Human Physiology 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:

Human Physiology Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014)

SALARY: $51,971.00 - $70,474.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: Wed. 10/02/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time
CLOSING DATE: Fri. 03/14/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in physiology and will be primarily responsible for teaching a combination of lectures and labs in Human Physiology for pre-nursing, general education and/or transfer-level students. Teaching assignments may also include Human Anatomy or Health.

Example of Duties:
As a full time faculty member in the Life Sciences 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 student learning objectives.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• Participate in Anatomy & Physiology Department schedule development process.
• Develop curriculum, Student Learning Outcomes, 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 including the hiring, coordinating and evaluating of part time faculty.
• Hold required office hours and attend Life Science Division meetings.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, CTE advisory committee participation (Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, etc.), student recruitment and retention activities, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life events.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding curriculum, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s in any biological science
• Bachelor’s in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science
• CA Community College Teaching Credential in the discipline
• 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;
6. Demonstrated leadership skills;
7. Demonstrated ability and desire to work collegially.
Desirable Qualifications:
1. Undergraduate and graduate level training in physiology.
2. Demonstrated ability to teach Human Physiology in an institution of higher education, both lecture and labs, to a varied audience composed primarily of students preparing for Allied Health Careers.
3. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of tools for data acquisition and analysis, such as the Biopac Student Lab System.
4. Experience with cat anatomy and experience working with human cadavers.
5. Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would promote physiology as a field of study.
6. Experience with development of college learning outcomes and their assessment.
7. Possess a vision for program development and long-term growth that will enrich the college and the community that it serves.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971-$70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn an annual 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 20, 2014.

Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey campus or Marina Education Center, as well as weekend classes and/or on-line instruction.

Application Deadline
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, January 8. 2014. REOPENED: February 13, 2014. NEW DEADLINE: March 13, 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:

• Complete all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
• A detailed 2-4 page Cover letter addressing the the following (attached in a .doc, .docx or .pdf format):
◦ Your undergraduate and graduate level training in physiology
◦ Your demonstrated ability to teach human physiology in an institution of higher education, both lecture and labs, to a varied audience composed primarily of students preparing for Allied Health Careers
◦ Your demonstrated ability to use a variety of tools for data acquisition and analysis, such as Biopac.
◦ Your demonstrated ability to teach human physiology including any specific experience with human cadavers and cat dissections.
◦ Any other professional qualities relevant to the position.
• Your résumé or curriculum vitae (attached as a.doc, .docx or .pdf) ;
• Transcripts from accredited colleges of your Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (attached in a .doc, .docx or .pdf format).  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense ;
•  Three (3) current letters of professional recommendation specific to this position (attached in a .doc, .docx or .pdf);

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
Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-6 weeks following the application deadline. All other applicants will be notified by email. Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of April 7, 2014. 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 usually 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.


Keyword Phrases

  • Physiology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 3/14/2014