Cosmetology Instructor

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Aug 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Dean of Health Occupations and in collaboration with other faculty, staff, and the program advisory committee, this person will guide program design and curriculum development, and provide teaching that facilitates student learning in the core occupational courses of the Cosmetology diploma program.  The Cosmetology program is currently configured to deliver in the spring, summer and fall terms each school year.

Responsibilities will be at the Rhinelander Campus and designated outreach locations with variable hours that may include day, evening and/or weekend teaching assignments.  In addition, faculty members maintain office hours, contribute to faculty innovation activities, develop and maintain curriculum, and actively participate in the diverse communities served by the college.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Deliver and maintain performance-based, learning-centered Cosmetology instruction in accordance with the mission, vision, and philosophy of Nicolet College.
  • Cosmetology instruction includes the full range of:
  • Theory and practical essentials for all Cosmetology practitioner subjects in compliance with all State of Wisconsin Statutes and Codes.
  • Theory and practical skills for the study of trichology, hair care, manicure/pedicure, and aesthetics. 
  • Continuing education as stipulated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Provide individual and group assistance to students in the acquisition of lab and internship work competencies that will lead to high levels of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with external stakeholders and partners. 
  • Develop, maintain, and improve programs and courses, by working collaboratively with other faculty and administrators through program review, curriculum and course development, assessment of student learning, advisory committees, and student recruitment and retention.


  • Participate in performance appraisal and pursue professional development that is discipline-specific, enhances teaching and learning practice, and expands expertise in other related academic fields of interest to the faculty member and the college.
  • Utilize technology to enhance teaching and learning, as well as other aspects of work.
  • Participate in department activities including department meetings.  Serve and participate in college-wide community life including institutional projects, committees and governance.   
  • Assist students by providing advice regarding their academic career path and career opportunities.
  • Maintain professional affiliations and certifications.
  • Represent the College and interact with communities and external organizations including the University of Wisconsin System and other 4 year colleges, the Wisconsin Technical College System, district high schools, employers, Native American tribal communities, advisory committees, and professional groups related to the field.
  • Promote articulations with high schools and 4-year degree colleges.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students and submit required reports according to published deadlines.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students of varied ages, learning styles, academic levels, and cultural backgrounds in classroom and non-classroom settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively to create and facilitate student learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach practical interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach. Successful teaching experience in a post-secondary setting preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and maintain positive working relationships across the College and in the district required.
  • Ability to meet and maintain Nicolet College Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements.



Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must demonstrate strong attention to detail, and must be able to problem solve and perform complex tasks without error.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal classroom and cosmetology clinic/lab conditions, supplies (including chemicals), and equipment.
  • The employee will be constantly required to stand, talk, touch/handle/grasp (using hands and fingers), and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee will frequently be required to sit, bend, and type/write.
  • The employee must occasionally move up to 50 pounds of cosmetology classroom, clinic, and lab-related items.
  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hearing normal speaking-level sounds.


  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, far, and field of vision.
  • This position requires regular and punctual employee presence.


  • Associate Degree or Technical Diploma in an area related to the Cosmetology profession required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 
  • Two years (4,000 hours) of verified occupational work experience as a Cosmetologist is required.  Occupational experience must include one year (2,000 hours) within the past five years.
  • Current Cosmetology Instructor Licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Regulation Safety and Professional Services required.
  • Industry-based certifications preferred.
  • Teaching experience and experience with alternative delivery methods including ITV, internet, Video, and Accelerated Learning methods are preferred.

View the Nicolet College Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements for this position at:


The typical starting salary range is $48,400 - $57,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure:

Apply online at  Attach a cover letter, current resume, and unofficial transcripts of coursework/certificates.  The position will remain open until filled.

Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.

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