Duties and Responsibilities
Application Pool Notice
Laredo College continuously accepts applications for part-time
(adjunct) instructors to create a pool of candidates for each
session/semester. Applications will be reviewed and positions will
be filled based on department needs. Applications received for this
pool will remain active for one year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Culinary Arts Adjunct Instructor is responsible for preparing
students for a career in the hospitality industry, providing
technical instruction relevant to the actual work environment using
the prescribed course curriculum, exercising methods of recruitment
and retention of students, working within and in harmony with the
institution's goals and objectives. The Culinary Arts Adjunct
Instructor is responsible to provide course instruction and monitor
teaching/learning effectiveness in his/her discipline in accordance
with the duties as listed in the essential duties and
responsibilities and as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean of
Workforce Education, or Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs
in accordance with the Laredo College Manual of Policy. May be
required to teach classes, weekend classes, an extra class,
substitute when needed, and travel off campus to monitor student
and/or teach classes at lab sites.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
NOTICE: Required Documents
- Develop, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, syllabi, and
objectives to ensure instructional and programmatic responsiveness
to the occupational and academic needs of students and reflect
accurately the expectations the faculty has for their students and
any new competencies delineated in the programmatic evaluation
process, and to ensure instructional quality as demonstrated by
students' achievement of competency-based objectives.
- Stay current of changes that occur in discipline. Participate
in departmental initiatives to infuse changes into curriculum.
Participate in interdisciplinary discussions which are directed at
improving student learning and evaluating core competencies
- Substitute for colleagues as appropriate.
- Participate in college activities which include but are not
limited to orientation, convocation, in-service, graduation, and
workshops designed for professional growth and development.
- Prepare and, on the first day of class, distribute syllabi, to
inform students, about course requirements, grading requirements,
testing, assignments, absence policy, and other pertinent
information for each course assigned to a faculty member to teach
by the Department Chairperson with approval of the Dean of
Workforce Education and the Provost/Vice-President of Academic
- Actively participate in meetings called by the
Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Workforce
Education, and/or Department Chairperson for the purposes of
disseminating information, providing input into the decision making
process and sharing expertise with colleagues.
- Prepare, administer and grade assignments and/or examinations
in a timely manner to inform the student of their progress and
allow for the development of a plan of constructive activities that
will allow the student to succeed. Use multiple measurements of
assessment. Include opportunities for research and outside
- Instruction for lecture and lab classes may include direct
preparation and seasoning and cooking of salads, soups, fish,
meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price
menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Responsible for activities which consist of collaboration with
specified personnel and plans and develops recipes and menus,
determine production schedules and worker-time requirements to
ensure timely delivery of services in the hospitality industry,
estimates amount and costs and requisitions supplies and equipment
to ensure efficient operation, evaluates and solves procedural
problems to ensure sfe and efficient operations.
- Cooperate with the evaluation procedures of courses by
students; participate in faculty evaluations; and/or act as mentor
to faculty members.
- Provide a safe environment for students and be responsible for
the security and daily maintenance of assigned equipment,
materials, and classrooms.
- Encourage use of support services available to students.
Collaborate with support services staff to ensure that appropriate
information is being shared and discussed.
- Participate a minimum of three hours per week on campus
assigned duties, including an average of thirty minutes posted
office hours, for each course taught, for consultation with
- Provide appropriate information to Library staff regarding
desired discipline materials.
- Provide information and/or data to the requesting administrator
so that the proper reports may be completed and filed with the
proper educational agency, funding agency, or accrediting
- Follow procedures related to the Registration Office, including
grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal
deadlines; class changes; and time and room scheduling.
- Follow the proper procedures for purchasing groceries,
requesting textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies;
submit travel and absence reports on a timely basis.
- Respond to request for information from the Dean of Workforce
Education and/or Department Chair.
- Promote the College's programs and curricula.
- Follow the academic calendar and other policies and procedures
adopted by the Board of Trustees.
- Visit laboratory sites (restaurants), evaluate the students at
the sites and confer with supervisors.
- Use current technology to enhance effectiveness, including but
not limited to computers, CAI programs such as PASPort,
Blackboard/SoftChalk/Camtasia Studio, Canvas, PowerPoint, audio
visual equipment, and willing to learn and apply any other new
technology needed to enhance learning.
- Maintain FERPA standards as applied to public institutions of
- Participate in Southern Association accreditation activities;
participate in Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and other
agencies reports, site visits, self-studies, etc.; implement
Institutional Effectiveness plan in occupation area.
- Perform other duties assigned by the Department Chair, Dean of
Workforce Education, Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs,
and LC President.
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your
resume and unofficial transcript(s). If recommended for this
position an official transcript(s) will be required. If a license
or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your
- Associate's degree with a major in the teaching
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Bachelor's degree with a major in the teaching discipline.
- Extensive knowledge in the areas of food sciences, nutrition,
sanitation/safety, basic food preparation, professional cooking and
meal service, international cuisine, fundamentals of baking, garde
manger, buffet theory and production, principles of food beverages,
the management of food production and service in the hospitality
- American Culinary Federation Certified, Executive Chef
Certification, and/or Serv-Safe instructor/proctor
- Faculty must demonstrate discipline, competence, pedagogical
competence that engages the student and focuses on student
- Faculty must demonstrate the ability to use current technology
to enhance teaching effectiveness.
- Faculty must be cooperative and professional in his/her
communication with the public, the students, colleagues, college
administrators and Culinary Arts advisory committee members.
- Faculty must have good writing skills, vocabulary skills, and
computer skills. Faculty must be able to operate specialized
kitchen equipment and audio-visual instructional materials.
- Must be able to develop and use laboratory/lecture strategies
that enhance teaching effectiveness and promote student
- Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook is
- Faculty must be willing to work days, evenings, and weekends as
Department Chair, Dean of Workforce Education,
Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and LC President.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand,
walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Work-inside a
well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time. The noise
level in the work environments is usually quiet to moderate.
Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe
working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent
actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties. May be required to
work outside regular working hours, as needed. May be required to
work at a different college work site or campus as needed.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo
College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion,
sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are
otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo
College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or
employee will be discriminated against because of race, color,
religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin.
This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual
agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow
fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency
from an approved stated education agency or having membership with
the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a
course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a
certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree
equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.
This report must be attached to your online application at the time
of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following
links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However,
you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills
and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities
may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add,
change, amend, or delete portions of the job description at any
time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform
other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,
reasonable accommodations may be made by LC at its discretion to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential