Instructor, Esthetics (Minimums Updated 07/24/2022)

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

United States

October 19, 2022


Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Position Title Instructor, Esthetics (Minimums Updated 07/24/2022)

Position Type Full Time Regular Annual Schedule 9 months Expected Work Schedule Variable Anticipated Days Variable Anticipated Hours Variable Anticipated Hours per Week 40 Work Location A-B Tech Main Campus Job Description Summary

This position provides instruction and advising in Spa Therapies and Operations Department.


1. Maintains mastery of subject matter.

2. Develops and/or teaches courses for which the appropriate credential is held.

3. Teaches in various formats, various locations, and via various delivery methods.

4. Advises students.

5. Adheres to policies, procedures, expectations, and practices of the College, the department, and discipline.

6. Communicates clearly with students, other faculty, and staff.

7. Contributes to a safe and secure campus environment.

8. Enforces Code of Classroom Conduct and Code of Student Conduct.

9. Assists with program reviews, program accreditation, and SACSCOC accreditation as appropriate.

10. Attends meetings and events and actively participates on committees and task forces.

11. Attends the annual commencement ceremony.

12. Upholds the College Vision, Mission, Values, and RISE statement.

13. Supports diversity in all aspects.

14. Establishes or upholds learning outcomes that are relevant and meaningful.

15. Evaluates student progress in a fair, consistent, and timely manner.

16. Develops, prepares, and/or delivers all levels of curriculum courses.

17. Completes required professional development annually.

18. Maintains knowledge of and compliance with the NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners laws, rules, and expectations.

19. Assists in maintaining inventory supplies for classroom and instructional needs.

20. Provides oversight in clinical lab during client/guest services.

21. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

1. Certificate in Esthetics or Cosmetology; 2. Three years of full-time or equivalent work experience as an esthetician or cosmetologist. 3. NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners Esthetician or Cosmetologist License;

4. NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners Esthetician Teacher or Cosmetologist Teacher License (must obtain by September 19, 2022); classes start October 19, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Associate's degree in Cosmetology; 2. Experience teaching at a community college.

3. Pivot Point Trained.

4. Five years of full-time or equivalent work experience as an esthetician or cosmetologist.

5. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Should:

1. Read the following before submitting the Application:

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  • 2. Upload Required Documents:

  • When applicable, upload the relevant transcript that correlates to the degree requirement in the minimum requirement or preferred qualifications with in the job posting. The transcript must show the individual courses taken and the degree that is conferred or awarded.

    If selected for hire:

  • If selected for hire, official sealed transcripts from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education are required to be received a minimum of two business weeks before the first day of work.

  • Transcripts outside of the United States, must be accompanied by an evaluation completed by a NACES recognized agency and received by Human Resources at least two weeks prior to the first day of work.


    Why Should I Work at A-B Tech?

    A-B Tech is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and has served as the region's premier two-year college since our establishment in 1959. With five locations, the College service area includes Buncombe and Madison Counties. We are a family of approximately 10,000 curriculum students, 14,000 continuing education students, and 1,100 faculty & staff. We offer an array of programs to meet local workforce needs which culminate in 55 degrees, 18 diplomas, and 56 certificates. A-B Tech is indicative of the modern comprehensive community college – providing innovative educational programming and collaborative community development. If you are dedicated to student and community success, then we invite you to explore employment opportunities at A-B Tech. We hope you will consider joining the A-B Tech Trailblazer family!

    A-B Tech Welcoming Culture (R.I.S.E)

    A-B Tech commits to demonstrating an inclusive and welcoming culture of Respect, Integrity, and Support for Everyone.

    This is evident by our RISE Committee, the Trailblazer RISE Award, and annual RISE projects including the Welcoming Classroom, Appreciative Advising, and more!

    A-B Tech is looking for:

    A person who shares our commitment to sustaining a workplace that offers equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability genetic information/medical history, age, and/or veteran/military status. In addition, the College prohibits discrimination based on any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.

    Position Summary

    Posting Detail Information

    Review Date: (Application should be submitted by 8:00 a.m. EST on this date for consideration)

    Start Date 10/19/2022 Keep Open Until Filled Yes Salary or Hourly Pay Range (Salary is Non-Negotiable) $38,997 - $41,418 Total Compensation

    Your total compensation goes beyond this maximum salary. Your A-B Tech benefits represent nearly 30% of your total compensation.

    The total compensation for this position includes an 21.68% employer contribution to a defined pension plan, contributions towards medical and dental policies and fully funded life insurance / accidental death & dismemberment policy.

    Benefits Summary

    Total Compensation: $58,731 – $61,903

    • Medical and Pharmacy Plan • Dental Plan • Vision Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Short and Long Term Disability • Death Benefits • Life Insurance • Supplemental Policies • Professional Liability • Vacation Leave up to 26 days per year • Sick Leave of 12 days per year • Holiday Leave • All required protected leaves plus: Civil, Bereavement, Parental, Community Service, Maternity/Paternity, Shared, Educational, Military • Tax-sheltered Supplemental Retirement Plans • Tuition Reimbursement Plan • State Employees Credit Union membership • Employee Assistance Network • Annual Flex Benefit • Alternative Work Schedules • Longevity Pay • Educational Attainment


    A-B Tech's Human Resources (HR) department is located on the main campus at the Sunnicrest House. This beautiful Tudor-style Historic house served as a private residence for guests of the Vanderbilt family for the first century of the home's life. Today you will find a professional HR family that is dedicated to ensuring all employees and applicants receive fast and accurate answers, compassion, fairness, and kindness from Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To ensure a prompt hiring process, please read the application directions located on the HR website. For questions, you may email us at

    We look forward to welcoming you to our A-B Tech family!

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  • Applicant, it is important that you read the “Special Instructions to the Applicants” to ensure you follow the required guidelines. If you do not, you run the risk that your application will be disqualified automatically. The Special Instructions to the Applicants is located on this job announcement. Did you read and understand the “Special Instructions to the Applicants” in its entirety?
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  • Before submitting your application, did you state clearly in your cover letter and application how you meet each minimum requirements and how you meet any of the preferred qualifications within the job announcement?
  • Yes
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  • If an unofficial transcript is required for this position, it must be attached to your application or otherwise your application will be disqualified. Did you upload the appropriate unofficial transcript to your application?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Transcript is not required for this job
  • Minimum Requirement 1 Do you have a minimum of a certificate in Esthetics or Cosmetology?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Minimum Requirement 2 Do you have a minimum of three years of full-time or equivalent work experience as an esthetician or cosmetologist?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Minimum Requirement 3 Do you have an NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners Esthetician or Cosmetologist License?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Minimum Requirement 4: Will you have your NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners Esthetician Teacher or Cosmetologist Teacher License (must obtain by September 19, 2022)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Preferred Qualification 1 Do you have an Associate's degree in Cosmetology?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Preferred Qualification 2 Do you have experience teaching at a community college?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Preferred Qualification 3 Are you Pivot Point Trained?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Preferred Qualification 4 Do you have five years of full-time or equivalent work experience as an esthetician or cosmetologist?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Preferred Qualification 5 Do you have proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Resume
  • License(s)
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
  • Veterans Preference, if applicable
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 2