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Full-time Job Announcement

Position: Program Chair for Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management and Culinary Arts

Location: Athens Campus and Walton Campus

Department: Division of Business, Industry, & Technology

Reports to: Divisional Academic Dean

Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. State of Georgia benefits package.

Deadline to Apply: October 16, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.


  • Under general supervision, develops program and course outlines, goals, and objectives.
  • Prepares lesson plans for classroom instruction for credited Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management and/or Culinary Arts courses.
  • Develops syllabi to meet program and school objectives.
  • Evaluates students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives.
  • Requests and maintains supplies and equipment, and prepares required budget requests.
  • Maintains program certification requirements, as appropriate.
  • Prepares and maintains all required documentation and administrative reports.
  • Attends staff development training, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Ensures safety and security requirements are met in the training area.
  • Meets with students, staff members and other educators to discuss students’ instructional programs and other issues impacting the progress of the students.
  • Performs various duties as Program Chair
  • Responsible for management of all adjunct personnel and provides all information to complete various departmental and college reports, and assure all programmatic standards are met.
  • Responsible for Administrative duties related to student advisement, advisory committee meetings, and program development.
  • Assists with student recruitment, retention, and job placement efforts.
  • Conducts bi-annual industry advisory board meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Culinary/Food/Nutrition or a related field from an accredited college or technical institution with (18) eighteen graduate hours in the hospitality discipline.
  • Three (3) years work experience in a position related to Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management and/or Culinary Arts.
  • Must be credentialed to satisfy all appropriate accrediting bodies for the courses assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of documented work experience in a position related to Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management and/or Culinary Arts.
  • ServSafe Manager certification.
  • Previous teaching experience in a post-secondary environment.
  • Previous online teaching or training experience, including the use of video capture tools.

Interested candidates should apply online at:

To apply, click “Apply to This Job” and submit your cover letter, resume/vita, three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: Official transcripts will be required upon an offer of employment. Official copies of transcripts may be sent directly to: Athens Technical College, Attn: Human Resources, 800 U.S. Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601 or send electronically to .


**Employment is contingent based upon successful completion of appropriate background checks.


As set forth in its student catalog, Athens Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). 


The following individuals have been designated to coordinate the college’s implementation of nondiscrimination policies: Jessica Felts, Director of Student Support Services, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Office K-614A, 706/355- 5081; Sherri Heath, Director of Human Resources ; Title VI, Title VII, Title IX Coordinator (Employees), Office K-514,, 706/583-2818; and Lenzy Reid, Vice President of Student Affairs, Title IX (Students) Office H-774, 706/355-5029,, 800 U.S. Highway 29 North, Athens, GA 30601.

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