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

invites applications for the position of:
Nutrition 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

Position Definition:
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is proud to invite ambitious and qualified applicants for a full-time tenure track Nutrition Instructor. The desired candidate will have an interest in developing and delivering a curriculum directed at CTE, general education and/or transfer ­level students. In addition to teaching lab/lecture courses in nutrition, the candidate would also be expected to contribute to the development of online nutrition courses, identify externship sites, build community partnerships, develop a strong advisory committee, and collaborate with other departments. Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey Campus or Marina Education Center, as well as weekend classes and/or online instruction.

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.

As a full-time faculty member in the Life Sciences Division, the successful candidate will:
• 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 learning objectives.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• Develop and assess student learning outcomes of courses and programs; participate in program review processes.
• Participate in the Nutrition Department schedule development process. Develop and assess curriculum and Student Learning Outcomes.
• Participate in the program review and campus accreditation processes.
• Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, colleges and businesses.
• Participate in faculty recruitment and hiring processes. Coordinate adjunct instructors.
• Collaborate with lab managers to ensure accuracy of lab inventories and budgets.
• Hold required office hours and attend Life Science Division meetings.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, CTE advisory committee participation, student recruitment and retention activities, engage in participatory governance committees and campus life events.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college wide) on matters regarding curriculum, course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
• Seek and continue professional development and remain current in the field through coursework conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means
• Assignments may include online, day, evening, and weekend assignments at all locations where courses are offered by Monterey Peninsula Community College District.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Marina Education Center, and/or other designated locations.

• Master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration OR
• Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in chemistry, public health, or family and consumer studies/home economics
• OR the equivalent. (Link to Equivalency Documents)
Note: A bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration, and certification as a registered dietitian, is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1.
• 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.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:
• Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
• Work experience in Dietetics/Nutrition Science
• Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work with community groups and campus organizations.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.
• Demonstrated leadership potential.
• Demonstrated ability and desire to work collegially.
• Undergraduate and graduate level training in nutrition.
• Demonstrated ability to teach both lecture and labs, to a varied audience composed primarily of students preparing for Allied Health Careers.
• Demonstrated ability to teach in an institution of higher education.
• Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with nutrition colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would promote nutrition as a field of study.
• Experience with development of college learning outcomes and assessment initiatives.
• Possess a vision for program development and long term growth that will enrich the college and the community that it serves.
• ServSafe Certification

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 (100 words or more) and Supplemental Questions;
• Cover Letter (2-4 pages in length) 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;
• One current Letter of Recommendation directly applicable to the assignment;
• Essay Describe your teaching philosophy as it relates to working with community college students. Provide three examples of how you would implement this philosophy into your teaching.
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 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:

Maddison Burton
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College

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 week of March 13, 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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