Columbia, SC
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00084PO17 Classification Title Instructor Internal Title Chef/Instructor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Department Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with Experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1762.50 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 11 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Non-Tenure-Track Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is seeking applications for the position of Chef Instructor. The search committee welcomes inquiries from both experienced Chef Instructors as well as working Chefs in the industry who possess expertise in training others. The successful candidate will teach a full academic load (4 courses) in Fall and Spring semesters, as well as two courses in the summer sessions. Courses are undergraduate-level and taught within the School's quality food laboratory facilities. The Chef Instructor is expected to have a passion for culinary art, a proven record of teaching/training others, event coordination, and a strong record of excellence in quality food service. Other related duties will be assigned as deemed necessary.

Required Education and Experience

MA Degree in Hospitality/Tourism or closely related field, accompanied with a minimum three (3) years back-house culinary experience, with at least two (2) years at the supervisory-managerial-level. Restaurant and/or Food Service industry experience must be full-service or similar establishments where high quality food production is evident. Broad-based knowledge of all aspects of hot and cold food preparation, quantity food production techniques, and food service safety/sanitation is required. Demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and excellence in teaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications

MA Degree in Hospitality/Tourism or closely related field, accompanied with a minimum five (5) years back-house culinary experience, with at least three (3) years at the supervisory-managerial-level. Excellent skills in communication, management, and leadership. The ability to collaborate with HRTM faculty on food service research, as well as the ability to provide service and/or industry connections to the school, college and university.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 07/01/2018 Job Open Date 09/28/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

The review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Teaching evaluations for two (2) years must accompany the application at the time of submission, in addition to the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Three letters of reference on letterhead, must follow via email to the Seach Committee Chairperson, Dr. Fang Meng (email:

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with training or teaching? Please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your training or professional development experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly state why you are interested in this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you willing to occasionally work overtime if needed?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Supporting Documents
  4. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents


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