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Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Reference Librarian

Requisition ID req520
Academic Department Library & Media Services
Campus     Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast, and Sylvania Campuses
Position Summary

Portland Community College is accepting applications to be considered for Part-Time and On-Call Reference Librarians for the Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast, and Sylvania Campuses.   The Department will review applications in this pool as the need arises for new part-time faculty in this area.

This is NOT an announcement of a specific open position, but a Part-time Faculty Interest Pool, from which the department will identify applicants based on course assignment needs during the 2022-23 Academic Year. Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full term class assignments.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play at PCC, please complete your application today to be considered. 


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the library dean, part-time reference librarian will assist students in using the tools of research, provide expertise and assistance in answering reference questions, staff the research help desk, including phone, email, chat, and teach information literacy classes, with guidance from the department chair.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a library or office environment, with frequent interruptions.  Frequent reaching, sitting, walking, and standing may be required.  No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job.  Flexibility in scheduling, must be able to work evening, weekend and short-notice substitute hours.

Candidate Profile

Instructor Qualifications

  • A Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent
  • One year of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of culturally-responsive teaching and learning practices

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of a team with the goal of excellent customer service.
  • Provide direct research and reference assistance to the college community.
  • Teach library instruction and information literacy classes to individuals and groups.
  • Participate in the creation of instructional materials and research guides.
  • Contribute to ongoing work on special projects within the Reference department in coordination with the department chair.

See the PCC Instructor Qualifications webpage for more information.

Part-Time Faculty Compensation

2022-23Hourly Rates:

  • Librarian $49.30 / hour

Note: All newly hired Part-time Faculty will start at Step 1

View the current PCC Part-time Faculty Pay Schedule

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. Benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Part-time faculty health insurance eligibility is based on workload during the previous academic year.  Once eligible, available insurance plans include Health, Dental, and Vision options, as well as Long-term Care.

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.  Part-time faculty may be eligible for PERS/OPSRP if they meet the requirement of six months of employment and are working 600 hours or more per year.  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 you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave:

- 2 hours sick leave per pay period, up to 32 hours per year; a maximum of 8 hours of accrued sick leave per academic year may be used for personal reasons.

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.

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.