Culinary Arts Faculty, Full-Time

October 4, 2012

Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.

The Community College of Philadelphia invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in Culinary Arts available for Fall 2013.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management


  • Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Business Administration, Business, Career and Technical Education, Management, or Marketing.
  • Minimum five years work experience in the food service industry.
  • Accreditation by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) with one or more of the following: Certified Sous Chef, Certified Chef de Cuisine, Certified Executive Chef, Certified Master Chef, Certified Culinary Educator.
  • Minimum two years of recent college teaching experience in the subject area, preferably at the community college level.
  • Current ServSafe certification.
  • Ability to teach a full range of culinary arts courses, which include entry-level and advanced theoretical and lab courses.
  • Experience with analyzing and controlling food and beverage management costs utilizing common control methods and software to make decisions, oversee inventory, and cost controls for program.
  • Ability to integrate current culinary trends into all courses.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Active participation in national and/or regional industry professional organizations.
  • Ability to use technology to enhance students' learning.
  • Ability to communicate well with students, colleagues, and hospitality industry professionals.
  • Commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department, and a willingness to participate in the life of the College through leadership in department and college-wide committees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Experience developing distance education and web-enhanced courses and programs.
  • Experience coordinating and supervising students' industry-related work experiences.
  • Experience collaborating with professional continuing education and/or workforce development college/university units.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Interested persons should complete an online application.
  • Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
  • Name and contact information for three (3) professional references REQUIRED.
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.

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