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Associate Professor, Foods and Nutrition
San Diego, CA
Posted Oct 03, 2013 by San Diego Community College District
Category: Health - Nutrition & Dietetics


Closing Date:

Associate Professor, Foods and Nutrition

Continuing Education

Pay Information
10-Month Contract Position

The salary range is $4,045 – $5,678 per month. Initial placement on the salary schedule will be on Class 1 and will be related, in general, to the prevailing community salary rates for the occupational field in which the vocational instructor is required to have had experience. The prevailing community rate will be determined by Human Resources through a survey of actual salaries paid in the San Diego metropolitan area. The vocational instructor will then be placed on the step of Class 1 which will provide a monthly salary rate reasonably comparable to the prevailing monthly community salary rate. Initial salary class placement and subsequent salary class advancement shall be predicated on the academic preparation of the vocational instructor at the time of first contract employment with the District.

Vocational instructors with earned master’s degrees at the time of initial contract employment may elect to be rated under either these rules or the rules for arts and science instructors.

Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parody using the Continuing Education salary schedule B-1 (Classroom) and/or C-1 (Non-Classroom). Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011).

For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

Position Equivalent FTE:

Job Duration

FLSA Status
Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Bargaining Unit
AFT/Cont Ed Faculty

Position Type

Culinary Arts Prog

The Position

The San Diego Community College District is accepting applications for an Associate Professor, Foods and Nutrition 100%, 10-month assignment.

Applicants should understand that they may be assigned to any Continuing Education campus.

Assignment may include day, evening, weekend hours, and/or off-campus responsibilities. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs. (This may be a split assignment between several campuses.)

In addition, applications accepted for this position may be considered for identical vacancies that occur throughout Continuing Education during the current academic year. Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes throughout the city of San Diego.

Major Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Hosptality and Consumer Sciences Dean, the Associate Professor teaches courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog descriptions and course outlines. Current course titles include: Culinary Arts modules 1-6; (1) Food Safety and Kitchen Sanitation; (2)Introduction to the Principles of Cooking;(3) Introduction to the Principles of Meat and Seafood Fabrication & Cookery; (4) Introduction to Nutrition and the Preparation of Vegetables, Starches and Fruits; (5) Baking and Pastry Industry fundamentals; (6)Introduction to Restaurant Economics & Garde Manager-Cold Food Preparation. Other courses include: Ethnic Regional Foods, Catering, Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle, Menu Planning, Nutrition Basics, Time-Saving Cooking, and Pastries and Desserts. The position will require the skill and ability to develop course goals and objectives, assess students for appropriate placement, evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate student records, interpret and apply District regulations, analyze problem situations and adopt an effective course of action, and establish effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community. The Associate Professor is also responsible for advising students, assisting in curriculum development, and planning and participating in professional development activities and student recruitment and retention.


Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, Life Management, Family and Consumer Studies, Dietetics, Food Management; OR,
• Associate degree in any of the above subjects, AND four (4) years of professional experience related to the subject of the course taught; OR,
• Possession of a California Professional Clear Full-time Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in Dietetics and Food Management, Nutrition or Food Preparation; OR,
• Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) authorizing instruction in Foods, Food Services; AND,
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of adult students.

EQUIVALENCY: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Desired Qualifications

• Prior experience in Culinary Arts/Food Preparation education/instruction.
• Ability to manage kitchen inventories and kitchen equipment maintenance.
• Demonstrable knowledge of industry Culinary Arts/Food Preparation trends.
• Dedication to mission of Continuing Education and Hospitality and Consumer Sciences Culinary Arts Program.
• Ability to complete appropriate paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
• Ability to connect with industry leaders and culinary educators.
• Ability to evaluate student student progress.
• Ability to develop instructional plans and select instructional materials appropriate for Culinary Arts/Food Preparation courses.

Foreign Degree:

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with the application packet.


[If possess] Possession of a California Professional Clear Full-time Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in Dietetics and Food Management, Nutrition or Food Preparation.
[If possess] Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) authorizing instruction in Foods, Food Services.

Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions

Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

• COVER LETTER (4 pages maximum);
• LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Three (3) professional letters of recommendation;
• UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please submit a copy of all college-level transcripts. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page;
[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page
[If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation.

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:

Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com





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