Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) seeks a full-time tenure track English Instructor. The successful candidate may be responsible for teaching a combination of courses each semester. Typical assignment includes teaching two or more of the following types of courses: developmental reading and writing, intermediate academic reading and writing, college composition, critical thinking, and literature.

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.

As a full-time faculty member in the English Department, the successful candidate will also:

  • Planning, developing, updating, and implementing course curriculum to ensure up-to-date industry standards and alignment with state and national initiatives.
  • Supporting development of the department class schedules and sequences of classes
  • Participating in English schedule development process.
  • Developing curriculum and participating in course approval/program review process.
  • Developing methods of instruction, delivery and assessment that encourage student success.
  • Evaluating student work using clear, objective criteria based on SLO’s and learning objectives.
  • Maintaining and submitting accurate records according to published deadlines (e.g., grades, syllabi, census reports).
  • Developing and assessing student learning outcomes of courses and programs; participate in program review processes.
  • Meeting institutional committee responsibilities and other professional responsibilities.
  • Engaging in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area schools and businesses.
  • Participating in faculty recruitment.
  • Holding required office hours and attend division meetings.
  • Carrying out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in participatory governance committees and campus life activities.
  • Communicating and working cooperatively with colleagues, both within discipline and college- wide, on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that enhances the development of the department and college.
  • Seeking and continuing professional development, maintaining currency in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
  • Performing duties described in Board policies, the Faculty Handbook, the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and other designated locations. Assignments may include online, day, evening, and weekend assignments at all locations where courses are offered by Monterey Peninsula Community College District.

Masters in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition; OR
Bachelors in any of the above AND masters in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism; OR
The equivalent (Link to Equivalency Documents; AND
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, 2018.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Ability to teach a variety of English courses at a multicultural community college
  • Understanding of current educational trends that impact the instruction of English within the California Community College system
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate well with peers and students of diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness to take an active role in participatory governance through committee service, division meetings, and faculty senate activities
  • Competency in technology-enhanced learning
  • Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that promote diverse cultural perspectives, interdisciplinary approaches, student achievement, and the English discipline
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

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. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,968 or an annual multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,104.

Monterey Peninsula College provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including premium medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long term disability benefits for the employee only. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers’ Retirement System. 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 the week of August 13, 2018. Fall semester begins August 20, 2018.

Application Deadline
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST February 20, 2018. 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:
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
Completed an Online Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications;
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
Unofficial Transcripts of 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 on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. LIST OF AGENCIES PERFORMING EVALUATIONS OF FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS
An Essay: Please write an essay using the following prompt:
It is the third week of school in your English 1A class, College Composition. The first paper has been submitted. After grading the papers, you realize that one-third of the class is below college level in their reading and writing. Write a three-page, double-spaced, essay explaining what steps you would take to help all of the students meet the course objectives and succeed.
Two (2) current Letters of Recommendation directly applicable to this position.
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 www.mpc.edu/employment 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.

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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 831-646-4016.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Maddison Burton
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College