Reading/Writing Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2013) - Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey California

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Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey, California 93940

United States

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Reading/Writing Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2013)

Job Code: 2012-00088
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 12/14/12 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 02/14/13 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $50,921.00 - $69,050.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Instructor
Location: Monterey, California, California
Department: Humanities
Position Definition:

The successful candidate may be responsible for teaching a combination of courses in the reading and writing curriculum such as Fundamentals of Reading, Introduction to Academic Reading, Intermediate Academic Reading, Fundamentals of Writing, Introduction to Academic Writing, Intermediate Academic Writing, and possibly freshman composition. The instructor will assume other duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

• Participating in the development of class schedules
• Developing curriculum and participating in course approval/program review processes
• Developing methods of instruction, delivery, and assessment that encourage student success
• Meeting institutional committee responsibilities and other professional responsibilities
Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey campus or Marina Education Center, as well as on-line instruction.

Example of Duties:

As a fulltime faculty member in the Humanities Division the successful candidate will also:
• Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• Participate in English Department schedule development process.
• Develop curriculum and participate in the program review processes.
• Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, colleges and businesses.
• Participate in faculty recruitment.
• Hold required office hours and attend division meetings.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared 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.
• Continue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for BOTH English and Reading:

• Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition. 
• Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism.
• Master’s in education with a specialization in reading or teaching reading.
• Bachelor’s in any academic discipline AND twelve semester units of course work in teaching reading AND Master’s in English, literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, composition, comparative literature, TESL, or psychology.
• California Community College Credential (valid for life) in the subject matters of English and Reading;
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your qualifications;
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.
Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations.
4. Effective oral and written communication skills.
5. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated ability to teach reading and writing to adults at various academic skill levels.
2. Ability to infuse technology into the classroom, including the ability to develop curriculum that incorporates computer-enhanced learning.
3. Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities designed to enhance the reading and writing programs and student growth.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:

Anticipated Starting Compensation: 
Starting at $50,921-$69,050 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans are 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 19, 2013.

Application Deadline:
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, February 14, 2013. 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:
1. Complete all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions AND
2. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities; AND
3. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your résumé or curriculum vitae; AND
4. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense; AND
5. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application; AND
6. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your of your written response to each of the Essay Topics (3 attachments). 

Essay Topics:
Your response can be up to one page (typed, double spaced) for each essay. You must respond to each essay:
• ESSAY 1: Describe an assignment you would include in a developmental/basic skills writing course. Explain the basic-skills level, 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.
• ESSAY 2: Describe an assignment you would include in a developmental/basic skills reading course. Explain the basic-skills level, 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.
• ESSAY 3: Describe your ability to work with students with developmental/basic skills needs. Use at least one example from your own experience.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.
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 log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.
For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
      Kali F. Viker, M.S.
      Human Resources Department
      Monterey Peninsula College
      980 Fremont Street
      Monterey, CA 93940
      Telephone: (831) 646-3038
      Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319

Keyword Phrases

  • Reading
  • Instructor
  • Writing
  • Tenure Track
  • Monterey
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 50921-69050 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 2/14/2013