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MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE invites applications for the position of:
Gender & Women's Studies Instructor (Full Time, Fall 2014)
SALARY: $51,971.00 - $70,474.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/24/14
CLOSING DATE: 05/23/14 04:00 PM
This is a full-time, categorically funded, non-tenure track academic position. The successful candidate will chair the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and teach several Gender and Women’s Studies courses each term. The Gender and Women’s Studies curriculum currently consists of more than 15 different cross-listed courses, including a core of Introduction to Women’s Studies, Psychology of Women, Women in American History, Women in Cross Cultural Perspective, and Women in American Government. As chair, the successful candidate will lead the development of course curriculum offerings in the Gender and Women’s Studies program specifically to include courses that address where human identities intersect, including race, sex, gender, ethnicity, class, nationality, and sexual orientation and how they interact on multiple levels. It is the vision of the college to reignite the energy that once embodied the Gender and Women’s Studies program and to position our offering of courses to embrace gender identity, sexuality, and LGBT studies.
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 to engage student interest and address a variety of learning styles.
• Integrate instructional technology into the classroom.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and learning outcomes.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• Participate in Social Science schedule development process.
• Assess student learning and develop plans to improve student learning based on student outcomes.
• Develop curriculum and participate in the program review processes.
• Engage in activities that enhance the Gender and Women’s Studies Department’s rapport with area high schools, colleges and community organizations.
• Participate in faculty recruitment.
• 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.
• Attend quarterly collaborative meetings and actively participate in the Women’s Study Collaborative for Monterey and Santa Cruz, a group sponsored by the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation.
• 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.
• Master’s degree in Women’s Studies, OR
• Master’s in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area of MPC’s Women’s Studies program (Anthropology, Art, English, Ethnic Studies, Health, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology or Political Science) AND upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline OR
• A California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in the subject matter OR
• 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.
1. Demonstrated ability to teach Women’s Studies courses at the college level
2. Ability to use participatory teaching methods
3. Demonstrated approach to teaching that is student centered and supportive of diverse student needs
4. Ability to integrate instructional technology in the classroom
5. Ability to teach online courses
6. Willingness and ability to collaborate with colleagues on matters regarding the program, and on activities which promote Women’s or Gender Studies as a field of study
7. Candidates with a background in feminist theory will prove essential in positioning the program to flourish.
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.
WORK SCHEDULE / SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Anticipated Starting Compensation
This is a full-time, categorically funded, non-tenure track academic position contingent on receipt of funding. 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 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 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. Selected candidates will participate in campus-wide events beginning the week of August 18, 2014.
Completed application packets must be submitted by 4:00 pm, May 23, 2014. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
• Completed Online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
• A Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities (attached as a .pdf);
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (attached as a .pdf);
• 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 (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense;
• Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application for this position that address (attached as separate .pdf files; one per letter):
- Your teaching abilities and scholarship
- Your collegiality
- your sensitivity to students needs;
• Essay Assignment A (attached as a .pdf):
What changes would you make to the exisiting MPC Women’s Studies curriculum to promote our students' career, transfer and community building goals? (Three pages, double spaced, maximum.)
For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/452079 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.
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