Chef Lecturer

Columbia, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00019PO18 Classification Title Lecturer Internal Title Chef Lecturer 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 Faculty

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 search committee welcomes inquiries from both experienced Chef Lecturers and working Chef Lecturers in the industry that possess training experience. The successful candidate will serve as the Culinary Institute Coordinator, and will prepare a strategic plan to reinvigorate, expand, and promote the Culinary Institute at Carolina. The candidate will report to the Director of HRTM for instructional assignments, consisting of teaching two (2) academic undergraduate courses per fall and spring semesters, and (1) academic course per summer semester. The candidate will also report to the McCutchen House General Manager for operational assignments.

Required Education and Experience

Earned Master's Degree in Hospitality or a closely related field, Certified Working Chef or CEC, accompanied by three (3) years back-of-house culinary experience, with at least two (2) years at the supervisory managerial level. Restaurant and/or foodservice industry experience must be with full-service restaurants or similar establishments, where high quality food production is evident. Broad-based knowledge of hot and cold food preparation, quantity food production, and foodservice safety/sanitation is required; along with demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and to excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned Master's Degree in Hospitality or closely related field, accompanied by a minimum five (5) years back-of-house culinary experience, with at least three (3) years at the supervisory managerial level, and two or more years of higher education teaching experience. Excellent communication, management, and leadership skills. The ability to collaborate with HRTM faculty on foodservice research, as well as, the willingness to provide service and/or industry connections to the School, College, and University.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/01/2018 Job Open Date 02/13/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

The review of applications will begin in February 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The required application documents for consideration include: 1). Letter of intent 2). Curriculum vitae/resume 3). Three letters of reference, on organization letterhead, send directly from referees to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Smith, via email:, 4). Teaching evaluations or evidence of training, if available, send directly from applicants to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Smith, via 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, protected 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 Master's degree in Hospitality Management or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with training or teaching? Please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your training or professional development experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents


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