Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Hospitality commencing with the 2019 Spring semester. The primary teaching assignment involves academic transfer courses in Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, providing academic advising and mentoring to our multicultural student body, involvement in student organizations, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; developing industry partnerships, and participation in ongoing professional development. The current emphasis on workforce development in the California Community Colleges ( http://doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu/StrongWorkforce.aspxhttp://doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu/StrongWorkforce.aspx) and goal of serving industry partners through our programs opens the potential for curriculum growth in career and technical education in the fields of Hospitality, Travel & Tourism.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching, academic excellence, student learning and success through the work of Hospitality, Travel & Tourism and career development programs.
The Hospitality department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students". Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Since 1970 the Orange Coast College, School of Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism has been a central leader in the development of the hospitality industry, an industry that has experienced vast growth and ranks as the world's largest revenue industry and largest employer.
Today, the industry is more than hotel and restaurant enterprises. It includes an array of companies that specialize in airlines, cruise lines, sports arenas, entertainment, amusement centers, senior living communities, car rentals, casinos, club management, real estate development, consulting, corporate managed services, conference/convention planning, facility design, catering, bed-and-breakfast operations, large chain restaurants, general brand management and franchise management, accounting, law, human resources and management training, information technology, travel agencies, and many more. The Orange Coast College School of Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism is delivering education and interacting with industry leaders to ensure that the fast-paced and ever-changing opportunities of the hospitality industry are led by first-rate experts who have a passion for the industry and a strategic understanding of how to manage their companies and provide service to the people.
OUR LOCATIONThe School of Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism is located at the heart of Orange Coast College's campus in Costa Mesa, California. Four beautiful city and state beaches and countless parks can be found within a few miles of campus. The Center for the Performing Arts is less than ten minutes away, as are many Museums.