Hospitality and Culinary Management Faculty

Job description

The College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a public “open access” institution with 11 campuses and learning centers sprinkled across a nine-county service area – a geographic region spanning 12,000 square miles.  The college enrolls nearly 20,000 students and has 1,500 employees, making it one of the largest employers in the central mountains. It specializes in programs needed in rural resort economies, such as police and firefighter training, emergency medicine (EMT), culinary/hospitality, teacher education, outdoor studies, ski area operations, nursing and others.  CMC is home to the Isaacson School for Media, Arts, and Communications and enjoys a close relationship with the Aspen Institute.

The majority of CMC’s students are local and from other parts of Colorado; 15% come from out-of-state. CMC offers two and four-year degrees as well as a range of specialized certificate programs, on-line learning, cooperative statewide GT Pathways General Education curriculum, non-credit courses, extensive dual enrollment programs through close partnerships with dozens of school districts, General Educational Equivalent (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. CMC makes life-long learning opportunities available to all.

CMC prepares Colorado’s workforce through apprenticeships, internships, experiential, and outdoor learning in beautiful mountain settings. The college is uniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, responsive to community and workforce needs, and to fulfill its vision to be “…the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of our beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.”

As a local district college by statute, the college’s funding primarily comes from property taxes. With an annual operating budget of nearly $70 million, the college is governed by an independent 7-member elected Board of Trustees and is not part of the Colorado Community College System or the state’s comprehensive regional college/university system.

Colorado Mountain College is located in Steamboat Springs, Rifle, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs (downtown), Glenwood Springs (Spring Valley), Aspen, the Vail Valley, Dillon, Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista. Of these locations, our three campuses in Spring Valley, Leadville and Steamboat Springs are residential. The college’s central administrative offices, which serve all other locations, are located in downtown Glenwood Springs.

Founded in 1965 with a mission to provide a dynamic student-centered learning experience, Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. CMC students have gone on to become world renowned chefs, Pulitzer Prize winners, influential entrepreneurs, and award winning experts in their fields. For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to:


This position is based at Colorado Mountain College, Aspen. This community campus serves traditional and non-traditional students. Surrounded by unique year-round recreational opportunities such as the Aspen Snowmass Resort, there are numerous highly rated dining and lodging options, making this an ideal location for learning.

The Position

This full time term faculty position begins in August 2019 with a 30 credit hour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load annually.

The successful candidate will assist in establishing this new program by working with local industry partners. Program development functions will be more substantial in the beginning of the program. This position will teach a variety of courses in CMC’s Hospitality and Culinary Management program. Teaching responsibilities include, but not limited to: Food Safety and Sanitation, Food Production Principles and Practices, Nutrition for the Hospitality Professional, Food and Beverage Management, Supervising, Purchasing, and Cost Control.

This program may include teaching and related work on evenings and weekends. Schedules are subject to program needs.

Additional responsibilities may include functions such as: assist with purchasing, inventory, and budget for program; assist with scheduling and coordinating adjunct faculty and staff; facilitate learning in academic, work, and experiential learning environments; collaborate with Food Service Operations, Resort Management, and Culinary Arts CMC faculty. The selected candidate will contribute to curriculum planning and development, manage or assist with special projects, recruitment initiatives and campus events which many include community service events and related functions.

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teach course load as assigned; evaluate courses and assess student learning; meet established course, program and learning outcomes; comply with guidelines and policies; maintain office hours per established standards; and related duties. CMC Faculty are generally expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as participate in campus and college committees and relevant projects; mentor peers; participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organizations, recruiting and retention activities.

Salary range: $57,492 – $74,144 depending upon education and experience.


Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program, or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:

Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management, Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, or a closely related field and three years of professional foodservice or hospitality industry experience.

Special Skills or Abilities: candidate should have a background that includes purchasing, managing budgets, managing programs, and catering. American Culinary Federation, American Hotel and Lodging Association, or related certification preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility and collegiality are essential.

Minimum of one year demonstrated teaching/training experience (or equivalent in part-time role).

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, vendors and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

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To apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

Review of application material will begin February 11, 2019.




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Posted: 1/15/2019
Application Due: 3/16/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $57,492 - $74,144