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Part-Time Faculty Interest Pool - American Sign Language

Requisition ID req70
Academic Department American Sign Language
Campus     Sylvania and Cascade Campuses, and Newberg Center
Position Summary

Portland Community College is accepting applications to be considered for Part-Time Faculty assignments in the American Sign Language Department.  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 2018-19 Academic Year. Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full term class assignments.

Learn more about our program here https://www.pcc.edu/programs/sign-language-studies/

Please also review the PCC Course Catalog for American Sign Language (ASL).  As part of this application, you will be asked to list the current PCC courses which you would be able to teach.

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. 


Candidate Profile

Instructor Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or above from an accredited institution
  • Possess, or be willing to obtain, certification within one year of hire date from the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) – Certified Level
  • Demonstrate native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution in American Sign Language or related field
  • Possess certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) – Certified Level
  • Three years of experience teaching American Sign Language

Note 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 http://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/faculty-information.html)
  • For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit: 
    http://catalog.pcc.edu/handbook/i301-instructorqualifications/ 

These positions are included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. 

See the PCC Instructor Qualifications webpage for more information.

Typical Responsibilities / Duties
  • Instruct and assess students using course outcomes and curriculum approved by the Subject Area Committee
  • Review and update courses as necessary, with approval from the Subject Area Committee
  • Communicate with students through regular office hours and/or phone/email correspondence
  • Actively participate in faculty meetings and work collaboratively with department committees
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development
  • Responsibilities may include conducting ASL placement interview or additional student conference when necessary
Part-Time Faculty Compensation

2018-19 Hourly Rates:

  • Lecture $59.66/hour
  • Lab $44.15/hour
  • Lecture/Lab $48.03/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.