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Assistant Professor and Director of the Big Sky Culinary Institute, Missoula College

Employer
University of Montana
Location
Montana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Missoula College at the University of Montana in Missoula invites qualified individuals to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position as the Director of the Big Sky Culinary Institute , which includes the Culinary Arts Program, the Blackfoot Café, and Iris Coffee. The Culinary Program is accredited by the America Culinary Federation. The Program Director has teaching responsibilities and will administer overall operations for the Big Sky Culinary Institute.

National Restaurant Association Education foundation ServSafe certification will be required within six months of employment. Additionally, education and skills equal to the level of Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) within one year of employment is expected.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Implement the program mission, goals, and objectives into the curriculum.
  • Provide that the kitchen/laboratory facilities maintain safe, sanitary, and organized conditions.
  • Work in tandem with the Restaurant Manager.
  • Dress appropriately in accordance with the Missoula College’s Culinary Arts Program’s Standard Personal Hygiene and Dress Code, and expect that students do the same.
  • Ensure that units of instruction follow syllabi, which clearly state measurable objectives, student activities, learning resources, time allotment, grading criteria, and student evaluation methods.
  • Clearly outline the skill competencies that are to be mastered and demonstrated by students.
  • Maintain ACF certification
Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Academic Year (10 months) and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Required Qualifications
  • Experience and education equal to the standards of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) as a Culinary Educator, Master Chef, Executive Chef, or Chef de Cuisine and a minimum AAS degree from a reputable Culinary Arts program, preferably an ACF accredited program.
  • Minimum of six (6) years in the food service industry, three (3) years in food service management
  • Formal education in culinary management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to work and solve problems collaboratively and maintain a sense of cordiality in the workplace
  • Exceptional organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level
About Missoula College and UM

Missoula College offers two-year degree, certificate, and workforce education programs for the University of Montana. The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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