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Thank you for your interest in Monterey Peninsula College. Please see below for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the faculty application process. 

Can I submit an application in person? Can I fax or email application materials?
Sorry,applications and required materials must be submitted online via NEOGOV, our online applicant tracking system. NEOGOV will allow submit your application online and upload all required documents, including your resume, cover letter, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other supplemental materials.

Can you confirm that you received my application? Has my application been reviewed yet?
You can check on the status of your application by logging into your NEOGOV account at https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application approximately 2-­4 weeks following the application deadline.

I have completed an application for a different position recently. Can I use that application instead of completing a new application?
No, but our online application (NEOGOV) helps expedite the application process. When you create a NEOGOV account, your information will be saved, making it easy to apply for multiple positions. You will need to submit an application for each position.

What is the Diversity Statement?
The diversity statement is a required component of the application. This statement should show that you understand the range of the diversity that will comprise your students. This statement should also be about how you will address the needs of your diverse students and make the materials accessible, engaging and relevant to all students. You will be prompted to write this statement as part of the basic application.

I inputted my cover letter and resume into the text field of the application, but now the system is telling me that I have to attach my resume and cover letter. What should I do?
You can either: 

  • Attach the resume and cover letter, and leave the text field blank. OR
  • Attach the resume and cover letter, and input your cover letter and resume in the text field.

If you need technical assistance, please contact NEOGOV applicant support at: 1-855-524-5627.

I can't get one of my documents to upload! The system seems to freeze whenever I try. What's going on?
Most likely, your file has exceeded the maximum allowable size of 5MB. Resubmit with a smaller file size. If your file size is under this limit and you are still having issues, please contact

Do you accept applications from outside the United States? What do I select when it asks for "state" in the application form?
Yes, we do accept application from anywhere in the world. If you are an international candidate, please select "international" in the "State" drop down. It will then allow you to select from a list of countries and complete your address information.

Will you confirm receipt of my materials?
The online system will automatically generate an email confirmation of successful submission. You may also login to your NEOGOV account to check on the status of your application.

Will you notify me if I'm missing something from my application materials?
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are complete. Please read the job announcement and make sure you have attached all required materials.

What happens if I submit other materials than what is on the announcement (performance evaluations, student thank you letters, recent publications, etc.)? 
Additional information provided which were not requested in the announcement will not be forwarded to the selection committee. Please do not send anything beyond what is requested in the announcement.

Oh no! I've hit the "submit" button too soon and I want to make changes. What do I do?
Unfortunately, you are unable to edit your application once it has been submitted. Please apply again and resubmit an application with your changes. Only the most recent version of your application will be forwarded on for review.

What happens if my degree does not match the exact language on the announcement?
The qualifications listed on the announcement comes from the Academic State Senate and are non-negotiable. If your degree does not match exactly, please do the Equivalency Form. In many cases, this is simply an issue of semantics, however, MPC is not able to override the language of the Academic State Senate. We hope that having to do this extra step will not discourage you from applying.

I don't understand the Equivalency Form. How do I do it?
The Equivalency form is for individuals who do not meet the specific qualifications listed on the announcement. This form is to show how the degree you have is the same as one of the degrees listed on the announcement.  On one side of the form, list the degree requirements of the degree you possess. Then on the other side, list the degree requirements for one of the accepted degrees on the announcement (you can choose any accredited, American college). Make it a clear comparison for each requirement and provide supporting documentation if needed. Remember, you are building a case for yourself so make it easy on the committee to see how you clearly meet the minimums. When you have completed this form, be sure to attach it to your application submission.

Do my transcripts have to be official?
No, since you are submitting your transcripts as a .pdf attachment to your application, they are not official.  MPC uses your submission to reasonably confirm that you have earned a degree which qualifies you for the position so that we can consider your application. If you are being considered for a final interview we will require official, sealed transcripts at that time.

What if I earned my degree(s) in another country?
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense. AACRAO is a widely accepted evaluation and would likely be accepted at other community colleges and therefore likely worth the expense.

Does MPC Sponsor H1B Visas?
MPC is unable to sponsor visas. You must be eligible to work in the United States.

When and how will I know if I was chosen for an interview?
You will likely be notified within 1 month of the application deadline date either by phone or email. MPC makes every effort to promptly notify all applicants of their status as soon as a decision is made.

How much notice will I receive before an interview?
MPC provides 2 weeks’ notice to applicants who are requested to appear for an interview. We will work with you as best we can to find the most ideal time for your schedule within our interview schedules.

Will MPC assist with travel expenses?
Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available.