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Culinary Arts - Temp Parttime Faculty (req20646)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Culinary Arts
Posting Number req20646

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type Adjunct

Hiring Department Taos Branch

Academic Location Taos Branch

Campus: Taos

Benefits Eligible Adjunct faculty may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits in some cases. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary UNM-Taos' Professional Skills Department invites applicants who are New Mexico residents for Temporary Part time Faculty positions (Adjunct) to teach lower division face to face courses in Culinary Arts.  These positions will be hired on an as needed basis dependent on student enrollment, course offering matrix, and graduation requirements.  Potential courses include but are not limited to lower division (100-200 level) courses in the above mentioned disciplines include the following: 

CART 101 - Introduction To Culinary Arts An introduction to the fundamentals of professional food preparation to include product identification, basic skill development, dexterity, safety, and sanitation in the kitchen. This class will focus on the use of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and grains and will provide the student with the basics of quality control, weights and measures, terms, professionalism, and communication. Associate Degree, Technical

CART 102 - Soups Stocks and Sauces Emphasis will be placed on classical techniques in the preparation of mother sauces and their derivatives, proper stock preparation, reduction, storage, and usage. This course also covers the assembly of clear broth, legume, chowders, bisques and cream soups, and focuses on the preparation of vegetarian, meat, poultry, and seafood entrees.
CART 103 - International Cuisine This course affords the opportunity for the student to practice skills acquired in 101 and 102 using the medium of international cuisine. This course will explore the cuisines of France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Mexico, and more. Learn to work with the ingredients that are adding excitement to the global market basket. Study a variety of approaches to preparing and presenting the final dish.
CART 106 - ServSafe Food Handler Training Students will examine the critical role of proper safety and sanitation in today's professional foodservice environment, and will learn about protecting customers from biological, chemical and physical hazards as food moves through the operation.

CART 108 - SERVSAFE Food Safety Management Training National Restaurant Association's food safety training covering: the importance of food safety, personal hygiene, time/temperature control, cleaning and sanitizing, methods of thawing cooking, cooling, and reheating food, HACCP and food safety regulations.

CART 120 - Nuevo Latino Cuisine Introduction to the different styles and ingredients of Latin Cuisine. Emphasis will be focused on Traditions and Techniques and expand to the new style of Latin cooking.
CART 123 - Cooking for Health, Diet, and Wellness This course will focus on healthy cooking methods and menu selection. Delicious, fresh and healthy eating, with recipes that can be adapted to individual requirements.
CART 124 - Asian Cuisine Exploration of the cuisine of Asian countries including, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. There will be strong emphasis on the specific ingredients and techniques used in each culture as well as timing and presentation.
CART 129 - Professional Baking Professional Baking provides and builds basic baking and culinary skills needed to produce baked products. It offers an introduction to baking and culinary arts terminology and principles including food safety and sanitation.
CART 150 - Basics of Pastry Introduction to the fundamentals of Pastry making. This course will focus of skill development to be able to produce a variety of classic pastries.

CART 293 - Topics A course exploring a topic not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.

The University of New Mexico-Taos, one of the four branch campuses of the state's flagship institution, UNM. UNM-Taos is a comprehensive community college serving the region from "cradle to career" with an award-winning early childhood education and care center; pre-college programs including high school equivalency, dual enrollment and early college; vocational and technical courses and short-term certificates; associate degrees in ten programs; transfer and articulation to four-year institutions in New Mexico and surrounding states, career readiness, adult basic education, and lifelong learning opportunities.

Located approximately 130 miles north of Albuquerque, UNM-Taos is the only college within a 50-mile radius. Nestled between the Rio Grande, Sangre de Christo Mountains, and the ancestral lands of the Taos Pueblo, we are tightly connected to the unique rural, multicultural, and historically rich communities we serve and as such, UNM-Taos epitomizes the term "community college".

UNM-Taos serves over 1,100 students from a service area including the counties of Taos, Rio Arriba and Colfax, and the Pueblo Nations of Taos and Picuris. The UNM-Taos student body is representative of its communities, with 52% Hispanic and 9% Native American enrollment in fall 2020, making it one of the most diverse student bodies in the state. Our student population is comprised of non-traditional and first-generation students. UNM-Taos is the recipient of several federal grants including three TRIO programs (Upward Bound Math & Science, Student Support Services, and Veterans Upward Bound), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grants including Title V and Title III: Part F STEM, USDA NIFA and LIFT, and most recently, a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

About 80% of UNM-Taos alumni remain in the area and provide valuable contributions to the region's intellectual life, economy, cultural community, and primary industries including healthcare, tourism, and construction.

The last decade at UNM-Taos has seen transformative and remarkable growth. From state-of-the-art facilities to future classroom renovations, a nationally-accredited nursing program, award-winning Early Childhood Education and Care program and learning lab, and the rising reputations of the Natural Resources Management, and Film and Digital Media Arts programs, meaningful collaboration with the community focused on scholarship, internship, and workforce development, UNM-Taos' roots are spreading deeper and stronger every year.

Drawing on nationally recognized and research-based practices, such as Guided Pathways, UNM-Taos is committed to academic excellence, which starts with professionals who advise, instruct, and support students in achieving their educational and career goals. In this way, our campus promotes an environment of learning, encourages a growth mindset, and prioritizes continuous improvement both inside the classroom and outside the classroom with a commitment to mentorship and professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff. UNM-Taos professionals draw on high impact practices that increase inclusion and equity such as culturally relevant pedagogy, teaching to learn, and creating a sense of community and belonging college-wide.

What makes UNM-Taos special is our shared commitment to student engagement, learning, and success as defined by each student, whether that is transferring to four-year programs, entering the workforce, gaining new skills to change career paths, or personal enrichment. UNM-Taos provides academic and social supports and wrap around services to promote equitable outcomes for our students.

People from various identities and experiences make UNM-Taos grow and thrive. We offer opportunities for everyone-teachers and researchers, business professionals, skilled tradespeople, and many, many more-in an environment that values the unique experiences and perspectives each of us bring. Join the UNM-Taos familia today!

For firsthand information on why UNM is a great place to work and learn, visit UNM Proud to hear directly from university employees, faculty, students, and alumni. In addition to all the University has to offer, you have the added benefit of living in Taos, New Mexico - a land rich with art, history, culture, and outdoor activities. For more about life in Taos, visit and NewMexicoTrue. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree and professional experience in the area which they are applying to teach.Applicant must have completed a program of study in the discipline or subfield in which they teach, with coursework at least one level above that of the courses being taught or developed (e.g., completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach
  • or tested experience that is determined to be equivalent to the degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in the area which they are applying to teach. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

To apply, please submit the following materials in UNMJobs 1. CV 2. College Transcripts (an official transcript will be required at time of hire); 3. Copies of any industry credentials

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best Consideration This posting will remain active until 7/4/2022. Anyone who applies for a position under this posting will automatically be considered for openings in subsequent semesters unless they indicate in their cover letter that they are not interested in teaching in specific semesters.
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