Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Culinary Arts commencing with the 2020 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Culinary Arts. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, 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; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be the 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 individualized student and employee goals through the work of Culinary Arts.
The Mission of the Consumer & Health Sciences (CHS) Division is to meet community, regional and national workforce demands by offering high quality, comprehensive occupational training in a diverse range of career programs. The programs vary from eleven Allied Health Professions; Hospitality which includes Culinary Arts, Food Service Management, Travel and Tourism, and Professional Mariners; to Family Consumer Sciences which includes Fashion, Interior Design, and Early Childhood Education.
The programs in the CHS division closely monitor the industry demands, employment trends, and technological advances by hosting Advisory Committee meetings. In addition, several of our programs have strict compliance issues to contend with including outside accreditation, self-study reports, licensure, inspections, site visits, and annual reporting.
The CHS Division is the campus-wide leader in the number of A.S. Degrees offered per division, offering 45 degrees (campus total is 166). We are also the leader in the number of Certificates offered per division, offering 69 certificates (campus total is 199).
The Division also has 373 specialized facilities associate with the Division: Laboratories, Physical sites (ECE Lab School, Sailing Center, Instructional Food Service Operations and Culinary Arts eating facilities including Captain's Table), Clinical and Internship Sites. Further, we have 96 specialized events including Advisory Committee Meetings, Pinning Ceremony, Accreditation visits, Dental Assisting Clinic, Honor's Night. (hosted by CA and FSM departments), student-operated Captain's Table Restaurant serving the campus and community.
About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich 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. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. 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).