Culinary Arts Instructor
POSITION TITLE: Full-time Culinary Arts Instructor
: Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is a 2-year comprehensive community college in the center of Maine serving approximately 2400 students from Somerset, Kennebec, and Knox counties and well beyond. In 2014, KVCC will expand its Fairfield-based operation to include a new 600- acre Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley, Maine. To meet the regional labor market demand for new fields of study, the College is launching the KVCC Center for Farm-to-Table Innovation which will include programs in sustainable agriculture, food science, and culinary arts. With its own 120-acre organic farm, KVCC’s Alfond Campus offers an unparalleled environment for inspiring careers in farm-to-table arts and food entrepreneurship. KVCC is a highly collegial environment committed to student success with respect for all individuals, the community, and our surroundings. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated instructor and culinary expert who is equally committed to innovative teaching that will help students and the KVCC community to make thoughtful connections from farm production to food processing to cuisine. The successful candidate will not only provide high-quality instruction in culinary techniques, but also offer keen insights that will help students and the community integrate the bounty of local ingredients to form creative, nutritious and healthful eating options in private, institutional, and professional settings.
Salary and benefits commensurate with the Agreement between the Maine Community College System and the MEA, Faculty Unit. Level III (Starting salary range $31,641.20-$42,523.12)
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts or comparable credential; successful candidates should demonstrate experience equivalent to at least 5 years in the culinary arts industry or education including preferably 3 years of higher education teaching experience. Strong organizational and communication skills required. Professional certifications are desirable.
Primary responsibility will be teaching culinary classes in both lecture and laboratory settings. Other duties include oversight of the culinary laboratory, curriculum development, student internships coordination, academic advising, student learning outcome assessment and collaboration with the farm manager and business faculty. Familiarity with instructional technology is desirable. Schedule may include day, evening and online classes.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, Application for Employment at KVCC (visit: http://www.kvcc.me.edu/employment and download form), resume, transcript of highest degree earned, three (3) letters of recommendation including telephone numbers, and names and telephone numbers of two (2) personal references to:
Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Avenue
Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
KVCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and