Utah State University

Cosmetology Adjunct

City Price Campus
Posted Date 6 days ago(5/24/2023 1:30 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 Hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
$25.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


USU Eastern Cosmetology department has multiple career opportunities available for licensed Nail Technology and Cosmetology Instructors. The candidates will need to have industry experience in the profession and a passion for sharing knowledge, as well as a desire for personal growth and development in the industry. These are Part-time, non-benefited (Adjunct) positions that play an important role in the USU Eastern Cosmetology Team. The candidates will need to possess the ability to positively impact students in both the classroom and salon setting while supporting a team environment. Candidates need to possess basic computer skills, including the ability to use digital platforms like email, word processors, spreadsheets, and search engines. In addition, they will need to be willing to learn (through on-the-job training) the Cengage digital teaching and grading platforms. This will be done in conjunction with their teaching, supervising, and mentoring responsibilities. The Cosmetology Program will hire multiple adjunct /staff positions, specifically Nail Instructors and Cosmetology/Barbering Instructors. There will be varying hours and responsibilities for individual positions.

These positions will be physically located at the USU Eastern Campus in Price. The review of applications will begin approximately June 26, 2023. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2023


  • Provide accurate information to students in theory and lab settings related to the current curriculum and industry standards.
  • Promote and uphold Department and University Policies and Procedures.
  • Create and execute semester-by-semester lesson plans of the assigned curriculum. Grade, monitor, and mentor students to help them progress toward their academic goals, including licensure.
  • Be willing to participate in training, including on-the-job, continuing education, seminars, reading, and related work experience to keep current in the industry and attend University training (etc.).
  • Assists students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress.
  • Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals.
  • Assist students in understanding the purpose of higher education and its impact on life goals.
  • Help build a learning community among students while using the support system among peers, professors, and mentors.
  • Aid and support students on all clientele, both in theory and lab applications.
  • Maintain records for compiled grading, including attendance, and documentation for student progress.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications - Adjunct Staff Instructor

  • Active Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor State License (Utah) and/or Active Nail Technician Instructor State License (Utah)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse student backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of salon experience
  • 3 years of Theory/Lab/Salon teaching experience
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to motivate students in one-on-one or group advising settings.
  2. Ability to use professional judgment in ambiguous situations.
  3. Verbal and written communication skills and effective public speaking skills, including the ability to communicate with individuals and groups.
  4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and changing needs while working collaboratively within a team environment.
  5. Ability to learn and maintain current knowledge of complex State and Cosmetology Program requirements, policies, and procedures.
  6. Ability to work with diverse student backgrounds.
  7. Ability to develop and/or deliver new, updated, and current information in program courses.
  8. Knowledge of and proficiency in various current and emerging technology platforms.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  • Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  • Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Transcripts
    • Teaching Philosophy
    • Cover Letter
    • Copy of your State Cosmetology/Barbering and/or Nail Technician Utah State license (Utah) 
  • Please log in and fill out the required form, ”Cosmetology Instructor Questionnaire” at this link: https://form.jotform.com/221710518643148 then return to the main page to complete the application.

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

Advertised Salary

$25.00 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

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 employs 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.


*updated 05/2023

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 Matthew Pinner, 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


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