Culinary Arts Management Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Los Rios Community College District 


Culinary Arts Management Adjunct Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F00182P


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Position Summary    

The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time faculty teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment efforts.


Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.


Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.


Assignment Responsibilities    

General Responsibilities: 

The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


Responsibilities included, but not limited to:


The adjunct instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to: 

● Teaching, lecture and laboratory, baking and pastry, quantity food production. 

● Culinary customer service, culinary purchasing, and culinary management. 

● Supporting and providing leadership, development and guidance in the maintenance and growth of the culinary arts management curriculum. 

● Maintaining formal office and campus hours. 

● Participating in department and division meetings. 

● Possessing strong culinary math skills. 

● Teaching scheduled classes and performing related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities. 

● Complying with district, college, and division policies in the performance of duties. 

● Instructing and assisting in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignment and discussions.


The department maintains a focus on: 

● Professional and ethical academic standards associated with the history and culture of the hotel, restaurant, and culinary arts department. 

● Working effectively with students of varied ages, learning styles, academic levels, and cultural backgrounds in classroom and non-classroom settings. 

● Communicating effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and maintaining positive working relationships across the Institute. 

● Practicing and teaching practical interpersonal skills. 

● Maintaining Serve Safe standards. 

● Developing, maintaining and delivering performance-based, learner-centered culinary arts instruction in accordance with the mission/vision and philosophy of the Institute. 

● Maintaining laboratory and classrooms, including equipment, sanitation, organization and product purchasing for lab/program using both local stores and regional suppliers. 

● Assisting students by providing advice regarding their academic career path and career opportunities. 

● Maintaining professional affiliations and certifications.


Minimum Qualifications    

1. Have a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts Management or related area AND two years of related work experience; OR, an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts Management or related area AND six years of related work experience; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*


2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.



The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No: F00182P
Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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