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Faculty-Adjunct-Culinary Arts

Pittsburgh Technical College

Job Description

TITLE: Faculty-Adjunct-Culinary Arts

Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to PTC students and employees is essential.

About PTC
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit and regionally accredited institution committed to higher education excellence and focused on academic and professional success. Located in Western Pennsylvania since 1946, PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Design and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. The PTC college experience is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.

Purpose of Job

  • Teach coursework in the Culinary Arts, Pastry, and Baking Programs.
  • Develop curriculum and provide training and student support to produce graduates who meet entry-level employment criteria for positions in the culinary field.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred (in field)
  • Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) or Certified Executive Chef (CEC) preferred but not required
  • ACF accreditation as a Pastry Chef
  • State Teaching Certification not required

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of four years full-time experience in food service industry or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Preference given for prior teaching experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Teach various classes in the culinary disciplines to prepare students for work in the culinary industry
  • Provide input to continually improve upon the curriculum within the culinary programs
  • Deliver program curriculum by creating and following weekly lesson plans.
  • Refresh courses by using new teaching strategies and/or revamping course materials.
  • Work in conjunction with the Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator and dean on course revision, curriculum mapping, and outcomes assessment.
  • Work in conjunction with student advisors, program coordinators, and the dean to resolve students’ academic and nonacademic issues
  • Serve as a role model for the students by demonstrating an excellent work ethic; portraying professionalism, including dress; and providing motivation for industry success.
  • Serve as a role model for the students by demonstrating an excellent work ethic; portraying professionalism, including dress; and providing motivation for industry success.
  • Stay current on industry, market, and competitive trends.
  • Support PTC student and employee events as appropriate, which may be held on Saturdays or evenings.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, team meetings, and other departmental/institutional functions.
  • Support PTC’s overall success by performing additional duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

Pittsburgh Technical College (hereinafter “PTC”) will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with known disabilities if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship and/or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the individual or others. For additional information regarding PTC’s disability accommodation, please email


Must pass criminal background check prior to starting position.


PTC is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all positions. PTC believes that the gathering and celebration of unique experiences, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace. Our mission is to champion a community of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a spirit of civility.

To learn more about DEI’s mission, vision, and values, Visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage


Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), PTC does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students with qualifying disabilities. PTC will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. To request reasonable accommodation, please email

Work Schedule

Adjunct-Hours will vary based on course(s) being taught


Equipment used includes all kitchen equipment, a desktop or laptop with Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone, and other general office equipment

Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position

Work generally performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

Performance Measured By

  • Student persistence
  • Student Instructional Outcomes
  • Individual Performance Plans developed by cooperation with supervisor

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