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Requisition ID:  9654

Clinical Professional Instructor


Updated, October 15, 2020: All interview and hiring processes for this position are now being resumed. All previous applicants will be contacted to confirm they wish to remain in the selection pool or withdraw their applications. Thank you!

Principle Duties:

Purdue University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) is seeking a Clinical Professional Instructor, with a broad background in restaurant management. Applicants must be committed to excellence in teaching and restaurant operations. The duties performed by this individual include teaching management and leadership concepts, menu planning and marketing, and food production and service as part of instructing the students in the foodservice labs (HTM 29101 and HTM 49200) and the corresponding lectures.  This person will also assist in planning, preparing, and serving meals at University, College, and Departmental special events.  The individual selected will also be expected to advise student groups, serve on various committees, and participate in community engagement.


Applicants must have three to five years of meaningful management experience in foodservice with emphasis on restaurant operations. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or culinary school is required; culinary educator certification and teaching experience is preferred.

Application Procedure:

Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Screening of applicants will begin January 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Application must include: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter of interest that includes a short statement describing the applicant’s vision of impact, 3) Contact information and three references.

All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors (SF), by clicking using the below address:


For further information, contact Dr. Carl Behnke, Search Committee Chair: behnkec@purdue.edu | 765-494-9887

The College:

The School of HTM is an integral part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, with a Program ranked among the best in the United States. Purdue HTM is situated in the heart of the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The University has more than 44,000 students and is located in a prosperous county of about 150,000 people.  Purdue University is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago.  Please access the following Web sites for more information: 


HTM:  http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/htm/

Purdue University: http://www.purdue.edu/

Community: http://www.HomeOfPurdue.com/



Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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