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Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts Institute #865

Mississippi University for Women
Job Location:
Columbus, 39701
Culinary Arts

Essential Duties

• Face-to-face instruction at the undergraduate level in applied culinary courses (willingness to explore online instruction should it be warranted).

• Excellence in teaching, student advising and career mentoring.

• Assistance with program assessment and reporting.

• Supporting efforts to recruit new students and secure program growth.

•Continued innovation in curriculum and educational delivery.

• Continued professional development and commitment to lifelong learning.

• Maintaining an office and strong on-campus presence at MUW.

• Sponsor and advise student organizations and competition teams.

• Assistance with procurement and maintenance of inventory.

• Maintaining a strong presence in the community and region.

• Service at College, departmental, and University levels.

• Work with a collaborative spirit in furtherance of the mission of Mississippi University for Women, the College of Business and Professional Studies, and the Culinary Arts Institute.

• Other College, departmental, and University duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Must meet one of the qualifications below:

    • Associates degree – Culinary Arts or relevant field and 5 years of experience of either teaching Culinary Arts at any level or 5 years of industry experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree – Culinary Arts or relevant field and 2 years of experience in either teaching Culinary Arts at any level or 2 years of industry experience.
    • Master’s degree – Hospitality Management, Food Science, Nutrition, Workforce Development, or field related to the development of a skilled culinary workforce.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 3 years of industry experience.
  • 3 years teaching experience in culinary arts or related field.
  • Experience with outreach to community college and high school culinary arts programs.
  • Maintenance of ServSafe certification.

Job Description Summary

The Mississippi University for Women College of Business and Professional Studies invites applications for a 9-month Chef Instructor in the Culinary Arts Institute beginning in August 2024. Candidates who are available may be able to hire as early as February 2024. Among a number of duties, the successful candidate will provide face-to-face instruction at the undergraduate level of up to 12 hours a semester primarily in applied culinary arts courses as well as maintain a record of excellence in teaching, student advising and career mentoring. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.Candidates should submit the following items online at

• letter of application

• curriculum vitae

• teaching philosophy

• unofficial transcripts

• copies of at least 5 course evaluations from an array of different courses taught

(optional but preferred).

• three letters of recommendation (particularly those that address teaching and advising effectiveness).

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