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Adjunct Instructor - Culinary Arts

Middlesex Community College (MA)
Lowell, MA

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Category:: Part-time Faculty
Department:: Academic Affairs - Business, Legal Studies & Public Service
Locations:: Lowell, MA
Posted:: Mar 5, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time
Position ID:: 173325

About Middlesex Community College:

Middlesex Community College (MCC), established in 1970, provides access to affordable education for a diverse community from all ethnic backgrounds and identities, preparing individuals for success and lifelong learning. We promote academic excellence, provide workforce development opportunities, and empower all learners to become productive and socially responsible members of our local and global communities.

The College provides a broad range of services that are essential to attract, reward, and retain talented faculty and staff. The MCC community promotes a culture of inclusion in which our employees feel supported and empowered to best serve our diverse student population. We are proud to offer our classes on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses, as well as a robust online course offering. MCC is committed to transforming lives as we educate, challenge, and support all students as evident in our strategic plan.

As an Affirmative Action employer, MCC strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence to apply.

Job Description:

Title: Adjunct Instructor - Culinary Arts

Unit: DCE Adjunct Faculty

Department: Academic Affairs - Business, Legal Studies & Public Service

Reports to: Dean of Business. Legal Studies & Public Service

Date: March 5, 2024

General Summary: Teach courses in the Culinary Arts Program, including but not limited to Culinary Skills and Baking. The faculty member will work with the Dean, Department Chair, and other faculty in the program's planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach less than 15 credits per semester in Culinary Arts courses
  • Develop and use teaching methods that engage students having varying learning styles and abilities
  • Participate in curriculum and program development; workforce development initiatives; and high-impact practices as they relate to the college's strategic plan
  • Manage preparations and planning for hands on culinary classes, including ordering, inventory, and storage of class materials.
  • Demonstrate proper cooking and food safety techniques in classroom
  • Create curriculum based on current culinary concepts, theories and practices
  • Demonstrate proper knife skills and safe handling procedures for kitchen equipment such as mixers and food processors
  • Analyze student progress and provide proper feedback and coaching
  • Design educational materials such as lesson plans, recipes, and food preparation instructions


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience in the culinary arts field
  • Successful culinary teaching experience
  • Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or familiarity with community colleges

Additional Information:

Salary Range: The Adjunct Faculty salary range is determined in accordance with the DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement. For more information on DCE Salary Steps and Lab Ratio, see Article VIX of the DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Location: Lowell campus with occasional travel to Bedford as needed

Expected Start Date: November 1, 2024

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

All offers of employment at Middlesex Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates, as deemed necessary.

Middlesex Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Human Resources at

Middlesex Community College strives to make the application and interview process accessible for all applicants but understands that applicants may still encounter barriers due to ability, language, or technology. If we can make the process any more accessible for you, contact Human Resources at 781-280-3549 or


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