Chef/Culinary Arts Faculty

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Chef/Culinary Arts Faculty

SUNY Sullivan is seeking to fill the full-time, tenure-track position of Chef/Culinary Arts Instructor for a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2021. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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:

  • Cost efficient health insurance plan – NYSHIP Empire PPOHealth Insurance Buyback if the incumbent has other health insurance coverage,Retirement options with NYS defined benefit entities and/or Optional Retirement Plans,Supplemental retirement annuities,College-sponsored life and accidental death insurance equivalent to the employee’s annual salary,Delta Dental insurance,Guardian Vision insurance,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 and Access to credit unions.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, in anticipation of a Fall 2021 semester appointment we encourage candidates to submit all required materials prior to the review start date of May 18, 2021. Salary will vary dependent upon rank and based on a 30-week academic teaching schedule. Please apply through our Applicant Tracking System at the link below to submit your cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for 3 professional references.

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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.




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Posted: 5/12/2021
Application Due: 6/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time