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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management- Term Hire

Job Description

This is a full-time, 9-month term faculty appointment reporting to the Department Chair. The instructor/assistant professor is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities for Culinary Arts courses within the Hospitality Management program. The instructor/assistant professor is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus as assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, instructional counseling, academic advising, serving on various committees, participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations. This position will primarily be responsible for instruction for dual-enrollment culinary arts courses offered at various high schools across Shelby County. As such, the position will require daily travel across Shelby County to each high school location. An instructor/assistant professor performs all other duties as directed by the Department Chair, Dean of Business and Technologies, or the President or designee.

This role will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Functions:

  • All full-time personnel, including faculty, shall be required to devote a minimum of 37.5 hours per week to their duties and shall maintain appropriate office hours as determined by the president.
  • Teach a minimum of 15 teaching load equivalents (TLE) each term per academic year via on ground, online, hybrid or web-enhanced modalities as assigned. Teach evening, weekend, off-campus, and digital learning courses as required.
  • Maintain required office hours and availability to students, could include advising, mentoring, tutoring or other student support activities.
  • Maintain accurate student records and submit required documents on time and in the prescribed format. Provide records in a timely manner as requested by Department Chair/Administration.
  • Develop curriculum, evaluate, and review credit and non-credit courses.
  • Participate in assessment of course, program, and institutional outcomes, including annual Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Planning, Academic Program Reviews, Academic Audits, and other Programmatic Accreditation as applicable.
  • Comply and assist with affiliation and accreditation efforts.
  • Conform to all Tennessee Board of Regents guidelines/policies and Southwest policies.
  • Attend professional development activities.
  • Complete required College and Departmental training and reporting. Including, but not limited to: Online Teaching Certification and compliance trainings
  • Recruit, mentor, and advise students and support persistence/progression through graduation.
  • Attend college, division, department, and advisory board meetings.
  • Attend all commencements and convocations.
  • Provides service/outreach in the College and community by serving on College, division, and departmental committees, by participating in student and scholarly activities.
  • Complete required annual evaluation process.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by Department Head/Dean/President or designee

Additional Job Functions:

  • This position will primarily be responsible for instruction for dual-enrollment culinary arts courses offered at various high schools across Shelby County. As such, the position will require travel across Shelby County to each high school location.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Hospitality Management or Dietetics, or Associate's degree in Culinary Arts with a minimum of 5 years work experience in the culinary field.
  • American Culinary Federation membership and certification is a plus.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years teaching experience in higher education or one (1) year teaching experience and three (3) years employment in the field.




The Salary Range for the position is: Commensurate with the College’s pay scale

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

First consideration will be given to current Southwest employees.

A summary of our benefits can be found below:


Incomplete applications will not be considered.



Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.

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