Psychology Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014) - Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey California

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Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey, California 93940

United States

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Detailed Job Description

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE invites applications for the position of:

Psychology Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014)

Opening Date/Time:    Wed. 12/18/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time    
Closing Date/Time:    Mon. 03/10/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time    
Salary:    $51,971.00 - $70,474.00 Annually    

This full time instructional position requires the selected candidate to teach a broad range of psychology courses.  Typical teaching assignments will include Research Methodology, General Psychology, and Lifespan Development and may also include other sub-fields of psychology.  The successful candidate will collaborate to develop curriculum and enrich student learning within the psychology program at Monterey Peninsula College.     

 Example of Duties:    

As a fulltime faculty member in the Social Science Division the successful candidate will also
    •    Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including 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 student learning objectives.
    •    Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
    •    Participate in Psychology 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 recruitment and evaluation of faculty.
    •    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.

Minimum Qualifications:    
    •    Master’s Degree in Psychology;
    •    A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology AND a Master’s degree in Counseling, Sociology, Statistics, Neuroscience, or Social Work
    •    Possession of a California Community College Teaching Credential (valid for life) in Psychology;
    •     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 obtain and complete an equivalency application from the Human Resources Department and provide appropriate documentation of their 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 Research Methodology, General Psychology, and Lifespan Development.
    2.    Ability to develop curriculum and teach various sub-fields of Psychology.
    3.    Demonstrated ability to teach courses face-to-face and online at the community college level.
    4.    Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would promote Psychology as it relates to other disciplines within the Social Sciences.
Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:    

Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971-$70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience (see Article 16 of the MPCTA contract for details).  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.  Assignments may be day, evening, weekend, and/or online, on the main MPC campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations. The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the week of August 18, 2014.
Application Deadline
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Monday, March 10, 2014. 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.      Completed Online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;


2.      A Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities (attached as a .pdf);


3.      Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (attached as a .pdf);


4.      Transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (attached as a .pdf).  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense;


5.      Two (2) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application for this position at MPC;


6.      ASSIGNMENT A  (attached as a .pdf)
Explain how you would prepare psychology students to critically examine and understand research methodology in either Lifespan Development or General Psychology courses. What evaluation methods would you use to measure student learning? (limited to 2 pages)
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.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional documents that were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee. Failure to follow the directions listed above may result in your disqualification.
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
There is also a Frequent Asked Questions webpage which is highly recommended that you read prior to beginning the online application process.
Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline.  All other applicants will be notified by mail.  Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of April 21st.  Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.  Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Monterey Peninsula College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.



Keyword Phrases

  • Psychology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 3/10/2014