Instructor of Culinary Arts

Dryden, New York
Jun 26, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

POSITION OFFERED: Instructor of Culinary Arts


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Temporary with Potential for Permanent Appointment

JOB DESCRIPTION: Tompkins Cortland Community College has embarked on a new era of hospitality education by creating a unique educational environment, Farm to Bistro. A new culinary arts program and state of the art facilities have been added as a focus program of the College. A full-time, temporary Culinary Arts faculty position for a professional educator in the industry to teach courses is needed. Teaching load includes 15 credits per semester, which may include day, evening, and online. Courses include culinary arts fundamentals, fresh food handling and seasonal menu development, food pairing, food preservation techniques, garde manger, work preparedness, service standards, sanitation and safety, and competition preparation & presentation, and establishing protocol and procedures in adherence with industry best practices. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to develop and continually update course curricula and coordinate student experiential learning. Activities will also include culinary arts leadership, developing and maintaining hospitality and culinary industry relationships. Leadership with globally focused programming includes study abroad partnerships. Additional responsibilities include student recruitment, academic advisement, participation in college committees and community organizations, and other duties assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or related field with a minimum of 5 years of industry and teaching experience. Flexible schedule and a demonstrated commitment to fostering partnerships among diverse communities. Use of local food resources to create menu items from scratch. Valid driver’s license is required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in related field and 10 years food and beverage management experience. Affiliation with American Culinary Federation, with credentials such as Certified Executive Chef or Educator. Preference is for a candidate with credentials from an accredited Culinary Arts program and who is a Servsafe Instructor/Proctor. Competency for coordinating the needs of educational culinary arts lessons with the needs of an operational restaurant. Experience in hospitality P&L, inventory control, cost containment, and events is desired. Understanding of the needs of students within a community college setting is also preferred.

EXPECTED HIRING SALARY RANGE: $47,267 – $59,085 - Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applicants to begin July 21, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

To apply visit Note: Additional application materials/essays will be requested.


Tompkins Cortland Community College is a culturally diverse campus with over two decades of strong partnerships with international colleges and universities and a commitment to preparing our students for citizenship in a global society. Tompkins Cortland Community College is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and by the  Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and awards associate degrees in career-oriented and liberal arts/sciences programs of study. Enrollment is approximately 3,500 students. To learn more about the College, visit our website at Visa sponsorship not available. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Location: Tompkins Cortland Community College is located in the naturally beautiful and culturally rich Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, near Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca, and Binghamton. The area is host to many colleges, including Cornell University, as well as excellent healthcare, museums, festivals, and business enterprises.

Human Resources Department | P.O. Box 139, 170 North Street | Dryden, NY 13053‐0139

Phone: 607.844.8211 | Fax: 607.844.6551 |

The State University of New York | Tompkins Cortland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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