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Cosmetology Instructor - Continuous Sourcing

Cosmetology Instructor - Continuous Sourcing

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Adjunct Faculty
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Appleton Main Campus
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Adjunct Rate
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Continuous Sourcing
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Basic Functions & Responsibilities

FVTC is collecting a pool of applicants to teach Cosmetology. This position is responsible for the delivery of instruction and facilitation of student learning, and the on-going learning strategies which meet the needs of students and employers.

Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

  1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in associate degree, technical diploma, continuing education, and/or contract training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level.
  2. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
  3. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, and scheduling as a cooperative and professional team player.
  4. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
  5. (If applicable) Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.  

Qualifications, Training and Experience


  1. State licensure as a Cosmetologist, Cosmetology Manager and Cosmetology Instructor.
  2. Associate degree in Cosmetology or completion of an Apprenticeship in Cosmetology.  Bachelor’s degree in Business desired, but not required.
  3. Minimum of two years of occupational experience as a licensed cosmetologist and cosmetology manager of which at least one year shall be in the last five years.  Four years of occupational experience preferred. (One year of related occupational experience may be waived with at two years of post-secondary teaching experience in the field of cosmetology.
  4. Understand the role of the cosmetologist as part of the salon team.
  5. Current knowledge of hair, scalp, skin, and nail wellness as well as equipment and sanitation requirements.  Knowledge of the latest trends. 
  6. Knowledge of current licensing requirements and current Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to the practice of cosmetology.
  7. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
  8. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

  1. Current knowledge in Cosmetology.
  2. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning.
  3. Ability to support and work within a team environment.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, with students, staff, employers, variety of design related agencies and personnel and maintain positive relationships.
  5. Ability to develop course materials and assessments of student learning and update instructional methods and materials and apply research studies in classroom, lab and clinical settings.
  6. Promotes and model professionalism as a designer to students, staff and professionals in the field.
  7. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
  8. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
  9. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.
  10. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
  11. Ability to teach effectively utilizing a variety of instructional methodologies including lecture, lab work, hands on instruction and other instructional methods.
  12. Proficient in the utilization of a variety of media for instruction (internet, Blackboard, accelerated techniques, ITV use) and with students' presentations.
  13. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college. 
  14. Ability to express sensitivity and empathy to the individual needs of students. Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.
  15. Promotes an educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
  16. Accepts responsibility for professional and personal growth.
  17. Models a commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.         

Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Adjunct Faculty opportunities with Fox Valley Technical College. Upon successful submission of your application, cover letter, and resume, you will be considered for future adjunct faculty opportunities. FVTC will keep your application in our files as a POTENTIAL candidate who could possibly fill a position when or if the need arises. Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.


IMPORTANT:  Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.  Otherwise, you will not receive any further contact from FVTC.


Adjunct instructors are hired on a per course basis. The total hours for an adjunct instructor range from approximately 3 hours per week to no more than 8 hours per week. Hours vary and can include both day and evening classes. Courses are taught in both a general lab setting and a classroom setting.


If you should have any questions regarding adjunct teaching opportunities for this position, please contact Kim Olson at or (920)996-2933.