Culinary Arts Faculty, Vail Valley at Edwards



Colorado Mountain College is seeking a one-year term, full-time faculty to join our Culinary faculty team at the Vail/Edwards campus. With teaching and learning at the center of what we do, chosen candidates will join a team of 5 full-time faculty and many part-time faculty across four campuses dedicated to inspiring and educating the next generation of highly skilled culinary and hospitality focused employees.

Full time faculty positions are expected to teach a 30-credit hour (170-day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load annually. This is a one year, term employment position with a possible 6-credit release for administrative duties.

Colorado Mountain College has a strong culinary program in the Vail valley. The culinary faculty work under the supervision of the Dean of the Isaacson School of Communication, Arts and Media, as well as have local support at the campus and in the community. This position is based at Colorado Mountain College, Vail/Edwards. This community campus serves traditional and non-traditional students. Surrounded by unique year-round recreational opportunities such as Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts, there are numerous highly rated dining and lodging options, making this an ideal location for teaching and learning in the culinary and hospitality areas.

The successful candidate will assist in managing this program by working with local industry partners and school districts. This position will teach a variety of courses in CMC’s Hospitality and Culinary Management program. Teaching responsibilities include a wide variety of cooking and baking classes, as well as culinary management courses. Link to curriculum: https://coloradomtn.edu/programs/culinary-arts/internship/curriculum/

This program may include teaching and related work on evenings and weekends. Schedules are subject to program needs.

Additional responsibilities may include functions such as: assist with purchasing, inventory, and budget for program; assist with scheduling and coordinating adjunct faculty and staff; facilitate learning in academic, work, and experiential learning environments; collaborate with Food Service Operations, Resort Management, and Culinary Arts CMC faculty. The selected candidate will contribute to curriculum planning and development, manage or assist with special projects, recruitment initiatives and campus events which many include community service events and related functions.

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, orientation and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.

Salary range: $65,686.19 - $80,005.72 depending upon education and experience. Excellent benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Pet insurance, 12% retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, sick time accrual, mental health resources, and healthy lifestyle benefits. For more information on our benefits, please see here .

Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)

Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program, or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:

Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management, Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, or a closely related field and three years of professional foodservice or hospitality industry experience.

Special Skills or Abilities: candidate should have a background that includes purchasing, managing budgets, managing programs, and catering. American Culinary Federation, American Hotel and Lodging Association, or related certification preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility and collegiality are essential.

Minimum of one year demonstrated teaching/training experience (or equivalent in part-time role).

Diverse. Inclusive. Centered on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams and cultivating leaders. They are our hallmarks in creating an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every person; faculty, staff, students, and community members in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to work effectively with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

External Applicants: Apply Online

Internal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp or by searching in Learning Hub for instructions on applying for a full time position as an internal applicant.

Review of application material will begin April 19, 2021.

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