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Instructor, Early Childhood Education
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 10/30/2019
Faculty-Education-Teacher Childhood
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Requisition ID



Child and Family Studies Program


SY-Sylvania Campus

Employment Type


Best Consideration Date


Position Summary


PCC’s Child and Family Studies Program seeks a full-time Early Childhood Education Instructor to begin Fall 2020.

The Early Childhood Education Program offers an Associate degree and several certificates and is accredited by NAEYC.  Classes are taught online, face to face as well as hybrid. This position will work with ECE faculty and the Sylvania Child Development Center (the lab program) on instruction, ECE practicum and field seminar.

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/instructor-qualifications/ece/


Application Requirements

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the information below in your Cover Letter, and also to respond to the following supplemental question:

1. In your cover letter please share:

  • Whether you have experience mentoring ECE teachers and ECE college students and if so when and for how long

  • Whether you have completed any CLASS certification and if so what age groups.

2. Supplemental Question: (you will be provided with space for your response on the application form)

In 500 words or less please share your experience in culturally responsive interactions with students, staff, and other faculty and how you have educated yourself about anti-bias teaching practices.

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.


  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching adults; work could be part-time and teaching should include college contexts

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with children and families

  • Experience working in an instructional Early Childhood Education (ECE) laboratory school or demonstration program

  • Experience working with, and supporting the needs of, diverse populations of children, families and adult students; and experience in culturally responsive interactions with students, staff and other faculty

  • Professional knowledge and experience in early education content areas; including child development, observation, guidance, environments, curriculum, diversity/equity/inclusion, families, and student teaching

  • Experience designing and coordinating programming in early childhood settings

  • Experience conducting learning and outcomes assessments of ECE teachers and students

  • PS and I/T CLASS certified and reliable

  • Experience mentoring ECE teachers and students



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 the subject area (*listed below) or a Master’s Degree in a related area

  • Thirty (30) quarter credits of coursework in early childhood education

  • Three (3) years of full-time equivalent, recent work in the field; specifically working with children ages infant through pre-school and/or families in the field of early care and education (“Recent” is defined as within the last 10 years)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in, or willingness to learn how to use, a diversity of teaching and learning methods (e.g. online and hybrid courses)



*Degrees in the following areas should be regarded as Master’s degrees in subject area:

  • Child and Family Studies

  • Human Development

  • Public Policy

  • Child Development

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Early Education

  • Human Services

  • Family Studies

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education

  • Adult Education

  • Adult Learning

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Studies

  • Family Studies and Human Services

  • Human Ecology

  • Child Psychology

  • Infant and Family Development

  • Child Life

  • Dual Language/Bilingual Education

  • Educational Studies

  • Reading and Literacy

  • Counseling

  • Teaching

Starting Salary Expectations

Initial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($56,274) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.

Position Grade Salary Range

$52530 to $91089 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 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.  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 waver 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 days/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

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: 

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.

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