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Adjunct Instructor - Culinary Arts

Joliet Junior College
Shorewood, IL
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Apr 11, 2024

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Art and Humanities
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Job Description: POSITION TITLE: ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, CULINARY ARTS STATUS: Part time DEPARTMENT: Culinary Arts DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Adjunct Faculty REPORTS TO: Department Chair PLACEMENT: Faculty MINIMUM PAY RATE:Refer to current adjunct faculty contract Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty. POSITION SUMMARY An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Teach classes in appropriate instructional area. 2. Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations. 3. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes. 4. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair. 5. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials. 6. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times. 7. Maintain rapport with multicultural students and faculty within a community college environment. 8. Participate in promoting the Culinary Arts Program by maintaining an active relationship with the Food Service Industry, professional organizations and the area high schools. 9. Participate with students in extra-curricular culinary and hospitality related events. 10. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management or related field. 2. Five (5) years of industry work experience in a high volume or fine dining venue with at least two (2) years in a supervisory position in the industry. 3. Certified or certifiable as a Certified Sous Chef or higher as per the ACF guidelines. 4. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction. 5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning. 6. Well versed in both classical and contemporary cooking methods. 7. Excellent communication, math and writing skills. 8. Quality knife, cooking, plating and garnishing skills. 9. Enthusiastic and energetic people skills. 10. Currently participates in community involvement and community activities. 11. Must be competent to instruct in both theoretical and practical classroom settings. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master's Degree in Culinary, Hospitality Management or related field. 2. Teaching experience at the collegiate level. 3. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students or workforce from diverse backgrounds. 4. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs. 5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Standard Culinary Arts classroom equipment and software. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Classroom teaching environment. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/14/2018 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on-line at An equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: * Satisfactory results of a background check * Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College * Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity. ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN "ON CAMPUS" STUDENT HOUSING Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in "on campus" student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses. This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.

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