Associate Professor and Culinary Science Program Coordinator

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management
Auburn University

Position and Availability
Twelve-month, tenure track faculty position at the Associate Level to coordinate the Culinary Science study option in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management beginning spring or fall, 2019. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Culinary Science Coordinator will be responsible for coordination and administration of the new Culinary Science option at Auburn University. Primary administrative responsibilities include marketing and promotion of the program, student advising, development and fundraising, and clinical faculty supervision. Teaching responsibilities will include culinary arts classes specific to the Culinary Science option and food production classes offered across all three study options for the BS in Hospitality Management. Bachelor's degree options currently offered include Hotel and Restaurant Management and Event Management. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research and other scholarship and service consistent with the expectations of a tenure track faculty appointment.

The candidate must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in culinary, hospitality management, foodservice management, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of industry experience in culinary or restaurant operations, be ServSafe® certified.  The candidate should be familiar with accreditation procedures and national standards for the discipline.  The candidate is expected to collaborate with Hospitality Management faculty on research, as well as to provide service and/or industry connections to the school, college, and university. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English.  Desired qualifications include certification by the American Culinary Federation (ACF), experience with culinary program development, assessment, and delivery of assessment, and experience in the management of educational or commercial culinary or hospitality operations.

The Department
The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management is housed within the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University. The department includes 16 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty and offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree options. Opportunities for collaborative research exist with both Nutrition and Hospitality Management faculty and within the College of Human Sciences Center for Health Ecology Research (CHER). Additional information on the department can be found at

The College
The College of Human Sciences is one of twelve (12) academic schools and colleges on the Auburn University campus. It enrolls more than 1,100 undergraduate students and approximately 100 graduate students across three departments (Consumer and Design Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies, and Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management). Additional information on the college can be found at

The University
Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of more than 25.000. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information on the university can be found at

Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses position qualifications and responsibilities along with a current vita and transcript copies. Applicants should be prepared to provide the contact information of three professional references as part of the application process.  Apply online at  Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until a candidate is selected and recommended for hire.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

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