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Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 1273341
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Science

invites applications for the position of:

Adjunct Pool - Astronomy

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 08/08/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Monterey Peninsula College is currently accepting applications for part-time teaching assignments in Astronomy for Fall 2018. Classes start on Monday, August 20th

Scheduled Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Schedule Times: 3:30 -4:45 pm
Course Description: This course presents the phenomena and principles of astronomy, stressing the evolution of our current conceptions of the universe and their influence upon culture and technology. Also offered online.

Scheduled Days: Wednesday
Schedule Times: 11:50-12:00 pm; 1:00-2:50 pm; 3:00-4:50 pm
Course Description: This course provides fundamental laboratory study and hands-on examination of the topics covered in ASTR 10. Local evening field trips are required.

Hourly Rate of Pay is based on Education


Under the general supervision of the Division or Department Chair, the adjunct instructor will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policy; evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters, and perform other instructional related duties as assigned. Instructor may be assigned to the Monterey campus and/or Marina Education Center.

  • Meet each scheduled class and teach or conduct learning exercises for the entire period.
  • Contact the appropriate division chair or administrator in advance to make arrangements for unavoidable absences.
  • Provide each student at the beginning of the course with written information about the course, to include a full description of the grading system and how the student will be evaluated.
  • Accurately keep required class records on attendance, withdrawal and grading.
  • Submit when due, all necessary reports such as attendance and grade reports, roll books, and class information sheets, and certify as to their accuracy.
  • Comply with all institutional policies and procedures.
  • Give careful attention to all bulletins, memorandums and emails from administrative offices.
  • Check faculty mailbox and MPC email frequently.

  • Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
  • Bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
  • The equivalent. (Equivalency Forms (click here) must be submitted for consideration)
  • A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

    During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following items:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
    We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services.
  • Equivalency Form (optional, based on minimum qualifications)
    If you do not meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement, but you believe you possess minimum qualifications that are equivalent, you will need to complete an equivalency forms. Equivalency Form (click here)

    Please do not upload any items not listed above (such as letters of recommendation), as they will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.

  • Teaching assignments are part-time and temporary in nature. The District retains the right of assignment. Assignments are subject to Governing Board approval, adequate enrollment size, and assignment to a contract instructor.
  • Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, TB clearance, and fingerprint check as required.

    Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

    The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

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