Hospitality Management Full-Time Instructor

Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Apr 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Hospitality Management Full-Time Instructor

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 4/30/2014


Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor position in Hospitality Management. We are seeking qualified applicants who can assume instructional responsibility in the following areas:

  • Basic Food Preparation (Lecture / Lab Course)

  • Supervision and Leadership

  • Facilities Layout and Design

  • Hotel and Restaurant Accounting

  • Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control

  • Purchasing

  • Hospitality Accounting

  • Intermediate and Advanced Cuisine

  • Food Service Purchasing

  • Introduction to the Industry

  • Front Office and Housekeeping Management

  • Menu Planning

  • Safety and Sanitation

  • Catering and Event Planning

  • Baking and Pastry Arts

Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.


This is a full-time, 10 month, tenure track position, which will begin Fall 2014. Instructional assignments will include theory and practical training in the Hospitality Management Department programs, and will include evening and weekend classes as part of the regular assignment. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Anticipated hiring range: $48,891 to $76,087 annually, is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.

  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.

  • Voluntary life insurance.

  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.

  • Banked leave provisions.

  • Professional Growth and Development activities.

  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.

  • Conference leaves.

  • Opportunity for overload assignments.

  • Cal STRS Retirement.

  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration, Hospitality Administration, or related field, AND two years of related professional experience; OR

  • Associate’s degree in Hotel Administration, Hospitality Administration, or related field, AND six years of related professional experience; OR

  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline; OR

  • The equivalent of the above.


2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.

  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming to state requirements and stated district and college needs.

  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, class and office schedules.

  • File course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.

  • Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Office hours must be posted and filed in the division chair’s office on or before the start of the semester. Office hours must be scheduled in no less than 30-mintue segments.

  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.

  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.

  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.

  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.

  • Work cooperatively within the college community.

  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.

  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.

  • Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.

  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

  • Assume institutional responsibilities, which are of value to the department, division, college and/or district such as: actively participate in the spirit of shared governance in department, division, college, and district institutional responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include recruitment and hiring, class schedule preparation, budget development, performance appraisals, mentorship, supervision of support staff, student recruitment and retention, curriculum and program development, and evaluation, program review, club advising, committees, accreditation, articulation and other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

Assist with planning and executing large and small catering events, both on-site and off-site.

Application Information:


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including:

    (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts – (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. (4) Cover letter; (5) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.

  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.

  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.

  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. See Equivalency Information below.

  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.

  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.

  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:

Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment

14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059


Selection Process:


  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.

  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.

  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.

  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.

  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.

  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.

  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.

  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.


West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.