriate.

The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department Chair, will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list.

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
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.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
  • 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. 

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.