Cosmetology-Esthetics Instructor

Laney College

Job Description

Cosmetology-Esthetics Instructor
Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
Application Deadline Date: Applications reviewed, as needed.
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Job Description Summary
The Cosmetology program prepares students in all phases of cosmetology. The program consists of 1600 hours training in theoretical foundations, manipulative skills, business knowledge, professional and ethical practices and prepares students to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure. This position will focus on instruction of Esthetician courses in the program however may teach other Cosmetology courses depending on qualifications
Duties & Responsibilities
Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.
Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.
• Teach college-level courses in skin treatments, such as facials, body treatments, waxing and makeup.
• May include teach other coursework in the Cosmetology Department (DOQ)
Develop and revise courses in the discipline to meet the needs of a diversified student body.
• Foster an inclusive and respectful community of learners that critically explores, investigates and engages in problem-posing analysis of the above topic areas, and, that integrates issues and challenges relating to local, national, and global multicultural/multiethnic/multiracial dynamics, exploring both historically successful and new alternative strategies for addressing these challenges.
• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to, the following:
• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of professional experience;
2. Possession of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of professional experience.
4. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Cosmetology.
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
5. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
6. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
Desirable Qualifications
• Recent successful experience in teaching college-level esthetician courses.
• Recent successful experience in teaching college-level courses in skin treatments, such as facials, body treatments, waxing, and makeup.
• Ability to teach a wide variety of classes from the Cosmetology program.
• Ability to demonstrate currency in all phases of skin care salon work and advanced teaching techniques related to cosmetology.
• Demonstrated successful industry work experience related to the teaching assignment.
• Prior college level teaching experience.
• Community College teaching experience.
• Ability to support current program offerings abroad and in lab setting.
• Ability to develop cultural awareness programs and work with student governance groups.
• Ability to serve on academic committees and to take a leadership role in the department.
• Experience teaching hybrid and online classes.
• Experience in curriculum development including distance education, and/or hybrid courses.
• Ability to develop, in collaboration with the department chair, new online and hybrid classes.
• Evidence of strong commitment to professional growth and development and to the continued innovation and improvement of teaching.
• Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.
• Prior experience in or willingness to explore the use of Open Educational Resources to create Zero Textbook Cost courses.

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