CWC is hiring a Culinary/Hospitality Instructor

    Culinary/Hospitality Instructor

    Salary: Depends on Qualifications
    Location: Riverton
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Department: Business, Tech, Health, Safety
    Opening Date: 04/11/2024
    Additional Information

    This position description is not intended, and should not be construed, to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.


    Position Summary 
    Instructional faculty has the important responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment both inside and outside the classroom to inspire success and excellence in student learning. Instructional faculty members are also expected to adhere to professional standards and ethics.

    Examples of Duties

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    1. Teaches culinary/hospitality courses.
    2. Develops culinary/hospitality courses and programs.
    3. Provide an outcomes-based and interdisciplinary focused curriculum.
    4. Instructional competency including knowledge of culinary/ hospitality as well as an ability to evaluate student progress.
    5. Be student focused.
    6. Works with CWC’s Admissions Department to recruit students into CWC’s Culinary and Hospitality Management programs in particular and all programs.
    7. Participate in community outreach efforts as needed or desired.
    8. Use innovative pedagogies and emerging technology to enhance learning.
    9. Promote a collaborative learning environment that extends beyond the traditional classroom.
    10. Coordinates with Department Director for scheduling and use of the Mobile Teaching Kitchen trailer.
    11. Purchases supplies, food and equipment for local program.
    12. Provides additional educational opportunities for students including catering, event support, and competitions as required.
    13. Keeps current on degree requirements and advises students majoring in Culinary/Hospitality planning programs.
    14. Assist in department and program budget development and compliance.
    15. Actively participate in annual and five-year academic program review(s) including assessment of student learning at the course, program and institution levels.
    16. Revise curriculum offerings as needed.
    17. Works with CWC BOCHES and high school teachers to offer concurrent and/or dual credit courses within the CWC service area.
    18. Participates in college and university articulation conferences as required and attends department and division meetings.
    19. Share student information with other faculty and counselors when deemed appropriate, including progress reports, attendance records, etc.
    20. Post and maintain office hours.
    21. Represents division on college committees as required.
    22. Performs other reasonable or related duties as directed.

    Typical Qualifications

    Position Specifications and Minimum Qualifications 

    • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.


    • Three years of directly related experience, preferably in a higher education setting.


    • None required.

    Equivalency Statement 

    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience working directly in culinary/hospitality industry.
    • Teaching and/or coordination experience in a higher education setting

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

    1. Knowledge of discipline taught.
    2. Knowledge and understanding culinary/hospitality curriculum development and assessment.
    3. Knowledge of internships and apprenticeships in the culinary/hospitality industries.
    4. Knowledge of various instructional pedagogies and technologies that enhance attainment of student learning outcomes.
    5. Commitment to exploring nontraditional approaches to education a comprehensive community college atmosphere.
    6. Knowledge of CWC policies, procedures and practices.
    7. Excellent knowledge and demonstrable ability to use personal computer software, preferably Microsoft applications
    8. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
    9. Ability to relate to a broad range of students.
    10. Ability to promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both with the college and the community.
    11. Ability to organize, prioritize and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion within established deadlines.
    12. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to effectively identify and resolve problems
    13. Ability to teach using technology in the classroom.
    14. Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors.
    15. Ability to relate with a diverse population in a professional, helpful manner and be a team player.
    16. Ability to perform administrative/clerical duties such as: technical telephone usage, copying documents, learning new software programs, integrating Learning Management System into on-site and online classes, entering data—ex. grades, retention
    17. Ability to apply communications skills in the areas of composing, editing, listening, presentations

    Level of Supervision

    • Plans own time to meet predetermined schedules; work is subject to general supervision and review. Follows general instructions and directions and makes recommendations for own work and department area. Has some freedom of choice in approach to problems, methods of operations and the setting of goals and objectives.

    Working Environment 

    • Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.

    Equipment Used

    • Performance of work requires operating a PC Computer, laptop, and other related instructional technology.

    Physical Requirements

    • Sedentary work, up to 25 pounds of force to exerting. Pulling, climbing, kneeling, lifting, grasping, standing particularly for sustained periods of time and/or sitting particularly for sustained periods of time (on-line instructing); extensive keyboarding and computer work; walking or moving about to accomplish tasks; talking including expressing or exchanging ideas; and hearing includes the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and seeing, the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye.

    Environmental Conditions
    Work is generally performed in a classroom, office, or laboratory setting. Travel, evening and/or weekend work is required.

    CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-855-2112 or email [email protected].

    We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

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