Portland Community College Sylvania Campus’ Arts, Performance and Design (APD) Division is seeking a full-time instructor in Basic Design Art. This division is comprised of nine (9) departments/areas of study; Architecture, Art, Communication, Journalism, Dance, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music and Theater Arts. These departments often work in collaboration to help enhance our students college experience. Basic design foundations studio experience centers on creative problem solving, developing perceptual awareness and understanding. Students will work on critical skills and personal artistic vision. Students use a broad range of materials, techniques and projects to explore design concepts with reference to historical and contemporary perspectives. This position requires knowledge of basic design topics, including but not limited to:Color Theory, Black and white/2D Design, 3D Design Foundations, and time based art.
As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves nearly 73,000 full-time and part-time students. We offer high-quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland's economic community. We aim to educate a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year schools, enrich the community through lifelong learning, build a greener workforce and shrink our carbon footprint, and be a sound financial steward of public dollars.
See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/instructor-qualifications/art.html
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.
-Ability to teach at least two of the following basic design courses: 2D Foundations, 3D Foundations, Color Foundations, 4D Foundation
-Ability to teach at least one of the following sculpture courses: Plaster/Clay, Carving, Mixed Media, Figure Sculpture, Metals
-Experience and abilities to oversee or manage a sculpture facility
-Understanding of a diverse learning environment
-Demonstrates the ability to work collegially, creatively and collaboratively at the department/division/campus/college levels
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 of Fine Arts in Visual or Studio Art is required.
Degree must be from an accredited institution.
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.
*Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.
- 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.