Adjunct Assistant Professor - Pastry & Baking

Posting Job Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor- Pastry and Baking


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Adjunct Faculty

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Adjunct Assistant Professor-Pastry & Baking is expected to be an effective teacher and excel in course instruction. Listed below are the minimum expectations of all faculty who teach at JCCC.

Effective teaching requires content expertise: Faculty must demonstrate deep subject knowledge, including key concepts, current and relevant research, methodologies, tools and techniques, and meaningful applications.

Effective teaching reflects sound instructional methods drawn from the scholarship of teaching and learning, and cultivates a supportive learning environment that allows students to think critically and experiment with material.

Effective teaching communicates successfully. Effective teaching clearly articulates high, achievable, and purposeful expectations. Effective teaching adeptly guides meaningful course activities, allowing students to advance their knowledge or skill.

In addition to teaching, adjunct faculty members are expected to be an active member of the college community.

Required Qualifications

AAS degree or higher
3 years industry experience in a supervisory position in a commercial kitchen
Proven success as a chef in a commercial food service operation
Current ServSafe certification
2 years classroom teaching experience
Be familiar with, understand and demonstrate foundational techniques and methods of hot food cooking.
Be familiar with, understand and demonstrate a high degree of food safety and organization in the bake shop kitchen.
Be available to perform instructor duties for a variety of pastry/baking courses as well as food service sanitation and fundamental hot food cooking courses.
Be familiar with, understand and demonstrate artisan and Viennoiserie bread products of all types.
Be familiar with, understand and demonstrate foundational and modern/advanced techniques of decoration for occasion & wedding cakes.
Be familiar with, understand, and demonstrate advanced petit pastry products utilizing special dietary needs formulas.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher
Certified as ServSafe Manager Instructor/Proctor
3 years classroom teaching experience
Experience with CANVAS or similar learning management systems
ACF Certification at CEC level or higher

Required application documents


Cover letter

Portfolio of work in pastry and baking


Official transcripts required upon hire

Hours per Week

Varies depending on department needs

Work Hours/Days

Varies depending on department needs

Salary Grade Level



Competitive rate of pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 17 Jun 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 09 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time

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