Utah State University

Cosmetology Lecturer

City Price Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(4/16/2022 6:54 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Aviation and Technical Education department at Utah State University seeks two individuals to fill non-tenure track faculty positions (95% teaching and 5% Service) in the Cosmetology program at USU Eastern located in Price, Utah. Estimated start date for both positions is July 1 and August 1, 2022.


The Cosmetology program at USU Eastern focuses upon student success and the students receive 100% of their instruction in a face-to-face setting with members of the Cosmetology instructor team. Students who complete this program are prepared to take the State Board Exam to become a Licensed Cosmetologist. Students gain experience in Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails, and Skincare. Students may also choose to complete the Nail Technician program, the Lash program, or the Barbering program. Students prepare a portfolio to use as they interview for employment. All graduates of the Cosmetology program are prepared to work in a full-service salon.


  • Advise and recruit students (high school and adult)
  • Maintain a productive and safe learning environment consistent with USU-Eastern and Cosmetology program policy
  • Teach in classroom and laboratory environments using a competency-based curriculum that meets industry and state standards
  • Assist with placement and tracking of students in work-based learning opportunities, related employment, and continued education
  • Maintain program certification requirements as appropriate
  • Develop, revise, and update curriculum in collaboration with the department faculty, staff, and program leader
  • Share in coordination and serve on program, department, and college committees, program advisory committee, task forces, and working groups
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years industry experience in a salon setting
  • Utah state licensed cosmetology/barber instructor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a post-secondary environment, or teaching adult learners in cosmetology
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 5 years teaching

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently
  • Good analytical skills and ability to use computers and other tools to make decisions
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Highly dependable and able to meet deadlines
  • Consistently maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills while working with faculty and students
  • Commitment to participate in professional growth activities and remain current in related subjects
  • Exercise judgment, fact, and discretion in communication with students, faculty, college, and community, as well as secondary audiences
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate creativity, teamwork, and forward-thinking vision related to the university mission

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Three professional references with contact information
  3. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Unofficial electronic copy of transcripts
    3. Teaching Philosophy statement (1-2 Pages) that clearly and effectively communicates your professional teaching philosophy as it applies to the field of cosmetology
    4. Copy of current Cosmetology/Barber License uploaded to the system 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The department of Aviation and Technical Education (AVTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields of aviation, business, cosmetology, machinery, and technology. 


AVTE degrees are available in LoganBrigham CityPriceBlanding, and Moab. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Accommodations are made for those unable to attend class in a traditional setting through Utah State University's Distance Education program. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical (vocational) certifications offered through the Workforce Education division at USU-Eastern

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*Updated 08/2022


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