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Part Time Faculty Interest Pool - Apprenticeship and Trades

Requisition ID req813
Academic Department Apprenticeship and Trades
Campus     Swan Island Trade Center and/or OMIC Training Center
Position Summary

Portland Community College is accepting applications to be considered for Part-Time Faculty assignments in the Apprenticeship and Trades Program at the Swan Island Trades Center and/or the OMIC Training Center.  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 Academic Year.

Learn more about our program here

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

Professional / Technical Instructors in the Trades and Industry Department shall demonstrate competency / qualifications by:
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the subject area.  

A current approved license or Journey Card in the subject area is required of instructors teaching Apprenticeship required classes or license renewal classes, for any Oregon State Apprenticeable Trade.

  • License Renewal Classes Currently Include: ELT 125, 126, 226, 201, 204, 220, 227, 230, 280; CEU 925P, 3168
  • Apprenticeship Required Classes Currently Include: All Classes with an APR Prefix including APR 200 and any Class that is cross-listed with a Class with an APR Prefix

A current higher license or Journey Card is sufficient to teach in any lower subject area:

  • An instructor with a Manufacturing Plant Electrician’s Journey Card may teach Limited Maintenance Electrician courses: APR 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204.
  • An instructor with a General Journeyman’s License may teach Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) and Manufacturing Plant Electrician (MPE) and License Renewal and Exam Preparation courses: APR 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226; ELT 201, 230, 220, 125, 126, 226, 204, 280; CEU 925P, 3168.

See the PCC Instructor Qualifications webpage for more information.

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
  • 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. 


Part-Time Faculty Compensation

2020/2021 Hourly Rates:

  • Lecture $66.71/hour
  • Lab $49.36/hour
  • Lecture/Lab $53.70/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.

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.

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.

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.