Monterey Peninsula College — Music Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

invites applications for the position of:
Music 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 is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track instructor in Music. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a range of Music classes. This will include conducting a major ensemble (instrumental or vocal) and teaching classes in first and second year Music Theory and Music Appreciation. Additionally, the candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following: Music Technology, Choral, Vocal, Instrumental Conducting, Jazz Studies, or World Music. The successful candidate will also provide leadership and vision to the Music department, to include coordination of a yearly performance schedule.

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.

Link to Salary Schedule

• Conduct ensemble of student and community performers
• 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 program learning outcomes and participate in program review processes.
• Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, colleges, businesses.
• Participate in faculty recruitment.
• 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 participatory governance committees and campus life activities.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues, both within discipline and college- wide, on matters regarding curriculum, course offerings, programs, and activities that enhance the development of the department and college.
• Seek and continue professional development, maintaining currency in the field through course work, performances, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Perform duties described in Board policies, the Faculty Handbook, the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and 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 music OR Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s in humanities
• 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.

Note: 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.

• Full-time music teaching experience at the college or high school level
• Demonstrated professional level capacity in your performance medium
• Effective communication skills in a professional environment
• Demonstrated experience in teaching music theory, music appreciation, and a variety of other music topics
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with community groups and campus organizations
• Experience with program and curriculum development, preferably at the college level
• Experience in grant writing and/or fundraising
• Demonstrated ability to recruit members and conduct a college level performing ensemble

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. See the position description section for a link to the salary schedule.

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 per semester. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide flex 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, extend, cancel, postpone, or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
• A completed Online Application including a 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 Transcripts
• At least one (1) current Letter of Recommendation directly applicable to the assignment.
Please Note: Finalists will be required to submit a recording of a recent performance or sound engineering project before receiving an interview and audition at the college.

Only the items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials using PDF files and label files clearly reflecting 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 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:
Samara Simeone
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 the first week in the month of April 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, extend, 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 home to an extremely active and committed music community. The many attractions of the area include the Monterey Jazz Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, and many others as well as 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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