Adjunct Faculty, Culinary Arts

Austin, TX
Jul 09, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To instruct students in the Culinary Arts discipline in accordance with college policies and procedures.

Position Information
Location Eastview Campus Hours As assigned; may include evenings and weekends. Salary Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Department Chair, Culinary Arts Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Instructs students in courses in the Culinary Arts discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
  • Serves on collegewide and departmental committees as needed. May assist with registration processes.
  • Integrates life skills, interpersonal skills, and workforce development skills with academics.
  • Prepares students for success to meet the stated requirements of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the American Culinary Foundation.
  • May supervise student interns in external placements.
  • Completes annual professional development as required by the American Culinary Federation and Austin Community College.
  • Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students' emails and voice mails in a timely fashion; performs accurate assessment of student performance.
  • May perform other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, and/or Executive Vice President.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Extensive knowledge of subject matter and relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
    • Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
    • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies in the classroom and to convey online course content.
    • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
    • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
    • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
    • Working cooperatively with colleagues.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Must demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field, service in the profession, and/or the community.
    • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Effectively assisting and assessing student learning.
    • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Being punctual for classes and office hours.
    • Maintaining an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

    Technology Skills

    • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom and online learning as well as to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, grades, etc.).

    Required Work Experience

    • Three years work experience in the culinary industry.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • Successful college-level teaching in Culinary Arts.

    Required Education

    • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards: Associate degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Food Science, or Hotel/Restaurant Management. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at

    Preferred Education

    • Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Food Science, or Hotel/Restaurant Management.

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Must have a current Travis County Food Handlers Certificate and be eligible for American Culinary Federation Certification.
    • This is a Security Sensitive position. Pre-Employment Criminal History Checks are required. Official transcripts are required. Reliable transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is routinely performed in a classroom or office setting.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.
    • Manual dexterity and physical ability to demonstrate and use tools and equipment used in Culinary Arts.

    Other Preferred Qualifications

    • Successful college-level teaching in Culinary Arts preferred. Strong background in pastry and baking preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Food Science, or Hotel/Restaurant Management.
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.