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Medical Assisting Instructor Full-time Tenure Track Fall 2019

Monterey, CA

Monterey Peninsula College


Job Description:

invites applications for the position of:

Medical Assisting Instructor Full-time Tenure Track Fall 2019

SALARY: $50,288.00 - $73,386.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/01/18
CLOSING DATE: 02/12/19 11:59 PM

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) seeks a full-time tenure track Medical Assisting Instructor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses within the Medical Assisting program. Under the general supervision of the Dean, Division Chair and/or Department Chair, the full-time Medical Assisting (MEDA) instructor will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policy; evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters, and perform other related duties as assigned. The instructor will actively and continuously seek to improve the curriculum to keep students current in the field. Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey campus and/or other sites including the Marina Education Center, 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.

• Develop and teach administrative and clinical Medical Assisting courses, including face-to face, hybrid and online, as assigned by the program coordinator. Assignments may include courses at both the Monterey and Marina campuses. Evening and weekend assignments are possible.
• Actively communicate with faculty colleagues in matters of student progress.
• Assist with advisement and counseling of students.
• Actively participate in outreach and marketing for the Medical Assisting programs.
• Assist in securing, maintaining and visiting externship sites.
• Assist with building and maintaining advisory committee and industry relationships.
• Participate in department and division meetings.
• Maintain effective and timely communication with internal and external entities.
• Assist with planning, developing, updating, and implementing course curriculum to ensure up to date industry standards and alignment with state and national initiatives; participate in program review processes.
• Submit when due, all necessary reports such as attendance and grade reports, class rosters, and class syllabi.
• Collaborate with the program coordinator in all matters of teaching Medical Assisting courses, including curriculum, lesson plans and textbook selection.
• Assist in promoting the medical assisting department in the community and local medical industry.
• 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.
• Evaluate student work using clear, objective criteria based on Student Learning Outcomes and learning objectives.
• Work with area education institutions to develop new pathways to support students' goals and future academic endeavors.
• Pursue professional development and remain current in the field through coursework, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Participate in faculty recruitment for the Life Sciences Division. Coordinate, mentor, evaluate and select adjunct faculty to teach a full range of Medical Assisting classes.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and engaging in participatory governance committees and campus life activities.
• 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.
• Any bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience*
• Any associate degree and six years of professional experience*
• The equivalent. (Equivalency Forms (click here) 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
*The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment.

Note: Students currently working on a degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2019. Applicants who believe they possess equivalent qualifications may complete an equivalency form and submit it with their application materials for review. The form may be downloaded here: Equivalency documents.

• Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential
• Experience working as a medical assistant in an ambulatory medical practice setting
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience with Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR)/Practice Management (PM) systems, preferably in an EPIC environment
• Knowledge of federal and state laws/regulations pertaining to medical assisting
• Ability to teach administrative, general and clinical courses in the medical assisting department

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 $50,288 - $73,386 annually. Summer teaching opportunities may be available for additional compensation. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate may also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,881 or an annual multiple Masters' stipend of $2,043.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year (fall and spring semesters). 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 on August 12, 2019. Semester begins August 16, 2019.

Application Deadline
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST Wednesday, February 1, 2019. 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:
1. Complete an Online Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions
2. Cover Letter addressing Minimum and Desirable Qualifications (PDF)
3. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
4. Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the applicant's expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations of Foreign Transcripts
5. An Essay - no more than two (2) pages, addressing the following topic: The changing role of the medical assistant in ambulatory health care. (PDF)
6. One (1) current Letter of Recommendation directly applicable to the assignment. (PDF)

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Photos will be removed. 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.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

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)645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Samara Simeone
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831-646-4024
[email protected]

selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews will be held on campus and are tentatively scheduled for the month of March 2019. 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 during the week of March 18, 2019. 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 and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. 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, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

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 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. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at

reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College's accreditation in June 2018. MPC's accreditation evaluation site visit occurred in October 2016.

information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

Institutional Research: information/institutional-research

For full application instructions and position description, visit



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