Monterey Peninsula College — Early Childhood Education Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

invites applications for the position of:
Early Childhood Education Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

SALARY: $54,118.00 – $73,386.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/20/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/20/18 11:59 PM

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) seeks a full time tenure track Early Childhood Education (ECE) Instructor to teach a variety of ECE courses, develop and manage curriculum, work cooperatively with MPC Early Childhood Education Lab School Director, and advocate for early care and education on campus and within the community.

As the single full-time faculty member of the ECE department, the instructor will be responsible for development of the program to meet industry standards and ensure that the content reflects current trends. As this is a Career and Technical Education program, the instructor will be responsible for keeping the curriculum current in line with state and federal guidelines, and for coordinating and convening regular advisory committee meetings of diverse community stakeholders to assess and meet the local training and educational needs.

Full time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division and the college which include curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are expected to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.

About the Program
MPC’s Early Childhood Education Department is within the Social Sciences Division. The program prepares students to work with children from birth through age eight and offers an introductory, transferable K-12 Education class. The program offers a Certificate of Achievement, Associate of Science Degree, and an Associate of Science Transfer degree. The ECED Certificate of Achievement and AS degree major courses are aligned with the California Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) with foci on child development theory, processes of socialization, introduction to the field of early childhood education, observation and assessment of young children, design/development and implementation of developmentally appropriate, child emergent curriculum and environments, diversity in education and student teaching practicum. The program also offers elective courses that support Teacher Competencies.

The program is jointly funded by CA State Preschool and MPC. It currently serves 84 families, the majority of whom are students. The ECE Lab School Director reports to the Vice President of Student Services and works in partnership with the ECE faculty. The center embraces child centered, emergent anti-biased philosophy. The Lab School provides hands on experience for ECE students working toward their certificates and degrees. It also serves as workforce development site for Educational assistants seeking more mentoring and experience in a quality ECE lab setting.

As a full-time faculty member in the Early Childhood Education department, the successful candidate will also:
• Plan, develop, update and implement course curriculum to ensure up to date industry standards and alignment with state and national initiatives; participate in program review processes.
• Support development of the department class schedules and sequences of classes. Between 12-16 courses are offered each semester and 2-3 courses are offered during the summer session.
• Support the Department Chair in coordinating the MPC Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee.
• Participate in various community agencies and professional organizations supporting Early Childhood Education such as: Monterey County Child Care Planning Council, First 5 Monterey, local workforce development initiatives, and other community programs and early care and education groups.
• Assist and advise students with their education plans and the Child Development permit process.
• Work with the Department Chair on oversight of the Child Development Training Consortium and/or Mentor program grants.
• Work in close collaboration with MPC Early Childhood Counselor, MPC Early Childhood Lab School Director, Lab Mentors and Educational Assistants
• Utilize and develop a variety of effective, active learning teaching and assessment strategies including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
• Develop and teach online courses in ECED.
• Evaluate student work using clear, objective criteria based on Student Learning Outcomes and learning objectives.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (e.g., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• Develop and assess student learning outcomes of courses and programs; participate in program review processes.
• Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, colleges, businesses and the Early Childhood field.
• Participate in faculty recruitment for the Social Sciences Division. Coordinate, mentor, evaluate and select adjunct faculty to teach a full range of Early Childhood Education classes and one Introduction to Education course (Education 1).
• 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.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues, both within discipline and college- wide, on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
• Seek and continue professional development, maintaining currency in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations. Assignments may include online, day, evening, and weekend assignments at all locations where courses are offered by Monterey Peninsula Community College District.

• Master’s in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education;
• OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND master’s in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies;
• OR the equivalent. (Equivalency Form must be submitted for consideration)
• A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Graduate students currently working on a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2018.

• Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching and Career and Technical Education preparation.
• Practice multiple, active instructional pedagogies to address all student learning styles.
• Knowledge of career ladder and expectations for early childhood teachers in California.
• Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations.
• Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.
• Three years teaching experience in an early childhood setting (children ages 0 – 5).
• Evidence of strong academic preparation in early childhood education/child development, human growth and development focused on years 0-8 as evidenced by upper division and/or graduate-level coursework or certifications.
• College teaching experience, particularly at the community college level.
• Experience with program and curriculum development, online course development and instruction, and assessment of student learning outcomes.
• Demonstrated ability to use instructional technology in the management of online and face to face courses. Familiarity with California Desired Results Developmental Profile Ipad application and internet rating scale.
• Advocacy in the field of early childhood education, and active participation in local and/or statewide child development communities.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to remaining current in the early childhood education and child development field.
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $54,118 – $73,386 annually. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,968 or an annual multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,104.

Monterey Peninsula College provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including premium medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long term disability benefits for the employee only. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to 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. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning the week of August 13, 2018. Fall semester begins August 20, 2018.

Application Deadline
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST February 20, 2018. 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 an Online Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
• Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications;
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
• Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant’s expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations on Foreign Transcript
• Description of Experience Teaching Young Children: Please list your experience teaching young children (0 through 8 years old) in an early childhood setting. Include the following: Abrief description of the early care and education program including the program’s philosophy, funding source for the program, number of children and age range you worked with, your job title and brief description of your responsibilities, length of your work in the program. If you have not worked in an early childhood setting, please list other kinds of experience you have with young children and their families. Please limit your descriptions to one paragraph for each experience.
• An Essay, no more than three (3) double-spaced, single-sided pages, addressing the following topic: How have child development and educational theories influenced your work with college students and young children/families.
• Provide a sample syllabus and example of an assignment that you have created for a lower division early childhood education course. This can be from a course you have taught or one you would like to teach.
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 immediately above the announcement to the right.

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Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling 831-646-4016.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Kayla Garcia
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College

Interview Process
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2 to 4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for March 16, 2018. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College and the Early Childhood Lab School received recognition as a Family Friendly Employer and a Child Welcoming Business in 2017 from Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative and the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found at:

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

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