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Culinary Arts Instructor
Bakersfield, CA
Posted May 15, 2014 by Kern Community College District
Category: Vocational & Technical - Culinary Arts


Kern Community College District

Culinary Arts Instructor

The Foods and Nutrition Instructor for Culinary Arts will teach courses in the Foods and Nutrition Program. The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction for a variety of lower-division courses in the principles and techniques of food preparation, food management, food production services, restaurant management, related technologies and other assigned courses in the Food and Nutrition Program depending on the applicant’s experience and background and on institutional needs. Other duties include maintaining currency in the discipline, developing and revising curriculum, using computer and multi-media technology as appropriate, using varied teaching methodologies, and actively participating in other departmental, college, and discipline-related activities. This assignment may include teaching at the Bakersfield campus or other instructional sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large-sized classes, and distance learning classes, as needed.


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

Knowledge and Abilities

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues, staff, students, and others.

• Willingness to work with lower-division students having a wide range of skills, learning styles, motivations, and academic or vocational goals.

• Knowledge of personal computers and willingness to use and develop computer assisted and/or multi-media instructional materials.

• Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures.

• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college mission and philosophy.

• A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Education and Experience


Possession of a credential, which authorizes the full-time teaching of Food Management and Culinary Arts classes at the California community college level

OR- Master’s degree in Food Service Management, Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies with a specialization in Foods, Culinary Arts or Hospitality

OR – Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s degree in Business or Management

OR – Any Bachelor’s degree AND two years work experience in the Food Service Industry

OR – Any Associate Degree AND six years work experience in the Food Service Industry

OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.
AND – A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.


Possession of a current Sanitation Certificate. Possession of an American Culinary Federation Certification or Certified Chef de Cusisine or higher.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Position Number: 01009

Posting Date: 05/14/2014

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic

Minimum Salary: $47,798.81 annually

Maximum Salary: $107,319.17 annually (maximum entry level is $77,097.52 annually)

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
• Copies of legible transcripts
• Copy of sample syllabi
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

To apply, visit http://careers.kccd.edu/postings/4380

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.





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