Culinary Arts Faculty
Title: Culinary Arts Faculty
Position #: 350510
Position Type: Tenure Track
Anticipated Closing Date: TBD
Department: Business and Computer Technology
Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:
· Cover Letter
· Unofficial Transcripts
Reference check requirements:
· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report
· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references
The overall purpose of this job is to provide college level instruction to students pursuing an Associate Degree in the culinary arts. Additionally, the successful candidate for this position must be qualified to serve the culinary arts discipline as a Baking instructor and support the institution’s culinary arts certificate, and non-degree community courses that are or may be offered.
About Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college is the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.
In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.
About the Business and Computer Technology Department
The mission of the Pellissippi State's Business and Computer Technology (BCT) Department is to meet the educational needs of present and future business, computer, hospitality, and paralegal professionals.
The BCT Department is committed to giving students both the classroom education and the hands-on experience they need to compete and excel in a wide variety of fields. And the department does an exceptional job of fulfilling that commitment: it enjoys an excellent reputation in the Knoxville area and has a long-term job placement rate of more than 90 percent.
Business and Computer Technology is made up of 30 faculty members, all of whom have their fingers on the pulse of ever-changing business and computer practices. Students benefit from constantly updated software and more than 50 computer labs across the College’s five campuses.
Whether you’re drawn to the applied field of computer technology or you prefer to share ideas at a corporate roundtable, Business and Computer Technology has developed a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree to suit your needs. Want to enter the workforce more quickly? The department has a growing list of one-year certificate programs. In fact, our offerings are continually modified to reflect the changes in the skills and knowledge graduates need to be successful in business and industry.
Already juggling a job or family? Accelerated “cohorts” have been created so that students can maintain their daytime responsibilities while earning an associate’s degree. A cohort allows students to enter and finish a course sequence together, with the benefit of the same supportive community.
Future small-business owners, marketing coordinators, computer systems developers, branch managers, medical transcriptionists, caterers, hotel managers, human resources assistants—all will benefit from a first-rate faculty and education at Pellissippi State.
The Knoxville Community
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along the Tennessee River, Knoxville is a thriving Southern city known for its great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries. It is nationally known for its Urban Wilderness, located less than three miles from downtown, with more than 50 miles of natural trails. A vibrant downtown, located less than a mile from the heart of the UT campus, offers live entertainment, unique shopping and outstanding local dining and brews.
With a population at nearly 185,000, it is both the oldest and the third-largest city in the state of Tennessee; only Memphis and Nashville are larger. Knoxville is a one-hour drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the U.S. National Park Service’s most-visited site. Knoxville also is within a day’s drive or less to many major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic coast. UT’s Neyland Stadium is one of the country’s largest sports venues.
Knoxville #8 in "America's Favorite Places" by Travel & Leisure, #2 in “Most Affordable Cities” by Forbes, #5 for “Best Cities for Small Business” by CNN Money, and a Top 10 “Destination on the Rise” by Trip Advisor.
Culture and Diversity
Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19th amendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.
The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville https://www.visitknoxville.com, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center https://www.beckcenter.net, the Knoxville Urban League https://thekaul.org, Knoxville City https://knoxvilletn.gov, Knox County https://knoxcounty.org, My Knox Village http://myknoxvillage.com/business-directory/wpbdp_category/special-needsdisability-services/, Knox Pride https://knoxpride.com/equality, Centro Hispano de East TN https://www.centrohispanotn.org, and Knoxville chamber https://www.knoxvillechamber.com.
Essential Job Functions:
65% Teach college courses in the culinary arts and baking.
5% Provide academic advising to culinary arts students.
5% Order and track culinary program food, supplies and other items as required and maintain appropriate inventory(ies).
5% Develop curriculum in the culinary arts and produce appropriate culinary arts accreditation reports.
5% Serve the college and community as appropriate in a faculty member role.
5% Engage in on-going professional development activities especially those related to accreditation of the culinary arts program.
5% Work with approved local organizations and venues to assure that students engage in and lead real-world culinary events as part of their college coursework.
Bachelor’s degree in the teaching discipline (may include culinary arts, business, nutrition, food science, or others approved by the dean) or associate degree in culinary arts with demonstrated competencies in the baking discipline (If hired with an associate degree, completing an appropriate bachelor’s degree before end of spring semester of 2022 will be a condition of employment). Must be certified or certifiable as a cooking professional at the ACF Certified Sous Chef (CSC) level or higher: www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Certify/Levels/CSC/ACF/Certify/Levels/CSC/
A minimum of four years of work experience in the culinary arts industry is required.
Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.
Previous experience teaching at a community college or in an ACF accredited culinary arts program is highly preferred.
Please note that the degree must be from an accredited institution.
Special Skills/Application of Knowledge:
Familiarity with ACF accreditation is expected. Previous experience working in an ACF accredited culinary arts program is highly preferred.
Complexity & Creativity:
This position requires significant analytical, technical and creative thinking. Although guided by substantial and readily available policies, procedures, standards and precedents, this position requires the ability to make decisions based on available information and act appropriately.
This position requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, manipulate kitchen instruments with the hands, operate a variety of kitchen equipment, and generally be mobile 100% of the time while on and between campuses. The position requires the ability to lift bulk food products and equipment or supplies (which could include items weighing up to 50 pounds).
Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.
If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at email@example.com.
A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits
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