Culinary Arts Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00806

Location: Diablo Valley College

Salary: $59,112 – $99,876 per year

Description of Position:

Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Culinary Arts to start in August 2022.

The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach courses in the areas of Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. Experience in teaching the skills required for both “front and back of house” positions in the hospitality industry is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of community college students.


Position Status: Tenure- Track

EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty

Department: D3620-Hotel/Restaurant Management

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:

Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Any bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience. Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master’s degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to teaching assignment.

If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the https://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/equivalency-application/Academic%20Position%20Application%20-%20Masters%20Degree%20Discipline%20Equivalency%20Form.pdf in the document section of the online application. Additionally, if you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition.

Desirable Qualifications:

• Experience teaching culinary arts and restaurant hospitality to students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, cultures, and levels of preparation using a variety of teaching methods.
• A minimum of five years’ experience in a leadership position in a professional kitchen or hospitality organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of teaching and pedagogy.
• Commitment to collaboration with colleagues, ready to contribute immediately and ongoing to department and division tasks outside the classroom.
• Demonstrated commitment to engaging with students, in and out of the classroom, as active agents with strengths, skills, and expertise to be cultivated and explored.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and cultures, as well as students with disabilities.
• Clear and engaging communication skills.
• Evidence of integrating technology into instruction, or using other emerging technologies.

Job Open Date: 11/22/2021

Job Close Date: 1/23/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Begins: August 2022

# of Months: 10

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2667061

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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