Culinary Adjunct Faculty

Job description

Our Opportunity

Adjunct faculty salary for the 2020-2021 fiscal year is $885.00 per credit hour.
South Puget Sound Community College seeks an engaging and dedicated Culinary adjunct in our Social Sciences & Business division with the ability to teach a variety of Culinary courses.

SPSCC accepts applications for adjunct faculty (part-time) positions on an ongoing basis to establish a qualified pool of applicants. The applicant pool is created for future, part-time professor appointments for the individual program or course indicated. This announcement will serve as an open and continuous applicant pool. Appointment availability varies from quarter to quarter. Ability to teach a range of Culinary classes, including Culinary Fundamentals and Hot Line Production.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

We also offer:What You'll Do


  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
  • Develop and deliver organized lesson plans
  • Use concept - demonstrate approach including high student engagement activities
  • Assess skill acquisition
  • Provide consistent and timely feedback
  • Provide support to struggling students
  • Able to teach one or more of the following or similar courses: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Practicum, Health Safety and Nutrition, Guidance, Child Development, Child, Family and Community, Math/Science for young Children.
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support the college's mission by creating a work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.
  • Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.

Course Titles:
CAP 110 - Culinary Fundamentals
CAP 240 - Hot Line Production 1

Monday-Thursday, 7:40am-1:30pm

Qualifications You Possess

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts or closely related field.
  • Ability to provide and teach culinary skills, culinary theory, and operations and maintenance of kitchen equipment in a structured lecture and lab environment
  • A Washington State Professional Technical Vocational Certificate or ability to become vocationally certificated, which requires at least two (2) years of applicable experience within the last 5 years
  • A current Thurston County Food handler's Permit or the ability to obtain a Thurston County
  • Food Handler's Permit
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Excel and Power Point.?
  • Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
• Experience successfully instructing adult learners such as industry workers or students
• Recent industry experience
• Experience with ordering consumables and inventory tracking
• ServSafe certification
• A.C.F. certification (ability to be certified within one year of hire)
• Experience as a chef or manager in a food service operationTo Apply

Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
  2. Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to [email protected] with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, [email protected], Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.




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Posted: 11/15/2019
Application Due: 11/18/2020
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