Spanish Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2015) - 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

invites applications for the position of:

Spanish Instructor (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2015)    

Job #:    

Opening Date/Time:
Fri. 12/19/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time    

Closing Date/Time:
Fri. 02/20/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time    

$51,971.00 - $70,474.00 Annually    

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the equivalent of three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary Spanish I, Elementary Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I, and Intermediate Spanish II.   Other courses currently offered include Literature of the Spanish-Speaking World (3 units), Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (4 units), Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (4 units), Intermediate Spanish Conversation (1.5 units), and Basic Conversational Spanish 1 (2.5 units). The successful candidate may also be responsible for designing and teaching online courses. Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center, other sites in the community, as well as on-line instruction.
Example of Duties:    

As a full time 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 student learning objectives.
    •    Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
    •    Participate in the World Languages Department’s 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.

Minimum Qualifications:    
    •    Master’s in Spanish.
    •    Bachelor’s in Spanish AND Master’s in another language or linguistics
    •    CA Community College Teaching Credential (valid for life) in the discipline (NOTE: the State of California no longer issues credentials, however, if you earned one previously, it is still honored).
    •    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    Native or near-native fluency in Spanish;
    2    Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching;
    3    Effective interpersonal and written communication skills in English and Spanish;
    4    A pedagogical philosophy and practice aligned with the principles of the Communicative Language Teaching approach, which actively promotes authentic communication in the target language in the classroom.
    5    Knowledge of and experience interacting with people and cultures whose primary language is Spanish;
    6    Ability to use a variety of teaching tools and techniques, including online learning management systems, language supersites, and other internet tools, to promote student learning;
    7    Willingness to take an active role in shared governance activities, such as division meetings and committee service;
    8    Ability to work with effectively community groups and campus organizations;
    9    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:
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 an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or an annual multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including 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 include day and evening courses at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center, and/or online.  The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the week of August 17, 2015.
Application Deadline:
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by February 20, 2015. 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:
    •    Completed Online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
    •    A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities;
    •    Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
    •    Unofficial 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;
    •    Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to this position (attached as separate .pdf files; one file per letter);
    •    Compose an essay (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced) that describes your teaching philosophy. In addition, provide an assignment designed for a community college Spanish class that illustrates facets of your teaching philosophy.
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 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 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.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Andrea Bozant
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
It is highly recommended that you read the Frequent Asked Questions webpage prior to beginning the online application process.
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline.  All other applicants will be notified by email.  Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of March 23, 2015.  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.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.    


Keyword Phrases

  • Spanish
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 2/20/2015