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English Faculty (Full-time, Tenure-track)

Monterey Peninsula College
United States
Closing date
Feb 25, 2024

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Professor / Lecturer
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Monterey Peninsula Community District is committed to educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan, Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, and Student Equity Plan. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration, engaging students in and out of the classroom, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Monterey Peninsula College, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social

justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.

Monterey Peninsula College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an affiliate of the statewide Umoja Community of California Community Colleges. Monterey Peninsula College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities it serves.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, orientations, and intersections of these identities, and others not yet identified. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual dedicated to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
  1. Hold ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an

individual and collective responsibility;
  1. Implement positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
  2. Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and make them more culturally responsive; and
  3. Collaborate with colleagues on equity-related initiatives.

Monterey Peninsula College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational or career goals. All departments value collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Therefore, faculty are expected to be willing to use different and innovative learning and teaching methods appropriate to the variety of students they serve.

Example of Duties

The Position

Monterey Peninsula College seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in English. The ideal

candidate for the position will share the College's commitment to educating a diverse student


The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

Core Instructional Faculty Functions:
  1. Teach all courses in the English discipline in accordance with the official Course Outlines of Record and as scheduled to meet student and curricular needs and promote equitable student learning and achievement.
  2. Design and deliver academic courses and programs that reflect relevant discipline and industry standards and support equitable attainment of learning outcomes and achievement of educational goals.
  3. Assist with systematic review and assessment of academic courses and programs by

participating in College processes, including outcomes assessment and program review, to

inform improvements and advance equitable outcomes and student achievement.
  1. Collaborate with other faculty to enhance instruction develop and maintain curriculum; and support student success.
  2. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment and technology, and online education that will enhance course offerings of the department and support student success.
  3. Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies, technologies, and curricula and develop new instructional materials and techniques that meet student and curricular needs and promote equitable student learning and achievement.
  4. Provide students with support during regularly scheduled office hours.
  5. Serve as a member of division, department, and college committees.
  6. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs in a timely manner.
  7. Provide instruction and student support at a variety of times and locations--including day,

evening, and online and at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center, and/or other

designated locations--that meet student and curricular needs and promote equitable student

learning and achievement.

Discipline-Specific Functions:
  • Support and contribute to the English Department's continued implementation of AB 705/1705, which requires all California community colleges to "maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one-year timeframe"
  • Effectively teach College Composition (ENGL 1A; first semester, transfer-level English), including ENGL 1A co-requisite support sections
  • Commit to active and regular engagement in on- and off-campus professional development opportunities related to teaching composition


Minimum Qualifications

Master's in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition


Bachelors in any of the above and Master's in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a

specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism


The equivalent


Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for the diverse academic,

socio-economic, cultural, disability, gender identity, religious, sexual orientation, and ethnic

backgrounds of students attending a community college.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrated actions in support of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility (DEIAA) through scholarship, professional development, and curricular and pedagogical

  • Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching, mentoring, and/or engaging in

services for students belonging to Latino/a, Black, Asian American, NHPI, and AIAN populations
  • Willingness to take an active role in participatory governance through committee service,

division meetings, and Academic Senate activities


Should the applicant possess a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline but the degree has a different title or area of expertise or coursework that is different than the Minimum Qualifications listed in the job announcement, please complete an Equivalency Application utilizing the link below and submit with your application.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information


Where appropriate, please highlight in your cover letter and/or resume how your experience and work has encompassed social justice or DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) principles.

All applicants are required to submit:
  • A completed online District application form, submitted via our website.
  • Aresume/curriculum vitae that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience

(including courses taught), and other work experience
  • All undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts. Unofficial copies may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview. For foreign degrees, you are required to attach an evaluation for US equivalency.
  • A cover letter including details of how you meet the items listed in the desirable qualifications.
  • A diversity statementincluding a detailed response to how you have implemented or

demonstrated your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Please submit:

An essay of no more than 500 words focused on how your experience, education,

professional development, and classroom practices reflect your commitment to equity-

focused teaching ANDa sample of a writing assignment or reading response you would assign in a transfer-level college composition (e.g., ENGL 1A) course that reflects that commitment


A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by February 20, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. PST. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

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.


Initial salary placement is based on the current Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule A. The starting salary range is $71,759.00 - $97,309.00 annually, and is based on verification of education and experience for column and step placement. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate may also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $3,290 or an annual multiple Master's stipend of $2,332, if applicable.


Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, including health, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP). The College also provides sick leave and contributes to the retirement plan. For more information on current benefits, please view the benefits at a glance here.


The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. To review our current academic 24-25 calendar for, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:

It is important to acknowledge that first-generation and underrepresented students often become first-generation and underrepresented professional staff or faculty. Transitioning into staff and faculty roles is not a seamless or intuitive process. MPC recognizes this fact and works to provide a high level of support to new first-generation and underrepresented professionals. MPC commits to supporting new professionals through mentorship and connections to help them develop a sense of belonging throughout the application,

onboarding and ongoing employment phases of the process.

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