Hospitality Management and Culinary Faculty Search

Looking at Lake   

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track instructor in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. There are currently 6,300 hospitality and culinary employees located on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, making it the region’s largest industry sector by a large margin. In addition, almost 1,000 new positions are projected in the next 5 years. Local business and industry members are enthusiastic partners in connecting the work to the substantial workforce needs in the Tahoe basin.

BeerLTCC is in the process of a curriculum redesign of the Culinary Arts program to align with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) standards, with a registered apprenticeship program scheduled for launch in Winter 2019. LTCC has registered the Tahoe Culinary Academy with the ACF; having an ACF testing center on campus will enable local chefs, faculty, and future students to earn ACF certification, highly valuable for career advancement. Students will work under ACF-certified chefs (at the Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Executive Chef level) in participating kitchens for 1,000 - 2,000 hours of supervised on-the-job (OJT) training.

Likewise, 240 hours of Related Instruction is required for the registered apprenticeship program, which can be completed by taking aligned Culinary courses through LTCC. Completion of all related requirements will enable a student to advance from dishwasher or prep cook to Certified Fundamentals Cook, Certified Culinarian and Certified Sous Chef while working full-time, with guaranteed wage progression.

Furthermore, a Hospitality Management Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program will officially launch in the 2019/20 academic year. The program will align to the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship standards recently developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the American HotelKitchen & Lodging Association (AHLA). LTCC will use the HSRA standards as a platform for a required work experience component and competency-based instruction.

The offering of a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business Management through Washington State University’s Global Campus at the Lisa Maloff University Center is also a significant addition to the educational and career pathway available to students and incumbent workers in Lake Tahoe’s number one industry.

Reporting to the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction, this new full-time faculty position will serve local students through face-to-face classes and increased Work Experience courses at LTCC. These pathways will provide a skilled workforce pipeline for industry partners and provide local residents living in poverty and stuck in entry-level positions the opportunity for wage progression and advancement opportunities to managerial positions that pay family-sustaining wages.

This position is a 177-day contract over the period of 12 months, including summer and winter hours with evening and weekend responsibility, and with a heavier workload in the shoulder seasons during Fall and Spring academic quarters. This schedule will enable working professionals to take their required culinary and hospitality courses at LTCC outside of the intensive employment seasons in summer and winter. The position will distribute workdays through the development of a year-long work calendar. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties.


  • Teach assigned courses in the Hospitality Management and Culinary curriculum. There is an assumption of some face-to-face teaching, including summer quarter.Hospitality
  • Serve as lead educator for the Tahoe Culinary Academy at LTCC, to provide educational quality assurance in the development & implementation of registered apprenticeship programs in Culinary and Hospitality.
  • Serve as lead evaluator for American Culinary Federation practical exams at all levels of certification (Fundamentals Cook through Executive Chef).
  • Develop and teach Apprenticeship Related Instruction courses as appropriate.
  • Develop and support dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment courses in partnership with South Tahoe High School, including pre-apprenticeship and enhanced on-the-job (OJT) training opportunities. Teach such courses as appropriate.
  • Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
  • Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes for appropriate courses; participate in and potentially oversee the use of assessments for ongoing improvement.
  • Develop curriculum and maintain a comprehensive instructional program in the Hospitality Management and Culinary department.
  • Develop departmental budget and class schedules.
  • Select textbooks.
  • Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
  • Consult with appropriate college faculty.
Top of page

Food prepMinimum Qualifications

As this position covers two areas of discipline, the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, requires that the successful candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy minimum qualifications for both Hospitality Management and Culinary. To view the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges in its entirety, click here.

 Possess the degree and experience in one of the following options:

  • Any bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of professional experience in Hospitality Management and two years professional experience in Culinary; or
  • Any associate degree plus six years of professional experience in Hospitality Management and six years professional experience in Culinary; or
  • The equivalent.

The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment.

NOTE:  Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach Hospitality Management and Culinary courses at the community college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.Lake Photography
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to utilize innovative teaching practices, including participatory and critical thinking methodologies.
  • Familiarity with characteristics of community college students.
  • Understanding of small college environment.
  • Interest in and ability to incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process.
  • Ability to work both independently and with others in a collegial, positive, and supportive educational environment.
  • Ability to teach in another discipline.
  • Strong social and emotional interpersonal skills.
Top of page

Complete applications must be received by noon on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, to be considered for this opening. LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received.
Please click here to apply for this position.Cutting veggies

Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
  1. Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Supplemental questions
  4. Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
Applicants may be required to submit official transcripts upon offer of employment. Every effort should be made in the application to demonstrate the applicant's ability to meet the qualifications listed for the position.
Once submitted, packets will become the property of LTCC and will not be returned. Only completed packets will be considered.

After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 14 and 15, 2019. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
Candidates advanced for final interviews for this position must agree to a full background and reference check.
Lake Tahoe Community College adheres to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this position, please call the office of Human Resources at 530-541-4660, ext. 226.
Top of page

Campus LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $51,013 to $79,995 annually dependent upon education and experience, see the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability.

The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
Top of page

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is an evolving, dynamic, California community college in South Lake Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe are a national treasure, and the LTCC campus, which serves 16-square-miles on the south shore, is a microcosm of the region’s natural beauty. Located 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is Northern California’s highest altitude college. This enthusiastic college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional watershed, including students from neighboring Nevada communities.

Starting Fall 2018, first-time college students attending Lake Tahoe Community College full time will pay absolutely NO tuition for their first year! This Promise is for any Tahoe Basin resident, on either side of the border, living anywhere around the lake. 

Whether you're 19 or 49, if you are a first-time college student and a California resident or AB540 eligible, or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, you may qualify for:

  • Free tuition for your first year at LTCC
  • Unlimited Tahoe Transportation District bus rides within the South Shore
  • Free tutoring, academic counseling and other support services
bronze coyoteLTCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In January 2018, LTCC had its accreditation reaffirmed for a seven-year period as the result of a comprehensive evaluation.

LTCC was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review by the ACCJC. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 35 associate degrees, including 14 associate in arts and science transfer degrees that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions. Additionally, the college currently offers 32 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.

LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
During the last five years, LTCC has served an average of 6,000 students annually: helping them to earn terminal degrees, preparing them for transfer to four-year institutions, instructing them in basic skills, and readying them for successful careers through the college's career and technical education offerings.

As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC: 

Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Girl at ISSIThanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
The Lisa Maloff University Center at Lake Tahoe Community College officially opened its doors in August of 2018. The University Center offers a higher level of comfort and technology for advanced education, meetings, and special events on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. The 7,000-square-foot space includes four flexible rooms that are fully equipped with the latest technology, including interactive displays, laser projectors, and motion sensing cameras. The building also has a fully integrated executive conference room and an outdoor courtyard that can serve as a hosting area for special events.
Designed as the hub for access to higher education, the University Center provides the most modern and effective instructional, multimedia, and telecommunications equipment available to engage students with. Learn more about the degrees and certificates that are currently available through our University Partners. This innovative facility is also available for organizations and businesses looking for an impressive space to host their meetings in.
Top of page

Outdoor recreation is central to the culture and economy of South Lake Tahoe, home to a year-round, residential population of about 24,000. World-class winter skiing, summer mountain biking, hiking, camping, watersports and fishing as well as concerts, sporting events, and entertainment draw state, national, and international tourists/visitors. Students are only minutes away from 3 of the 14 ski resorts located around the lake. The sun shines an average of 249 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevadas.

The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
Top of page

Grad friends For inquiries regarding the submission of application materials online, contact:
Human Resources
Lake Tahoe Community College
530-541-4660, extension 226
Fax: 530-541-8611 
Top of page