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Adjunct Instructor, Cosmetology
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
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Date Posted 06/07/2019
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Cosmetology
Employment Type Work Study
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Adjunct Instructor, Cosmetology


Continuing Education Department



Minimum Qualifications

• Current North Carolina Cosmetology Instructor License
• Current North Carolina Cosmetologist License
• Ability to demonstrate cosmetology practical skills, and teach all disciplines of cosmetology

Work Experience:
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching adult learners the skills of cosmetology
• Preferably post-secondary teaching experience in a community college environment.
• Minimum of two years’ continuous experience working in a salon environment as a cosmetologist

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Working knowledge of instructional theory, basic education principles, practices and methodologies, the developmental process, competency-based curricula, and general classroom and lab practices.
• Possesses good organizational skills; knowledge of record keeping procedures, including the ability to collect and organize data and information.
• Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and to manage work assignments in a highly interpersonal contact environment.
• Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
• Handle student concerns in an appropriate and approved manner.
• Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action.
• Ability to make presentations to a classroom full of students.
• Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Job Duties

• Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in cosmetology professions, and lectures on theory, techniques, and terminology; prepares outline of instructional programs and studies and assembles materials to be presented.
• Instructs students in subject areas, i.e., use, maintenance, and the safe operation of tools and equipment.
• Instructs students in the significance of accuracy, sanitation, efficiency, resourcefulness and good work habits if obtaining employment or entrepreneurship as licensed Cosmetologist.
• Assigns lesson to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills; records results.
• Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress.
• Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions, or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up can be accomplished within the allotted time.
• Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques.
• Assists students to develop and implement effective study skills, practices and provide quality instruction at all times to students, teaching classes for the entire class period and properly covering the curriculum.
• Provide input to the Director regarding student outcomes;
• Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times;
• Report to the Director any issues, concerns, or problems as it relates to the curriculum, instruction or student conduct/behavior.
• Represent the college in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.
• Good eye/hand dexterity.

Required Working Hours

This position may be required to work a maximum of a 16-hour work week as determined with the director to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Job Type

Work Study

Posting Number


EEO Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Durham Technical Community College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Durham Technical Community College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Durham Technical Community College employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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