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Instructor, CC (Culinary Arts)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Culinary Arts Department
Kapi‘olani Community College
Date Posted:
September 13, 2017
Closing Date:
September 28, 2017
Salary Information:
C2, minimum $5,273/mo. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Contingent on course offerings and student demand, to begin approximately January 1, 2018, pending position clearance, availability of funds, and actual staffing requirements. Position may be converted from 11 to 9 months or 9 to 11 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under general supervision, design, deliver, update and assess instruction in the science of foods with a focus on the culinary arts in terms of student learning outcomes; develop and/or update course content and materials and teaching and assessment strategies and methods to:
  2. 1) improve learning outcomes;
  3. 2) address the learning needs of the College's diverse students;
  4. 3) integrate thinking and writing skills into course content where appropriate; and 4) use multi-media resources, including computers, where appropriate.
  5. Perform other teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to, preparing course syllabi and maintaining office hours for academic advising and for conferring with students about course work. Regular workload may include evening and weekend classes, continuing education classes, distance education classes, and teaching at off-campus sites.
  6. Plan, organize, and independently carry out independent instructional and non­instructional assignments. Perform other teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to, preparing course syllabi, and maintaining office hours (minimum one office hour per week per three-credit class). Regular workload may include evening and weekend classes, continuing-education classes, distance-education classes (online or via videoconferencing), and teaching at off-campus sites.
  7. Work with scientific and culinary staff and/or food technicians in the acquisition, processing, preparation, sensory testing, and analysis of food research/innovation data. Lead the preparation, production, analysis, packaging, and labeling of innovative food products. Train students, industry professionals, and the general public in all aspects of culinology and food innovation. Work directly with the Principal Investigator (PI) and/or Project Director (PD) on quality control, report writing, and data analysis/interpretation of results on any grants and contracts. Contribute original writings and graphics to data reports and other publications. Responsible for the optimization of resources and the controlling of all costs under his/her control.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. A) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the subject area plus three (3) years of related professional experience, which may include professional training; or
  2. B) Associate Degree in the subject area plus five years related work experience, which may include professional training; or
  3. C) 15 college credits plus seven years of related work experience, which may include professional training; or
  4. D) Master recognition by the food service community – and 10 years related work experience.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. A) Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a research chef or culinary scientist working with new product development that demonstrated knowledge of culinology, purchasing of food and supplies, fiscal management, basic nutrition, safety and sanitation practices, effective work organization, supervision and effective utilization of staff, and report writing.
  2. B) Experience in culinology/food innovation should have been gained in the position as a culinary scientist for a major food manufacturer.
  3. C) Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Food Science may be substituted for two (2) years of research chef or culinary scientist experience.
  4. D) Possession of certification by the Research Chefs of America (RCA) as either a Certified Research Chef (CRC) or a Certified Culinary Scientist (CCS).

To Apply:
Submit 1) Signed Faculty or executive/Managerial CC Personnel Form 27A application form (, indicating the position numbers you are applying for 2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts(s) showing degrees and coursework to date. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable for application; however, on-line transcripts, academic record/grade summaries, diplomas or copies of diplomas will NOT be accepted. Original official transcripts are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution to name and address where application is submitted. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy); 3) a one- to two-page statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; 4) Three original signed letters of recommendation attesting to your job performance and character. Application materials are to be sent to John Richards, Dean of Hospitality, Business, Legal & Technology Education, Kapi’olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206, Honolulu, HI 96816. All materials must be postmarked no later than the closing date for an application and all documents to be considered complete or date-stamped by the dean's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Documents submitted electronically will not be considered. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Materials submitted become property of the College and will not be returned. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 1-711 or 643-8833. Kapi‘olani Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, contact Section 504 Coordinator, (808) 734-9575; Title IX Coordinator, (808) 734-9522.
  1. John Richards
  2. Dean of Hospitality, Business & Legal Education Program
  3. 4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206
  4. Honolulu, HI 96816
  1. John Richards, Dean of Hosp, Business & Legal Ed; 808-734-9518;

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