Human Anatomy and Physiology Instructor Full-time Tenure-track Spring 2021

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 01, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

invites applications for the position of:

Human Anatomy and Physiology Instructor Full-time Tenure-track Spring 2021

SALARY: $56,299.00 - $68,377.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/31/20
CLOSING DATE: 10/30/20 11:59 AM

Priority Screening Deadline is October 30, 2020 at 11:59 AM
First round interviews will be held in-person

Monterey Peninsula College seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Human Anatomy and Physiology. The candidate will be responsible for teaching a combination of lecture and lab courses in human anatomy, human physiology and human biology for non-majors. Other teaching assignments in life sciences may also be considered based on expertise and qualifications. Teaching responsibilities may include day, evening and/or Saturday classes at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center, online, or other district locations. The successful candidate must also be committed to participating in department, division, and college service, including developing curricula and working on department and college committees. The candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and will be dedicated to working with community college students.

Monterey Peninsula Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan, Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, and Student Success and 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, and orientations. 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 committed 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. Understand the importance of holding 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;
3. Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
4. Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
5. Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for 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 goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

The Position
The College seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Human Anatomy and Physiology The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a diverse student population.

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 particular 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.
1. Teach all courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology in accordance with program and scheduling needs accordance with program and scheduling needs;
2. Assist in the development, assessment, and revision of curriculum, including student learning outcomes, assessment processes, and program review;
3. Collaborate with other instructors to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success;
4. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment and technology, and distance education (online teaching) that will enhance course offerings of the department;
5. Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies, technologies, and curricula and develop new instructional materials and techniques to meet the changing needs of students;
6. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours;
7. Serve as a member of division, department, and college committees;
8. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs in a timely manner;
9. Teach a variety of courses during the day, evening, or online, at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center and/or other designated locations.

Master's in any biological science;
OR Bachelor's in any biological science AND
Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science;
OR the equivalent (refer to Degree Equivalency process);
AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Degree Equivalency
Should the applicant possesses 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 then the Minimum Qualifications listed in the job announcement, please complete an Equivalency Application utilizing the link below and submit with your application.

Desirable Qualifications
Education/Work Experience
1. Undergraduate, graduate and/or post-doctoral level training in Human Anatomy and/or Physiology;
2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
3. Demonstrated leadership potential.
1. Ability to teach Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and/or combined Human Anatomy and Physiology lectures and labs;
2. Ability to be student-oriented and promote excellence in the classroom;
3. Ability to work effectively with community college scholars with diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or career education goals (pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, kinesiology, and/or general education);
4. Experience with cat anatomy, dissection technique, and/or human cadaver labs;
5. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of tools for the acquisition and analysis of physiological data, such as iWorx or Biopac Student Lab systems;
6. Ability to contribute to teaching other courses offered through the Biology Department (e.g. General Biology, Microbiology etc.);
7. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals; and
8. Experience with development of college learning outcomes and assessment initiatives.
1. Possess a vision for program development and long-term growth that will enrich the college and the community that it serves;
2. Eagerness to take an active role in participatory governance through committee service, division meetings and faculty senate activities;
3. Ability to work collegially to develop and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with community groups and/or campus organizations;
4. Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would promote Human Biology as a field of study;
5. Ability to participate in grant writing efforts in support of the Life Science division's programs.
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
• A completed online District application form, submitted via
• A resume/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.
• A cover letter including detail how you meet the items listed in the minimum and desirable qualifications.
• A diversity statement including a detailed response to your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Letters of reference: 1-3 current letters of reference submitted by each reference writer directly to the Office of Human Resources. To ensure confidentiality, reference writers must submit their letters to the following email, The reference writer should include the position and name of applicant in the subject line of the email. Letters of reference submitted by the candidate with their application will not be considered.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are received prior to the recruitment deadline.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:
Office of Human Resources

Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following prior to employment:
1. Submit official transcripts: Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. For a list of agencies, please refer to the link below.
2. Submit verification of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process