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Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Biology

Requisition ID req78
Academic Department Biology
Campus     All Four PCC Campuses
Position Summary

Portland Community College is accepting applications to be considered for Part-Time Faculty assignments in Biology. Biology courses are taught at all 4 main PCC campuses.   The Department will review applications in this pool as the need arises for new part-time faculty in this area.    There is currently an anticipated need to teach courses in Anatomy & Physiology, and in Microbiology.

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/biology/

Please also review the PCC Course Catalog for this subject area.  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

  • Master's degree in Biology

     OR

  • Master's degree in related area AND 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in Biology
Degrees in the following areas should be regarded as Master's degrees in subject area:
Anatomy, Animal Behavior, Animal Sciences, Botany, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DC), Doctor of Dental Science (DDS or DMD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Ecology, Education/Science Education (assuming 30 graduate credits in any of the other subjects), Entomology, ESR (Environmental Science and Resources), Evolution/Evolutionary Biology, Fisheries, Forestry, Genetics, Marine Biology, Medical Doctor (MD), Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Physiology, Plant Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Zoology 

This list may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate for the subject and related areas. The Division Dean will make the final determination about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list. The department chair can determine the applicability of a particular degree to teaching a specific biology course. 

Provisional Approval 
A part-time instructor without a Masters or Doctorate may be approved if they have 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the subject area and are actively pursuing the degree and are anticipated to be awarded the degree within six months of hire, as determined by the instructor's graduate advisor (a letter from the advisor will be required and kept on file.) 

Notes 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.

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.