Culinary Lecturer
Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management
Auburn University

Position and Availability
Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure eligible position at the rank of lecturer in Hospitality and Culinary Science with the Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management, College of Human Sciences, beginning August, 2024. Contract renewed annually based upon need, funding, and performance.

The lecturer will teach 3-4 sections of undergraduate courses and supporting laboratory courses in hospitality management and culinary science each semester. Courses may include Culinary Fundamentals, Advanced Culinary Arts, Baking and Patisserie, and Global Gastronomy. The lecturer will also assist the program with undergraduate academic advising. The successful applicant will participate in the formation of School policies related to the undergraduate curriculum but would not participate in decisions regarding promotion and tenure, graduate faculty membership, or policies unrelated to the curriculum except as they directly affect the lecturer’s role. The lecturer will be dedicated entirely to teaching and will not be required to develop, pursue, or maintain an independent research agenda. This assignment will allow a high level of dedication to effective teaching. The lecturer will be reviewed annually by the School Head. Based on the College and School guidelines, the lecturer will be eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with experience in the following areas: food service management, professional food production with experience of line management responsibilities (chef, sous-chef), or culinary-focused experience in the hospitality industry. Required qualifications include a Master of Science in Hospitality Management a related field at the time employment begins, minimum of three years culinary industry-oriented experience, five years of undergraduate hospitality teaching experience and evidence of both academic advising and recruitment experience. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of the employment. A PhD in a related field is desired.

This interdisciplinary School is housed in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University. The School offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree options that include campus-based programming as well as a master’s degree distance education options. The Hospitality Management Program’s undergraduate enrollment is approximately 385 students. Program faculty are intent upon increasing enrollment to approximately 550 students over the next 5 years across all three study options including Hotel and Restaurant Management, Event Management and Culinary Science. All programming is delivered in the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, which was completed in the summer of 2022. This 142,000 square-foot education center houses six floors of state-of-the-art hospitality teaching classrooms and hands-on learning laboratories. The center has several food production laboratories, a commercial food production kitchen, student training restaurant (1856 Restaurant), a bakery and coffee roasting facility, microbrewery, wine and distilled spirits education laboratories, spa, roof top garden and event center, and an ultra-luxury training hotel (The Laurel). The center also features a very interactive food hall encompassing two business incubation units. Auburn University is a comprehensive, multi-cultural university and land-grant institution located in Auburn, Alabama, enrolling 30,000 students. See for more information about the Hospitality Management Program at Auburn University.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples:

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit an application including general statement of interest in the position, a statement of specific teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; and contact information of three references via the following link: Only complete applications will be considered.

For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Mark Traynor ([email protected]), Associate Professor, Director, Culinary Science, Auburn University. Screening of applications will begin March 4, 2024, and continue until a candidate has been selected and recommended for appointment.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by applicable law.


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