Food & Beverage Instructor (non-academic) - Teaching Support Specialist, School of Hotel Administration

Cornell University

Job Description

Food & Beverage Instructor (non-academic) - Teaching Support Specialist, School of Hotel Administration




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Our College:
Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 232 research faculty, 46,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.


Our Team:

The Cornell Peter & Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration is the premier school for hospitality education in the world. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the school is leading the world in teaching and researching the business of hospitality—marketing, finance, real estate, operations, and more, all applied to the world’s largest and most exciting industry. Top faculty, industry leaders, alumni, and students work together to generate new knowledge for the hospitality industry and form the premier network that shapes the industry every day.

The School of Hotel Administration’s Instructional Support Department provides a range of instructional support for the school’s food and beverage management area course offerings.

This Position:

The Teaching Support Specialist (TSS) is responsible for both restaurant and lab course operations. As such, the TSS interacts daily with individual students in both large and small groups to teach the practical hands-on aspects of food and beverage operations. The TSS will guide students through the process of synthesizing skills, concepts, and theories learned in the classroom that are utilized daily to operate a full-service restaurant or to successfully complete a culinary or beverage management lab section. This includes all elements of professional food handling and preparation as well as beverage service considerations for both the front and back of house. The TSS is expected to work with faculty in presenting and teaching goals and objectives of course curriculum. Knowledge of course material, good communication and platform skills are essential to be an effective teacher. The TSS is responsible for supervising all students while managing lab sections and/or operating a restaurant as part of an instructional team.

Meeting administrative goals pertaining to course expenses and logistics are required.

Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:

This position is full-time and are eligible for benefits. The Teaching Support Specialist position works 10 months (August-May) with pay being annualized and paid out over 24 semi-monthly installments. Benefits also remain intact over the course of the year.

Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. Cornell’s key benefits include:

  • Health Care – Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options – This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave.
  • Retirement Plans – Employees are eligible for the 403(b) College and University Retirement Plan
  • Education – Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York’s 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship.


To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.

Required Qualifications:

  • A two-year culinary degree and a four-year hospitality degree with five years of food service experience, which includes a minimum of three years of supervisory food service experience.
  • A high level of culinary knowledge and technical skill is strongly desired.
  • Current awareness of culinary and restaurant trends is necessary.
  • Knowledge of current food service sanitation requirements and food safety standard operating procedures is required.
  • Knowledge of food and beverage management systems and controls is expected.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability with scheduling of hours including nights and weekends in support of course and operational responsibilities is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and electronic purchasing systems for multiple products and services.
  • Food safety and TIPS certification preferred.


If interested in applying, we highly encourage you to include a cover letter along with a resume with your application so we can better understand your interest in the position. No sponsorship for employment is available for this position.


University Job Title:

Teaching Supp Spec II

Job Family:

Academic Support



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$54,617.00 - $63,473.00



Contact Name:

Leanna Caloras

Number of Openings:



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Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Unique applicable skills.


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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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