Adjunct Faculty (Daytime) School of Business, Culinary, Hospitality, Culinary Arts Institute


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(4 Vacancies)


The Opportunity

This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of 24 colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.”



Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College also has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

HCCC offers 10 fully online degree programs and expects this number to grow in the coming year. In addition to its degree programs and courses, HCCC offers a wide array of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, non-credit classes and programs designed to develop professional skills, provide occupational training, teach languages and culinary skills, and enrich personal and cultural knowledge.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

In addition to Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry, the College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry.

A leader in workforce development, HCCC hosted The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Leadership Academy, which was the first to be offered in partnership with a community college. The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy was funded through a combination of public and private donors that included JPMorgan Chase, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the County of Hudson, the LeFrak Family, and Mack-Cali.


Department / Division Introduction

The Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) of HCCC was founded in 1983. The current Culinary Conference Center facility was opened in 2006 and contains 12 culinary arts and baking & pastry laboratories.

The College is currently seeking adjunct faculty for culinary arts and baking & pastry arts instruction in a lab and lecture setting.


Position Summaries

  • Under the supervision of the Dean of Culinary Arts is responsible for teaching 24 contact hours/12 credits for culinary laboratory classes per semester in Culinary Arts. The individual is to participate in division activities such as curriculum development, academic advisement, and contribute to college community through committee work or other extra-curricular activities.
  • Prepare and distribute to students and submit to the Dean at the start of the semester, a syllabus for each assigned course indicating the description and requirements, textbook(s) and supplementary materials, assignments, test dates and grading and attendance policies. Where official course syllabi are provided by the Dean, they must be followed.
  • Maintain a daily record of student attendance and grades for each assigned course section. Submit mid-term and final grades and attendance rosters within three working days following the close of the semester or cycle.
  • Communicate regularly with the HCCC Business, Culinary, Hospitality office.
  • Participate in monthly divisional meetings.
  • Assist with the weekly Foundation Subscription Dining Series, as needed.
  • Participate in the annual Foundation Gala (December).
  • Maintain lab classes of up to 16 students per class, from 8:00AM-1:50PM or 12:30PM-6:20PM, two consecutive days per week, for a 5-week time period. Evening, lecture, and hybrid labs follow similar patterns.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a Bachelors Degree in a related field. An Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry Arts is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Ellucian and CANVAS or other online learning management systems is preferred.


Closing Date of Applications

Open until Filled. Positions are for the January 2023 Semester and Summer 2023.

$847.00 per credit.


Review of applications to begin

December 22, 2022 (As they are received) – January 31, 2023.



For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references to:

Dr. Ara Karakashian, Dean of the School of Business, Culinary, Hospitality
161 Newkirk St.
Jersey City, NJ 07306


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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