Instructor, Hospitality Mgmt (Pastry) Fall 2023

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - North Las Vegas Campus,

ID: 7134870 (Ref.No. R0135552)
Posted: March 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
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If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

Demonstrating teaching excellence by instructing students in Pastry Arts courses in accordance with college policies and procedures. This tenure track Instructor – Pastry Arts position will begin in August 2023.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Associate degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from a Regionally Accredited College or University WITH five years of professional hands-on experience in the Baking and Pastry Arts field OR Associate degree in Culinary Arts from a Regionally Accredited College or University WITH seven years of professional hands-on experience in the Baking and Pastry Arts field  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field  

  • High skill level or expertise in various areas of Baking and Pastry Arts disciplines  

  • Experience as a Pastry Chef/Assistant Pastry Chef in a Bakeshop  

  • Previous practical teaching experience  

  • Experience with Learning Management System, preferably Canvas  

  • Ability to design new courses for traditional in-person delivery or hybrid classes.  

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching – passion for the subject matter and teaching to diverse, domestic, and international students.  

  • Baking and Pastry Production experience and experience in training of students and/or employees  

  • Strong organizational and time management skills as well as work ethic and teamwork  

  • ServSafe Certification  

  • Knowledgeable in word, excel and power point applications.  

The duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develop, prepare, review and revise pastry arts course syllabi and course assignments and tests for classes that may be taught on-ground or hybrid.  

  • Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for pastry arts classes.   

  • Supervise and provide excellent instruction to students in various pastry arts classes to yield high quality results and attention to detail.  

  • Requisition all ingredients and equipment for all hands-on classes.  

  • Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.  

  • Enforce sanitation, hygiene, uniform, and attendance policies.  

  • Evaluate student performance, maintain student grades, and give objective feedback in a timely manner based on established methods and criteria.  

  • Responsible to ensure students leave kitchens clean and in proper order.  

  • Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students' emails and voicemails in a timely fashion; performs an accurate assessment of student performance.  

  • Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.  

  • May perform other related tasks as assigned by the Program Director, Department Chair, Dean, and/or Academic Vice President.  

  • Works with Director to provide internship opportunities paid/unpaid for students and serves as a mentor to students.  

  • Participates in extracurricular activities related to program areas including, but not limited to student clubs, groups, recognition, and award programs.  

  • Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.  

  • Assignments may have the possibility of day, evening, and/or weekend classes.  

  • Attend faculty, department, and divisional meetings. 

Physical Requirements 

  • Work is routinely performed in a bakeshop or classroom. 

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.  

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.  

Starting Salary Range  

Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full-time equivalent teaching experience. For example, for an instructor with a Master’s degree the salary range would be $46,691 to $59,768 annually. The entire salary range is up to $71,723 annually with a Doctorate and 10 years’ experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for the initial salary placement purposes. * 

*This position is contingent upon ongoing and available funding. 

CSN offers a generous benefit package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vison, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long term care, short term disability, and legal). Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance program, tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.  Perks encompassing on campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs.  Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First. 



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information for three professional references (names, email, and phone)

  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team)

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

National Search

Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.


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Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.