Chatham University
  • Gibsonia, PA, USA
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Chatham University

Bread and Grains Instructor

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

To help support the work of the University, we have an immediate opening for Bread and Grains Instructor.

Position Reports to:  Director of CRAFT, Alice Julier

Position Summary:  The Center for Regional Agriculture Food and Transformation (CRAFT) seeks a skilled educator with extensive experience in both applied culinary production and classroom settings, who can teach in workforce development, graduate, and undergraduate interdisciplinary environments. The ideal candidate will have experience related to sustainable food, education, and culinary production.  

The Bread and Grains Instructor will be housed within Chatham's Food Studies graduate and undergraduate program, responsible for courses related to grains and product development. The Instructor will also be responsible for the development of a baker training curriculum for a three-credit course to be implemented as a collaborative training program between Chatham University's undergraduate Food Studies program and Community Kitchen Pittsburgh's culinary training program.  In total, the position will be responsible for 18 credits of instruction per academic year.  

In addition, through Chatham University's Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and transformation (CRAFT), the Bread & Grains Instructor will be responsible for providing recipe and product development services to relevant clients through the Food Innovation Lab, as well as coordinating student engagement around these projects through coursework, graduate assistantships, and extra-curricular working groups.   

This is a grant-funded position with a twelve-month contract with potential for extension pending successful performance and continued funding.


  • Graduate degree in culinary, gastronomy, food studies, or a related filed
  • Significant experience in recipe and product development
  • Familiarity with formal culinary education
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Previous instructional experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage time and work independently

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Grain and product development course implementation
  • Curriculum development for three-credit undergraduate Food Studies course to be implemented in coordination with Community Kitchen Pittsburgh's culinary training program.
  • Coordination with relevant program partners to ensure curriculum accreditation
  • Development of program partnerships to support field visits to be incorporated within the curriculum
  • Development of program partnerships to support graduate job placement
  • Recipe and product development service provision
  • Student engagement and coordination in relevant projects

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates

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