Adjunct Faculty, Culinary

Monroe Community College | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 8/18/2022

Function of Position:

Culinary adjunct faculty members report to the Chairperson of the Hospitality Department and the Adjunct Coordinator for their discipline. Culinary adjunct faculty teach department culinary and/or hospitality courses and evaluate student performance per guidelines set by the department and Monroe Community College. Culinary adjunct faculty are responsible for preparing lesson plans, creating appropriate teaching aids and providing students with instructional materials and activities during class. Courses in the department may be assigned at the Brighton Campus, the Downtown Campus and/or be held fully online. Day or evening courses may be assigned. Culinary adjunct faculty must maintain accurate records on students and submit pertinent data to the department and/or the College, including, but not limited to, attendance information, course information sheets, final exams, and final grades. The successful candidate will bring a passion for teaching and a desire to support and mentor MCC students as they pursue educational and career goals.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Functions:

  • Instruct both lecture and culinary courses in the Hospitality Department.
  • Evaluate student performance in the Hospitality Department as per guidelines set by the department and Monroe Community College.
  • Prepare lesson plans and create instructional materials and activities for student engagement.
  • Establish and maintain a supportive and engaging classroom environment.
  • Prepare Course Information Sheet/Syllabus/Outline in accordance with department and College guidelines
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other records required by the College.
  • Assist department with student recruitment and placement.
  • Assist in coordinating Food Service experiences
  • Advise students concerning professional, academic, and other related issues
  • Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines.
  • Attend departmental functions when requested.
  • Secondary Functions:

  • Assist with department curriculum review, revision, and development.
  • Engage in professional development and technological upgrading activities.
  • Assist department with student recruitment and retention
  • Actively participate in related professional development activities and organizations.
  • Maintain professional relationships with local colleagues at both high school and college levels.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the department chair.
  • MCC Expectations:

  • Responsible for adhering to the College Code of Conduct
  • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative College environment
  • Responsible for maintaining technological competencies utilized by the College
  • Commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
  • Commitment to professional growth

  • Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree in related field and/or education from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • Practical employment experience in the culinary industry.
  • Experience in culinary education.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Food Service Industry with the ability to effectively teach a variety of Food Service Management courses and Culinary Arts laboratories
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Awareness and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs.
  • Proven ability to work as an enthusiastic team member.
  • Ability and willingness to represent the college and the department in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's degree in related field and/or education from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Professional affiliations in the Food Service Industry with sufficient contacts for intern and post graduate placement.
  • Familiar with computer skills, i.e. MS Office
  • Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish, or other languages, proficiently

  • Additional Information:

    Monroe Community College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence, victim status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws or College policy in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees, or in any aspect of the business of the College. MCC provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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    Monroe Community College is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time faculty teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment efforts. Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year-round for assignments based on college needs. Those applicants that are selected to move forward with the recruitment process will be contacted to set up an interview.

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    Application Instructions:

    Interested applicants must apply online and create an account by clicking the APPLY NOW tab.

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    Applicants MUST submit the following documents* to be considered for this position:

    1. Resume/CV

    2. Cover Letter

    3. Transcripts*

    *Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Applicants with foreign degrees must submit a completed credential evaluation comparing their foreign academic accomplishments to standards in the U.S.

    Please note: As part of the application process all applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for 3 professional references. References will only be contacted after interviews have occurred and only for applicants who are considered as finalists for the opportunity they applied to.

    Category: Adjunct
    Department: Hospitality
    Locations: Rochester, NY
    Posted: Aug 18, 2022
    Closes: Open Until Filled
    Type: Part Time
    Position ID: 152102

    Employment Type
    Part Time

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