Culinary Professor

Location
Visalia
Posted
Mar 27, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Culinary Professor
College of the Sequoias Community College District


Position: 5449-f-02-17
Opening Date: March 24, 2017
Closing Date: April 21, 2017

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position
Beginning August 11, 2017
WEB:www.cos.edu
EMAIL: Lindarei@cos.edu

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Description of Position
College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking an energetic candidate who is enthusiastic about the culinary field to fill a full-time, tenured-track position in the Consumer Family Studies Division beginning August 2017. The primary responsibility is to teach a variety of culinary and foods courses that fulfill either general education requirements or count toward Culinary certificates. This position will provide leadership and development in the area of culinary and foods courses and programs. The faculty member will provide classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines while using appropriate culinary and food-safety skills.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintain scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees and performing other duties consistent with the role of a faculty member. Initial assignment may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia Hanford and/or Tulare.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must meet following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
• Any Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree AND six years of professional experience. Professional experience should be in or directly related to the culinary or food technology discipline. OR
• The equivalent AND
• Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please refer to Board Policy 7211.

Desirable Qualifications
The Consumer Family Science Division, Culinary Department is looking for evidence of the following:

General
• Culinary certificate or degree
• Strong culinary skills that meet professional standards.
Ability to function as a chef and transfer knowledge to students.
• Community college teaching experience.
• Vision and ability to revise and expand current culinary program.
• Experience in a variety of commercial kitchen settings, including fine dining and institutional foodservice. Ideally this experience would include direct experience with food preparation as well as managerial experience.
• Possession of current food safety (food protection) certification which meets the California Health and Safety Code 113947 as a Certified Food Manager or Person in Charge.
• Qualified to teach ServSafe courses.
• Ability to work with computers and other technologies to provide high-quality instruction.
• Ability to work with non-academic campus programs, such as campus foodservice, to optimize opportunities
for culinary students, courses and programs.
• Evidence of an ability to address the needs of a diverse and frequently under prepared student population taking a wide range of college level courses.

Service
• Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
• Active involvement in industry-related professional organizations and evidence of continued professional development in the culinary field.
• Ability to work with local restaurants, associations and chefs to provide additional learning experiences for students and support for learning goals.
• Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
• Participation in department, division, college committees and participatory governance activities.
• Participation in ongoing professional development.

Teaching
• Ability to create a dynamic leaning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
• Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods to encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
• Demonstrated ability to develop effective lesson plans and select instructional materials appropriate for culinary and food instruction.
• Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic leaning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Conditions of Employment
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Initial placement is based on candidate's educational degree and may range from $50,892 to $76,393.

Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and dependents and $100,000 employee life insurance is provided.

Retirement Plan provided.

Contract period is for ten (10) months during the regular academic year beginning August 2017 through May 2018.

Pre-service orientation and/or inservice meetings will be offered in August 2017.

A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the College of the Sequoias Teachers Association (COSTA) or payment of a service fee is required.

Screening Procedure
Only complete application packages will be evaluated by the screening committee. Application materials will be evaluated to determine how fully the applicant meets the Desirable Qualifications. The most successful interviewees will be invited to a second interview with the District President. All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection process shall be borne by the candidate.

Application Procedure
All applications must be received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline,
April 21, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:
• Completed COS Academic/Administrative application.
• Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
• Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
• Curriculum Vitae or Resume
• Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment.
• Equivalency documents (If necessary)
• Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.

TO APPLY:
http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Openings/Culinary%20Professor.pdf

Notice to all candidates for employment
"College of the Sequoias Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military service, or any other basis protected by law."

The District provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, please contact a representative from Human Resources at (559) 730-3867 to request a reasonable accommodation."


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