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Adjunct Chef Instructor - Hospitality (Culinary Arts) Program -WVU Tech (Beckley)

Company: West Virginia University
Location: Beckley
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description The Hospitality (Culinary Arts) Program at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, located in Beckley, WV invites applications for part-time Chef Instructor positions to teach undergraduate course(s) in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2023.

  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Culinary Arts or Food Science
  • One (1) year teaching or training experience
  • Two (2) years of hands-on experience working in the culinary field in a managerial position
  • Currently certified (or will within 6 months) through the National Restaurant Association (NRA): ServSafe for Managers
  • Working knowledge of instructional theory, basic education principles, practices and methodologies, the developmental process, competency-based curricula, and general classroom and lab practices
  • Possesses good organizational skills; knowledge of record keeping procedures, including the ability to collect and organize data and information
  • Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, students, and the general public
  • Ability to work independently and to manage work assignments in a highly interpersonal contact environment
  • Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action
  • Ability to make presentations to a classroom full of students
  • Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of West Virginia University
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational needs of the WVU TECH service area
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and promote effective communication and interpersonal relations across departmental lines, with associates, as well as with the business community, the higher education community, and the general public
  • Sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and advisory or community groups
  • Competence in oral, written, and computer skills appropriate to the position of an Instructor
  • Represent the college in a positive and professional manner
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrate effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds

    Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be considered as openings arise. Salary is established on a per-course basis.

    Please submit a single PDF file with:

    (a) a letter of application summarizing your teaching qualifications,

    (b) your curriculum vitae,

    (c) contact information from two individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

    At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

    From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

    Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

    Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

    To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

    West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Keywords: West Virginia University, Charleston , Adjunct Chef Instructor - Hospitality (Culinary Arts) Program -WVU Tech (Beckley), Hospitality & Tourism , Beckley, West Virginia

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