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Adjunct Instructor, Hospitality (Hotel and Lodging)
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
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Date Posted 06/06/2019
Faculty-Business-Hotel & Restaurant Management
Employment Type Adjunct Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Adjunct Instructor, Hospitality (Hotel and Lodging)


Continuing Education Department



Minimum Qualifications

• One (1) year teaching or training experience
• Two (2) years hands on experience working in the hotel/lodging industry in a managerial position
• Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a hospitality-related area
• Currently certified through The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and/or the National Restaurant Association (NRA) (ServSafe for Managers and/or ServSafe Alcohol; certified proctor and instructor)

Preferred Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree in hospitality
• Three (3) years management experience working in hotel and lodging operations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Working knowledge of instructional theory, basic education principles, practices and methodologies, the developmental process, competency-based curricula, and general classroom and lab practices.
• Possesses good organizational skills; knowledge of record keeping procedures, including the ability to collect and organize data and information.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, students and the general public.
• Ability to work independently and to manage work assignments in a highly interpersonal contact environment.
• Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action.
• Ability to make presentations to a classroom full of students.
• Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions

The adjunct hospitality instructor primarily teaches the START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training) curriculum offered by The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). This program provides training for all divisions of a lodging operation, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, bell services, restaurant service, banquet setup, and more.

Job Duties

• Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking. The curriculum teaches the foundation of hospitality operations while promoting the long-term career pathways available by providing the real-world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry.
• Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in hotel and lodging professions, lectures on theory, techniques, and terminology; prepares outline of instructional programs and studies, and creates and assembles instructional materials.
• Assigns lesson to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills; records results.
• Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress.
• Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for exams.
• Assists students to develop and implement effective study skills, practices and provide quality instruction at all times to adult students, teaching classes for the entire class period and properly covering the curriculum and outline for instruction.
• Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times;
• Report to the Director any issues, concerns, or problems as it relates to the curriculum, instruction or student conduct/behavior.
• Represent the college in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.
• Good eye/hand dexterity.

Required Working Hours

This position may be required to work a maximum of a 16-hour work week as determined with the director to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities.

Job Type

Adjunct Faculty

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EEO Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Durham Technical Community College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Durham Technical Community College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Durham Technical Community College employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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