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Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 1345299
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Education

invites applications for the position of:

Education Instructor Full-time Tenure Track Fall 2019

SALARY: $54,118.00 - $73,386.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/01/18
CLOSING DATE: 02/01/19 11:59 PM

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) seeks a full-time tenure track Education Instructor for its new transfer program in Elementary Teacher Education. The faculty member will teach current and proposed Education courses, develop the program, recruit students, facilitate their successful completion of the Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Elementary Teacher Education; and work to help students transfer to CSUMB or other teacher education programs in universities. The position will also collaborate with universities and school districts to meet California workforce needs. The position will work to foster community engagement in developing a local workforce of teachers from high school students, community college students and re-entry students. The instructor will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policy, assess student learning and perform other related duties as assigned. The instructor will actively and continuously seek to develop and improve the curriculum. Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey campus and other sites, including the Marina Education Center and online.

As the single full­-time faculty member of the Education Department, the instructor will be responsible for development of the program to meet industry standards and ensure that the content reflects current trends. The responsibilities include curriculum planning and program development in collaboration with other college faculty, as well as developing and teaching online courses.

Full-time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division, and the college which include curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are expected to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.
Teach online and face-to-face courses in Education.
Serve as a liaison for the MPC Teacher Education Program to school districts, and university partners and other external entities.
Coordinate students' field work in school districts that represent California's diverse student population.
Participate in faculty recruitment.
Coordinate, mentor, evaluate and select adjunct faculty to teach a full range of Education classes.
Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and engage in participatory governance committees and campus life activities.
Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
Pursue professional development and remain current in the field through coursework, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
Master's in Education 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
*Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2019. Applicants who believe they possess equivalent qualifications may complete an equivalency form and submit it with their application materials for review. The forms may be downloaded here: Equivalency documents.

Ability to teach college-level courses in Education
Experience coordinating service learning or internship opportunities in Education
Experience teaching in a K-12 system
Experience teaching online
Ability to lead and communicate effectively in an educational setting
Demonstrated experience with community engagement or experience leading a program or initiative with community partners
Knowledge and understanding of community college learners
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $54,118 - $73,386 annually. Summer teaching opportunities may be available for additional compensation. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate may also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,881 or an annual multiple Masters' stipend of $2,043.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include 15 teaching load units (TLUs) plus five office hours per week. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning on August 12, 2019. Semester begins August 16, 2019.

Application Deadline
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST Wednesday, February 1, 2019. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
1. Complete an Online Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions
2. Cover Letter addressing Minimum and Desirable Qualifications (PDF)
3. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
4. Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the applicant's expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations of Foreign Transcripts
5. Writing Assignment: Describe an assignment you would include in Education 1. Explain the assignment's relevance to the course, its purpose, and your method of assessing how well students mastered concepts being taught. Attach a sample of what you would distribute to students when giving this assignment. (PDF)

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for "Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831)645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Samara Simeone
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831-646-4024

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the month of February 2019. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs during the week of March 18, 2019. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. 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, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College's accreditation in June 2018. MPC's accreditation evaluation site visit occurred in October 2016.

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

For Institutional Research: information/institutional-research

For full application instructions and position description, visit

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