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May 25, 2020, 22:28

Culinary Arts Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College


Santa Rosa Junior College

Opening Date/Time: Tue. 12/10/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: 02/21/20

Salary: $68,796.00 - $96,837.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: SRJC Culinary Center: 1670 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California

Department: Culinary Arts

FILING DEADLINE: Friday, February 21, 2020
It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline to be given consideration.


  • Salary Range: $68,796-$96,837 (2019/20 Faculty Salary Schedule); teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges. Contracted salary is for 177 days per year (August through May) as specified in the All Faculty Association Contract, Article 8.
  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students. This is a full-time, regular contract position in the Culinary Arts Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, beginning Fall Semester, August 2020. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

The Culinary Arts Department at Santa Rosa Junior College offers certificates in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Dining Room Service, Front House Operations and Restaurant Management as well as courses in Ethnic and Specialty cooking. These courses serve certificate students, associate degree students, transfer students, and community students. The Culinary Arts Department offers day, evening, and weekend classes at the B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center on Santa Rosa Campus. Located in the heart of the Sonoma County food and wine region, the Culinary Arts Program at SRJC is a leading culinary school in a thriving industry. The Program provides thorough, affordable, cutting-edge instruction. We prepare students for entry and mid-level positions in both front and back-house food service operations. To learn more about the Culinary Arts Program, please visit

Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture; it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million students have attended SRJC in its 100-year history, many of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:

  • Excellent and innovative instruction and support services
  • A learning- and learner-centered environment
  • A caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff
  • Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.

SRJC values diversity that supports equal access for all students and multi-ethnic global perspectives and cultural competencies. SRJC is seeking equity minded faculty who are committed to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

SRJC is also a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. This year, SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

Examples of Duties:

SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including online. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree AND two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR an Associate's degree AND six years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Foods, Food Services or related technologies or equivalent. (Degrees must come from an accredited institution.)

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

  • 3 years of professional culinary school teaching experience and/or recent Community College Culinary teaching experience, including responsibility for full semester culinary, baking, or pastry courses.
  • Minimum of three years of full-time restaurant hospitality experience.
  • Ability to organize, teach, and manage within budget, a wide range of culinary courses from introductory to advanced skills.
  • Ability to organize, teach, and supervise students in running a live restaurant operation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices of seasonality and sustainability in the professional food industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool.
  • Familiarity with the local food industry, including current and changing trends.
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural in English/Spanish.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Supplemental Information:

In order to be given consideration for this recruitment, applicants must submit the following documents by the filing deadline:

  • A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note that contact information is required for a minimum of three references.
  • If you do not meet the minimum qualifications exactly as stated, you must complete and attach the Equivalency Application to your Employment Application. If applicable, Equivalency Application is available at Information on SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures can be found at
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Position Description" section of this announcement.
  • Current Resume.
  • Provide a 500-word response to the diversity prompt below:Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population:
  • Curricula;
  • Learning activities;
  • Teaching/counseling practices;
  • Educational Resources;
  • Training, background, coursework and/or professional development;
  • Program Development

6. Transcripts of all college level course work, including confirmation of degrees. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
7. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides) in Foods, Food Services or related technologies.

Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position/pool will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Associated Students, and the Board of Trustees.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.


PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
FAX: (707) 527-4967
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The office is located in the Button Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  • In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  • Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)
Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities--including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics--and application for District employment.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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