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Adjunct Faculty - Culinary Arts

Adjunct Faculty - Culinary Arts

locationHolyoke, MA 01040, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/18/2024
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Holyoke Community College is housed on a multi-million-dollar, 135-acre campus, equipped with state-of-the art technology in specialized learning facilities. HCC serves over 9,000 students annually, and provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities, from sports programs to music festivals, for students and community members alike. The college's strongest assets continue to be an innovative spirit, a sincere concern for students and a commitment to strive for even greater success. These are the values which have created a tradition of excellence spanning more than six decades, and which are enabling Holyoke Community College to meet today's challenges.

Holyoke Community College invites adjunct applications to teach a variety of Culinary Arts related courses from those included in the Culinary Certificate and Associates Degree programs for the Fall of 2024 under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Culinary Arts and/or Division Dean. 

Adjunct faculty provide a quality learning experience for Holyoke Community College students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty report to a Dean and perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.

  • The adjunct faculty member will distribute and review the course syllabus during the first class meeting. The adjunct faculty shall forward the dean no later than the end of the first (1st) week of classes in each session a course syllabus.
  • The adjunct faculty member will utilize active learning methods and use a variety of instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities can include, but are not limited to:  a.) Cooperative learning.  b.) Experiential learning, c.) Writing for learning and/or Critical thinking initiatives.
  • The adjunct faculty member will remain abreast of ongoing developments and practices in his/her professional content area(s).
  • The adjunct faculty member will arrange for the acquisition and preparation of appropriate materials and equipment in a timely manner necessary to meet course objectives in collaboration with the area dean.
  • The adjunct faculty member will be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data including assessment of student performance; including final grade reports.
  • The adjunct faculty members will be supportive of students' learning goals by: a.) Focusing on student learning outcomes b.) Taking into account the needs and abilities of the students c.) Becoming familiar with academic and social support.
  • Making reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences.
  • Maintaining the academic integrity of the college.
  • Making himself/herself available to assist students in achieving their learning goals.
  • The faculty member is aware of and recommends campus services to students as needed. These include library services, the library home page on the College site, financial aid, counseling, supplemental instruction, etc.
  • Adjunct Faculty are expected to attend all schedule classes. If it is necessary for the adjunct faculty member to miss a class, he/she will follow appropriate procedures by notifying the supervisor or the supervisor's designee and is responsible by providing an alternate assignment.

REQUIRED:  Bachelor's degree OR Associates degree in Culinary Arts or related field, OR certification in Culinary Arts or related field; At least two years of teaching or training experience; Demonstrated excellent teaching skills in Culinary Arts, including using interactive and varied pedagogical strategies; Commitment to and understanding of the community college mission; Ability to work effectively and communicate with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED:  Master’s degree; American Culinary Federation certified or eligible for certification; Teaching experience in higher education; Experience in the management of professional kitchens. Experience teaching in higher education.

Adjunct Faculty - MCCC Unit Position

Compensation:  DCE Continuing Education scale salary; no benefits

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 

- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.