Position TitleCulinary Arts Adjunct Instructor
Description of Position
The Culinary Arts Department at Diablo Valley College is looking for adjunct instructors to provide course instruction in Culinary Arts classes in accordance with course outlines at the DVC Pleasant Hill Campus.
We are primarily looking for instructors to teach culinary lab classes that focus on practical development of fundamental and advanced student skills in knife, tool and culinary equipment handling and food preparation per American Culinary Federation (ACF) standards. Seasonal cooking and market variations, healthy cooking, curing meats, preparing flavored oils and dressings, and composition of effective menu items are also part of the program curriculum.
Instructors with general backgrounds in other areas including baking and pastry are also encouraged to apply to the part-time pool for future courses which may become available.
Chef Chris Draa, Culinary Arts Department Chair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LocationDiablo Valley College
# of OpeningsPool
Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range$59.70 - $84.36 hourly
EEO Job CategoryFaculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee GroupFull-Time Faculty
DisciplineCulinary Arts/Food Technology (food service, meat cutting, baking, waiter/waitressing, bartending)
Alternate DisciplineHotel and Motel Services
Duties and Responsibilities
Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;
2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;
3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work;
4. meeting with students outside of class;
5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member;
8. maintaining accurate academic records;
9. performing other related duties as assigned.
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant professional culinary arts experience OR
2. Associate degree and six years of relevant professional culinary arts experience OR
3. a valid California community college instructor credential authorizing full-time instruction in Culinary Arts OR
4. the equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the application packet).
• Previous experience teaching adults in career technical field.
• Hands-on experience in the fields of Culinary, Baking and Pastry, Restaurant Management, Purchasing and Receiving, POS systems, Catering Operations, Wine and Beverage knowledge and service, Culinary Mathematics, Food Safety and Sanitation or Nutritional Food Guidelines..
• Hands-on experience working with: Cryo-vac machines, Sous-Vide machines, Sheeters, Walk-ins and Reach-ins, Grills, Fryers, all types of ovens, Proof Boxes, Ice Cream machines, etc.
Job Open Date:02/13/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Employment Begins:Fall 2019
# of Months5
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
How to Apply
ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide official transcripts, TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement
All foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Two local firms that provide this service are International Education Research Foundation (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org and Educational Records Evaluation Service (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com. Credits previously accepted by an accredited institution will be accepted with no further evaluation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the foreign degree evaluation. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept evaluations after the closing date.
Request For Reasonable Accommodation
Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.