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Culinary Arts
Title:Culinary Arts
Department:Career and Technical Education
Type:Adjunct Faculty
Location:Basehor-Linwood High School
Initial Screening:POOL

Adjunct - Culinary Arts

Job Classification

Pay grade level: N/A
Compensation: $970.32 per credit hour     
Employee category: Adjunct    
Position Type: Adjunct Faculty/ POOL

FLSA status: Exempt


Position Details

Job Code: AA003Adjunct                                   
Department: Electrical Technology                    
Division: Career and Technical Education                     
Reports to: Dean of Career and Technical Education                  
Positions Supervised: Students
Location: Primarily Basehor-Linwood High School, but any location assigned by the appropriate administrator            

Job Purpose

Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is currently searching an adjunct faculty member to provide high quality, learner-centered instruction for students enrolled in Culinary Arts program while supporting the institution’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. This is a POOL position. Application materials for this adjunct position accepted on an on-going basis due to increasing demand for courses in this subject area.

Position Description

  • Teach various courses and labs in the Culinary Arts program, following course syllabi
  • Prepare students for a job in the food industry
  • Travel with students to various places for educational and competitive activities
  • Assess students in the lab and classroom setting
  • Demonstrate various cooking methods to the students
  • Adhere to high standards of student products in the lab and classroom
  • Attend meetings necessary to the college and department
  • Prepare and complete any required paperwork necessary to teaching and the college
  • Organize and execute catering and charity events utilizing students in the program
  • Develop food product lists for every class taught to be turned into lab assistant
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive college vehicles
  • Ability to follow and execute recipes adhering to strict industry standards
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work with a variety of students and prepare them for a career in the industry
  • Knowledge of use and care of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Have basic computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work collegially
  • Organize and explain content using methods that are appropriate to students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experience
  • Use teaching methods that emphasize application, cooperation, and collaboration and engage students actively in their studies, encouraging them to become independent learners with higher-order thinking skills

Position Qualifications and/or Education

Minimum Qualifications and/or Education

  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent
  • A minimum of two (2) years of industry-related experience, which can be at an educational setting
  • ServSafe certified; (if not certified, must obtain the certificate within 90 days of employment)

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education

  • Associates degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or other food industry-related degree
  • One- Two (1-2) years of teaching/training experience
  • Teaching experience in open enrollment, urban community college
  • Experience in teaching corequisite reading and writing models
  • Experience with a Learning Management System such as Blackboard
  • Experience in learner-centered pedagogy


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and occasionally push or lift items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Schedule

Must be able to work a variable schedule/hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours. Your appointment is contingent on sufficient enrollments, or on program and scheduling changes.


To Apply

Visit and click on CAREERS for a list of available positions.

  • As openings for adjunct faculty become available, candidates may be selected from this pool of applicants.
  • Read the job announcement carefully noting the minimum qualifications and required information. Note that information contained in your application materials will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Make sure you complete/submit all the documents listed as required.
  • During the application process, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, please note that upon selection for hire, you will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Ensure that your transcripts show that a degree was awarded or conferred if you are stating that it is your highest level of education completed. If you certify your level of education and it cannot be verified from your transcript(s), your application may not be referred to the selection committee.
  • Foreign degrees are acceptable provided they have been translated and/or shown to have equivalency to a United States: Associate, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate level degree.
  • Documentation verifying completion of a degree, course work within a discipline, or other educational criteria should be electronically attached (uploaded) to your application.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • A college selection committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate(s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring manager.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required Individual hiring departments may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process.

***This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon the development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.


KCKCC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Educational Institution     

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