Faculty, Assistant Professor - Culinary Arts

Jul 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty, Assistant Professor - Culinary Arts

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

The Culinary Arts department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to instruct courses specifically in garde mange, but may also teach culinary arts, pastry and baking, restaurant management lab classes and lecture classes. Develops and modifies curriculum to meet the changing needs of the culinary arts industry. May manage the full-service Restaurant Forte, and will be involved in the extensive catering operations both on and off campus. Teaches day, evening, online and summer courses as needed or assigned. Participates in professional associations. Participates in program assessment and development activities related to accreditation. Assists in recruitment, advisement, placement and follow-up of students. Attracts funding to the college through grants and other sources.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and a Degree in Culinary Arts with an emphasis in Culinary/Garde Mange, or closely related field plus five years of garde mange experience related to the Summary of Duties and experience in the garde mange field.
Teaching experience in discipline at the collegiate level is preferred, including experience with traditional and non-traditional students or workforce from diverse backgrounds. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs is highly desirable.
Relevant experience of between eight (8) to ten (10) years of industry work experience in a high volume or fine dining venue with at least five (5) years as an Executive Chef or Chef de Cuisine may be substituted for education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficiency in appropriate instructional technologies for both classroom and kitchen lab settings specifically in the area of garde mange.
  • Knowledgeable in both classical and contemporary cooking methods.
  • Must be competent to instruct in both theoretical and practical classroom settings.
  • Quality knife, cooking, plating and garnishing skills.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic people skills.
  • Excellent team work, communication, math and writing skills.
  • Ability to develop community involvement and community activities.
  • Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and lifelong learning.
  • Serv Safe.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified or certifiable as an Executive Chef or Executive Pastry Chef through the American Culinary Federations certification guidelines is preferred.

Certified Executive Chef (CEC) or Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC) degree desired.

Physical Requirements:
Frequent bending, stooping, twisting, reaching, walking as well as continual talking, hearing, seeing, and standing and fine hand manipulation.

Environment will expose to unusual elements, such as extreme temperature, dirt, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, loud noises, gases, chemicals. May work in confined and crowded areas.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC05217
Open Date: 06/30/2017
Review Start Date:
Close Date: 7/29/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/1529

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.