Instructor, Nursing (4 positions)

Portland Community College   Portland, OR   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 22, 2024
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Instructor, Nursing (4 positions)

Requisition ID



Nursing Programs


SY-Sylvania Campus

Employment Type


Best Consideration Date


Position Summary

The Nursing program at Portland Community College is seeking multiple full-time instructors effective January 26, 2024, beginning the 2024/2025 academic year. The Portland Community College Nursing program is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). Admitted nursing students have the option of completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University after completing two years at PCC and earning the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN).

Faculty prepare students to enter the nursing profession, enabling them to respond to changing healthcare needs of individuals and communities in various healthcare settings. The Nursing program values access to a learning community that is evidence-based, student-centered, and culturally sensitive. We promote curiosity and student success for the achievement of academic goals in a caring, safe, and respectful environment.

Central to nursing education is a positive, caring, supportive, and respectful student-teaching relationship that promotes professional and personal development and growth. The faculty recognize and value each student's uniqueness and implement various innovative teaching strategies to promote self-direction in learning.

These full-time instructor positions are based out of PCC’s Sylvania Campus and require experience in and the ability to teach a broad range of nursing courses, as well as the ability to develop future coursework in alignment with industry, accreditation and state regulation. Nursing instructors perform all duties of full-time faculty at PCC and in particular:

● Provide academic leadership in the implementation of a robust nursing education program; including skills lab, theory courses, SIM lab and clinicals
● Support and engages with PCC nursing faculty as well as other nursing faculty across the district
● Support the development of an innovative, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive nursing curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse student body

Portland Community College serves nearly 50,000 full and part-time students across a large and diverse service area, with four campuses and multiple education centers. We are committed to a culture that values belonging, justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive, trauma-informed and inclusive services designed to improve equitable educational outcomes for college students is required for these positions.

These positions serve a Nursing program that currently spans across multiple PCC locations. The primary location will be Sylvania Campus, with an expectation that faculty members teach at any location where PCC Nursing courses are offered. In addition, there will be some occasions where business will be required at other PCC or off-site locations. There will be some remote/hybrid work opportunities, as approved by the position supervisor and executive leaders.

Please Note:

As part of this application you will be required to respond to the application question below, and to upload your response as an attachment. You will also be required to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript.

· How do your personal and professional lived experiences prepare you for culturally responsive teaching? Please provide specific examples.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

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. In your application material, please clearly address your experience with the following Success Criteria, as well as the Instructor Qualifications.

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective and thought. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every one of the success criteria qualifications described below. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the College.

· Demonstrated ability to train and/or mentor nursing students through rotations and/or recent graduates through rotations. 

· Experience in healthcare education in a variety of modalities or educational delivery methods, with experience teaching at a community college and/or in an undergraduate nursing program preferred.

· Experience working with internal and external stakeholders to creatively and collaboratively seek continuous improvement in reaching a variety of goals set forth by the organization.

· Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, technology, as well as staff and/or student mentoring.

· Proven training, mentoring or instructional experience, utilizing effective communication strategies, with diverse audiences, demonstrating an ability to create and nurture a sense of well-being and belonging.

· Demonstrated ability to utilize culturally responsive and equity-focused practices with a diverse population and work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

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’s degree in Nursing and maintain expertise in one’s areas of responsibility, have at least three years of nursing experience, and hold a current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon,


· Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and maintain expertise in one’s areas of responsibility, have at least five years of nursing experience, and hold a current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience teaching at a community college and/or in an undergraduate nursing program preferred

· Experience with OCNE or concept-based curriculum in nursing education preferred

Starting Salary Expectations

Initial Salary Placement will be between Step 1 ($68,436) and Step 3 ($72,600) based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement. Salary Range: PCC Full-Time Faculty Schedule 2022/23

PCC Full-Time Faculty Schedule 2022/23

Position Grade Salary Range

$68436 to $109776 Annual Salary



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.

PCC currently 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. A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049. 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 courses offered at PCC 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.

Paid Leave:

· 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 per 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Please note that Portland Community College is not currently able to provide visa (e.g. H1-B Visa) sponsorship for potential employees.

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: .

Background Check Required


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.

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