Adjunct Instructor (History and Technical Writing)

Austin, TX, USA Req #18
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is a leading accredited provider of online and campus-based culinary training and education. The school's professional programs offer the proven combination of a classic and contemporary approach to modern industry skills training as well as a sustainability-centered and business-focused curriculum. Professional programs in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts are available online and at ground campuses in Austin, Texas, and Boulder, Colorado. Escoffier also offers enthusiast training online and on ground. If you're looking for a dynamic, fast-paced growth opportunity, we'd like to hear from you. Learn more about us at


The instructor facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. S/He provides education through learning-centered instruction that will enable students to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. S/He encourages a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development.




  • Provides competency-based education which aligns with the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (AESCA) model of curricula as well as supports the AESCA style of system delivery.
  • Follows the syllabus to stay in line with the timeline and to keep all classes consistent; and, to meet course competencies and the development of activities which support lesson objectives. Sets up the class and pace of the class to include lecture, guest speakers, quizzes/exams within the allotted class schedule.
  • Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
  • Gives student feedback at prescribed intervals.
  • Submit daily grades within 24 hours and final course grades within 48 hours
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, inputs attendance and grades on a daily basis in C-VUE, completes other reports on time and enforces campus attendance policies.
  • Responsible for the campus’ student retention program as it relates to his/her classes.  Calls students as needed, advises students related to their education program and career.  Identifies and communicates to appropriate campus personnel information on “At Risk” students – working with appropriate individuals to assist in the retention process.
  • Responsible for both the in-class and out-of-class activities of the students under their instruction.
  • Responsible for safety and sanitation of the classroom, equipment and students. Supports and enforces all campus policies/practices and ensures student uniform compliance.
  • Responsible for ensuring a high degree of professionalism exists within the classroom, on campus and during off campus school events. Counsels students as needed on grades, attendance and professionalism, etc.  Documents the counseling in Red Flag Report on the day of counseling.
  • Abides by and enforces all of the campus’ rules, policies, practices, procedures and regulatory guidelines.
  • Participates in various other workshops and meetings as directed. 
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning through professional/technical skills development, introduction of industry perspective into courses, and active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned





  • Good verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with student populations.
  • Good conflict resolution skills.
  • Good time management and detail-oriented skills.
  • Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical and report writing skills)



  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
  • Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents.
  • Ability to develop and complete projects with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion with effectiveness.
  • Ability to work varying shifts:  AM, mid-day, PM and weekends


      Associates degree in culinary arts preferred.

  • In lieu of associates degree, must have a high school diploma and at least 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in the industry and/or teaching.
  • Serv Safe certified or qualified to pass the NRA Serve Safe exam.
  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work weekends and evenings.


See below.  Plus, the employee is occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Typical school classroom environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.




* This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise; employment in this job is an “at will” employment relationship



White chef jacket (pressed, not wrinkled)

Black chef pants

Black leather or rubber kitchen-safe shoes

Solid white t-shirt underneath the chef jacket (no graffiti on t-shirt)

Chef’s toque must be worn at all times while in the kitchens

Apron when instructing in the kitchen






We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Austin, TX, USA