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Chef/Culinary Arts Faculty

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SUNY Sullivan is seeking to fill the full-time, tenure-track position of Chef/Culinary Arts Instructor for a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2022. Applicants should have knowledge of production of food and bakery items with a quality standard for commercial outlets, the whole food lifecycle from farm to table, sustainable food production systems, value-added food production, utilization of our on-campus organic farm, safe and sanitary commercial kitchen procedures, and experience in both Culinary and Pastry Arts. The applicant should possess 5-10 years experience in commercial food and beverage industries and previous teaching experience is a plus. These will be seated courses, taught on campus.


The ideal candidate will be a culinary expert committed to both the art of cooking and innovative teaching grounded in sustainable food practices, bakery production, and commercial food production. Your insights on integrating locally grown and produced food into private, institutional, and professional menus to offer creative, nutritious and healthful eating options will inspire students and the community to make thoughtful connections between farm production, food processing, artisanal products and cuisine. As a member of the faculty, you will be responsible for ensuring the proper use of College equipment by students while in the classroom. The successful candidate will provide high-quality instruction in all levels of courses within the Professional Chef AAS, Culinary Arts AOS and Pastry Arts AOS programs.


  • A minimum of five years of culinary industry experience and a culinary-arts related Associate’s degree;
  • Previous experience in a teaching/training environment;
  • Familiarity with local and seasonal sourcing practices and Farm-to-Table cuisine;
  • Familiarity with baking production or willing to engage in professional development in the kitchen.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years concentration in culinary arts

SUNY Sullivan is a principal employer in the Catskill region that seeks to invest in its employees by insuring a well-rounded work/life balance for its employees. Employee benefits, sometimes called fringe benefits, are indirect forms of compensation provided to our employees as part of furthering the employment relationship. We do more than offer a “fair day’s pay.” In addition to a comprehensive salary, generous insurance benefit programs and broad benefit time policies are available. As a benefit of being a union member of the Professional Staff Association, the faculty member will be granted annually 12 sick days and 5 personal days. In addition to statutory considerations, the incumbent will also be eligible to participate in

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance,
  • Health Insurance Buyback if the incumbent has other health insurance coverage,
  • Participation in the NYS retirement system,
  • Supplemental retirement annuities,
  • College-sponsored life and accidental death insurance equivalent to the employee’s annual salary,
  • College-sponsored Long-term disability coverage,
  • Optional short-term disability, cancer or accident insurances
  • Tuition reimbursement,
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan – flexible spending for medical and dependent care,
  • Access to credit unions,
  • Access to onsite Daycare,
  • Wellness Program & access to the cardio & weight rooms in the Field House,
  • Community Garden on campus,
  • And more!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, in anticipation of a Fall 2022 semester appointment we encourage candidates to submit all required materials prior to the review start date of March 18, 2022. Salary will vary dependent upon rank and based on a 30-week academic teaching schedule.

Apply in less than 5 minutes using our Applicant Tracking System! Please submit your cover letter, CV, and the contact information for 3 professional references.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

American with Disability Act Requirements

External and Internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the college on a case by case basis.


At Sullivan County Community College, academic excellence is a product of the faculty-student ratio. Professors know students by name, and they have opportunities to enter into the kind of mentored relationships that truly accelerate learning. There are moments during the learning process when things just drop into place and everything becomes clear. This doesn’t happen by accident—it is a planned result of the array of relationships we build for our students.

At SCCC students are immersed in programs that become the tools for their work and educational life. Most importantly, they gain the skills needed to use technology sullivan_county_community_college2.jpgand communicate with others and the knowledge to work in their chosen field or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program upon graduation.

The expression “big fish in a small pond” aptly describes the leadership opportunities at SCCC. Students are invited to exercise and extend their organizational abilities. In two short years, students' paths are mapped out for a career or for further education.

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