Clinical Instructor in Dining Room Management

March 26, 2014

Position Search Announcement

An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to undergraduate education and the latest in advanced technology. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast.

The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Clinical Instructor position in Dining Room Management in the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (HRIM). This is a teaching position in which the applicant would be expected to provide a consistent and positive learning environment for students in the University of Delaware’s HRIM Vita Nova Restaurant/Lab. We are seeking forward-thinking and innovative individuals who dare to be first.

The position primarily consists of teaching and managing front of the house restaurant operations for undergraduate food laboratory restaurant courses providing instruction in buffet service and fine dining service styles (French, Russian and American). The duties include managing the dining room, guest relations, wine education, safety and sanitation, system controls, assurance of high standards of service, and teaching of industry related topics. This position works directly with the Director of Restaurant Operations in the fine dining student operated Vita Nova restaurant, a 60 seat upscale dining room on campus.

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or related field. A master’s degree is desirable but not required. A minimum of five years industry experience in restaurant management with upscale dining experience is also preferred. Salary, benefits, and support are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of HRIM recently celebrated 25 years of innovation and excellence in hospitality education. HRIM has two undergraduate majors, Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management and Hospitality Industry Studies, and a Master’s degree in Hospitality Business Management and a minor in restaurant management. The HRIM program has been consistently ranked as a top program in hospitality and tourism management. Our facilities also include the on-campus Courtyard by Marriott. To learn more about the HRIM department and our faculty please visit: http://www.

Those interested should apply online at and should carefully read the “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Please upload your curriculum vita (CV) to this website. In addition, candidates should send electronically their CV and three letters of recommendation to:

Mrs. Donna Laws
Business Administrator
01 (302) 831-6747

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is mid-August 2014.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.