Instructor, Culinary Arts (Baking and Pastry Instructor) Chino Campus

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Position Description

This is a full-time, tenure track position at the Chino Campus. Under the direction of the Chino Campus Dean, the primary assignment will be to teach a full range of Culinary courses offered by the department such as Introduction to Baking, Professional Baking, Artisan Breads, Cake Decorating and Chocolates. The Instructor will also support the maintenance of the kitchen/laboratory, enforce sanitation and safety regulations, maintain inventory records, and support purchasing and other related inventory control procedures.

This position requires an individual to teach a range of baking and pastry courses & techniques to students, which may include, cakes, tortes, and laminated doughs, syrups and sauces, artisan breads & breads of the world, chocolate and confectionary, advanced pastry & cake decorating, frozen desserts, proofing & fermentation, basic food preparation, sanitation and safety.

This position requires a combination of industry experience and classroom teaching experience to meet the needs of a diverse student population seeking entry-level employment upon completion of degree and certificate programs in the in Baking & Patisserie, Culinary Arts, Food Service Management and Hotel Management industry. The student population consists of a diverse population of traditional students, re-entry, mid-career changing students, and international students with varying needs in instruction and mentoring.

This position calls for a willingness to develop on-going relationships with local industry leaders to better facilitate curriculum development, community contacts, and student work experience/internship opportunities and student baking competition advising. This position calls for flexibility in scheduling and a willingness to participate in the academic community as a full-valued member, serving on committees, advisory panels, and providing guidance to the student population of the department. The position calls for the skills and abilities needed to actively recruit outstanding students. The successful candidate must be prepared to serve students and all other groups within the college community by supporting the program and the community college mission. Responsibilities

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
  • Teach assigned courses in a manner consistent with the department's standards and with the contents cited in the approved course outlines of record (COR's);
  • Participate in course and curriculum design, development, and evaluation; student advisement; program review; and district/college/school committees, as required, to maintain and improve the instructional program;
  • Provide a safe and positive classroom environment conducive to effective learning;
  • Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and activities;
  • Remain current in the subject matter areas and in techniques of effective instruction;
  • Develop and maintain industry partnerships to support department goals;
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards;
  • Perform other duties necessary for the benefit of the students, the college, the community, and the profession;
  • Day and evening assignments at the Chino campus or any of the Chaffey College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract.

  • Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of professional experience; OR
  • Associate's degree AND six (6) years of professional experience; OR
  • Possession of a valid Lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as an instructor in Hotel/Food Service Management; OR
  • The equivalent (District equivalency form must be submitted at the time of application);
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:
  • Master's degree in a related field of study;
  • A minimum of five years' of professional experience in baking, bread making, cake decorating and pastry arts, in the food service & hospitality industry with documented management responsibility;
  • Evidence of prior successful teaching experience;
  • Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan;
  • Demonstrated cooperative and organizational skill in managing an instructional and/or production kitchen;
  • Experience in the use of technology and software in the teaching and learning process, and development and implementation of online classes;
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Membership in professional organizations such as the American Culinary Federation;
  • Food Safety Manager Certification from an accredited organization; such as the ServSafe Certification from the National Restaurant Association;
  • Knowledgeable in curriculum development, program advisory boards, Student Learning Outcome (SLO) development and assessments, and grants relevant to program.
Additional Information

Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $65,700 (minimum qualifications) to $93,700 (doctorate) (Fall 2019 salary schedule). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.

Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Chaffey College recently implemented a new online electronic application system. The new application can be accessed at The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with the online application submission:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If documents are uploaded that are not required, the application may be disqualified.
  • Cover Letter (State briefly how the applicant meets the qualifications)
  • Resume
  • Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)

Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.

Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

The Selection Process
A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should an applicant have a need for an accommodation due to a disability, the applicant should contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.

About the College

The College
Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.

Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.

Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 2/6/2019
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