Instructor, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Costa Mesa, California
$46,037.00 - $109,761.00 Annually
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Orange Coast College


Instructor, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Job# 27-O-18

Salary:  $46,037.00 - $109,761.00 Annually

Deadline: 07/10/17 


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Orange Coast College is currently seeking a one-year, full-time, non-tenure track Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Instructor.  The primary teaching assignment involves academic transfer courses in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, providing academic advising and mentoring to our multicultural student body, involvement in student organizations, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; developing industry partnerships, and participation in ongoing professional development.  The current emphasis on workforce development in the California Community Colleges ( and goal of serving industry partners through our programs opens the potential for  curriculum growth in career and technical education in the fields of Hospitality, Travel & Tourism.


The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Hospitality, Travel & Tourism and career development programs.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in the Hospitality Travel & Tourism programs in the full range of courses in the community college level curriculum: teach assigned classes in theory, classroom laboratory, and field study instruction.

• Assist in program administration, student recruitment, admission and advising, budgetary assessment, planning and preparation.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach scheduled classes; follow department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in department and division meetings and college and/or district wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Maintain program and course Student Learning Outcomes and assessment processes.

• Participate in maintaining curriculum, course development, updates, planning, revising, implementation, and evaluation.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of hospitality curriculum to meet the needs of both transfer and workforce bound students.

• Participate in on-going program evaluation and program review.

• Maintain current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development.

• Assignment may include recommendation of internship sites and the assurance of instructional quality of internship education by regular visits to employer sites.

• Work cooperatively toward mutual goals with program coordinators and faculty within the Hospitality Department and the Consumer & Health Sciences Division.

• Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies.

• Develop instructional innovations to ensure program success.

• Assist with program outreach, including publicity, community relations, advisory committee membership and meetings, external funding opportunities, and campus events.

• Communicate with state and national professional associations.

• Demonstrate an understanding of/desire to learn the needs of the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism workforce in Orange County and develop appropriate industry partnerships for curriculum enhancement.

• Serve as a mentor for partnerships with local universities, high schools, industry. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Lead and/or participate in industry advisory committees.  Use environmental scans, economic, needs assessment, and other objective data analysis methods to improve program and curriculum.



Minimum Qualifications:  

1. Must meet one of the qualifications (a) through (d ):

a. Possess a bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Travel or Tourism, Organizational Leadership, or Business from an accredited institution with a minimum of two years of professional experience OR

b. Possess an associate's degree and six years of experience OR

c. Possess a California Community College Teaching Credential authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline. (If meeting qualifications with the credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.) OR

d. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.

2.  Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


3.  Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the College.

Desirable Qualifications:

Possess a Master's degree in Business, Hospitality, Travel, Tourism, Organizational Leadership, or related disciplines from an accredited institution.

• Significant experience/expertise, at least five years, in the hospitality industry especially in training and development; Leadership; Human Resources; Accounting and Finance; and Event Management or related interdisciplinary subjects at the post-secondary level.

• Three years of successful, full- or part-time teaching experience (didactic and/or internship areas acceptable).

• Successful teaching experience in a community college.

• Possess one or more valid industry certifications (e.g. American Hotel & Lodging Association designations: CHE CHA, CHT or Travel Industry CTA, CHA, CIS).

• Continuing professional development such as: terminal degree, academic poster presentations, applied and/or empirical hospitality research, and active involvement in industry professional organizations.

• Ability to work collaboratively.

• Evidence of, or interest in, developing and delivering hands-on interdisciplinary topics in hospitality, travel and tourism and related to career preparation.

• Evidence of or an interest in developing community partnerships including oversight of an advisory board for degree and certificate programs.

• Industrial experience encompassing a leadership level experience in hospitality, travel or tourism with additional certifications in human resources, law, branding, and technology areas.

• Interest in, or experience with, coordinating student groups.

• Desire to develop and implement new programs that encourage a broad spectrum of students to pursue Hospitality as a transfer major and an ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas of hospitality, travel and tourism.

• Desire to provide leadership in working with other disciplines and networking with industry.

• Evidence of commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with students, instructors, and collaboration with colleagues across disciplines.

• Experience with grant writing, development, and implementation of grant-funded or other projects relating to CTE and workforce development, marketing and recruitment.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently under prepared student population.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); possess an intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Conditions of Employment

This is a temporary, full-time (175 days per year) one-year contract assignment. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off-campus and is subject to change as needed; some flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.



For a full-time, two-semester position, a maximum starting range of $49,354 to $84,144 is offered, based on the 2016-2017 salary schedule of $49,354 to $117,665. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,878 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.


Application materials must be electronically submitted on-line at  Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.


Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310 (Download PDF reader)) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.