Utah State University

Lecturer - Nail Technology Instructor

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/16/2024 12:58 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Technology, Design, and Technical Education (TDTE) at Utah State University (USU) seeks candidates for a full-time, academic-year (9-month), non-tenure track term lecturer position that offers benefits. This position is specifically for the nail technology courses in the cosmetology program at the USU Eastern campus in Price, Utah. This position will be supervised by the associate department head who oversees the Cosmetology programs in the Department of Technology, Design and Technical Education. Review of applications will begin in June 2024, and application reviews and interviews will continue until the position is filled.


It is anticipated that the individual selected for this faculty position will start in August of 2024.


With a primary role of teaching (95%), the successful candidate the successful applicant for this position will teach, improve, and develop courses in the USU Eastern cosmetology program with an emphasis on students enrolled in the nail technician program. The faculty member will be responsible for initiation and implementation of successful nail technology classes that connect to department certifications, and stack into associate and bachelor’s degree programs. This hire will also be responsible for contributing to sustainable enrollment in the classes they instruct and will be expected to work collaboratively with other faculty members to enhance the success of the cosmetology program and students.  The additional role assignment is service (5%), and the successful candidate will be expected to provide meaningful service to the program, department, campus, university, the profession, and the community.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses within the program curriculum and according to the program schedules.
  • Maintaining and providing classroom instruction and maintaining a healthy learning environment for students.
  • Assuring that the assigned Nail Technology classes are conducted in accordance with all federal regulations, University and state rules, and department policy.
  • Maintaining accurate documentation of student attendance and skill development.
  • Assuring that students successfully meet all completion requirements.
  • Working collaboratively as part of the cosmetology/nail technology program teaching team, including full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff.
  • Ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Working with CTE Pathway Programs to recruit students into the classes/cosmetology program.
  • Assisting in additional teaching responsibilities as needed in the cosmetology program.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor License through the State of Utah Department of Commerce Division of Professional Licensing (completed by date of appointment).
  • Three (3) or more years of cosmetology teaching experience OR five (5) or more years of industry experience working in the field of Nail Technology.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to succeed in teaching at the university level and a willingness to work to become a better instructor.
  • An ability to accommodate varying student learning needs through experiential lab and hands-on learning, lecture, and self-directed learning.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of online learning systems, such as Canvas or equivalent.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and a commitment as a team member; ability to foster consensus and collaboration.

Preferred requirements:

  • Prior post-secondary teaching experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV." Please include educational degrees and dates of completion; employment with dates and description of responsibilities; professional certifications and dates of completion; and a list of the software that you use regularly and the level of experience.
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**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 Technology, Design and Technical Education (TDTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in fields such as business, cosmetology, health professions, machinery, protective services, transportation, and technology. TDTE certificates and degrees are available in Logan, Brigham City, Price, Blanding, and Moab. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical (vocational) certifications offered through the Workforce Education division. For more information about the TDTE department, please visit: https://caas.usu.edu/tdte/.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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