Culinary Arts Instructor

Alfred, Allegany County
Sep 26, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn what to think, not how to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Job Description:

Alfred State is currently seeking applicants for an instructor of Culinary Arts at our Wellsville NY campus.  This position will instruct students in lab activities and lecture classes.  Instruction of a la carte, institutional, and quantity food preparation.  Train students in the proper techniques of food handling, equipment usage, sanitation, safety, menu planning and execution, dining room service, and other lab duties.  Adhere to all aspects of the curriculum as assigned.  Participate in department, campus, and college events, as well as professional development.  The instructor will approach the daily activities as a working chef as well as an educator.


An Associates degree in culinary arts is required, along with seven (7) years of industry experience.  Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in an associated discipline will be given preference.  Candidates that are certified by the American Culinary Federation or the National Restaurant Association for ServSafe Managerial Instructor/Proctor will also be given preference over applicants with out the certifications.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Finalists for this position will demonstrate cooking and knife skills for the committee.

The finalists will also present a 30 minute lecture on a topic provided by the committee. This presentation should be geared to an audience of culinary students and must include Power Point and/or another type of advanced technology.

Interested applicants will need to upload a cover letter of interest and a resume at time of application.