Career Opportunities

Physical Science Instructor

Ozarka College seeks applicants for a full time Instructor of Physical Science. The position is a 9-month full-time faculty position requiring a minimum 15 hours of instruction per semester with opportunities for additional course assignments.  

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of freshman and sophomore courses including, but not limited to, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, and College Algebra. This position will include a rotational teaching assignment at the Melbourne campus, and could include the Ash Flat, Mountain View, and Mammoth Spring sites, as well as day, evening, and online classes. Other duties include: participation in departmental activities, institutional committee assignment, advising, assessment, and appropriate professional development activities relevant for the position.  

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in Physical Science, Environmental Science, or Chemistry with 18 hours of graduate levels coursework in physical science
  • Some formal teaching experience
  • Interest and commitment to undergraduate education 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively will college committees, campus organizations, and other educational institutions and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Understand the advantages and challenges for developing a quality Physical Science program in a rural community college
  • Able to design goals and assess learning outcomes

Desirable/Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Two or more years of experience teaching in Higher Education
  • Experience in developing new courses and laboratory exercises
  • Proven experience with and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of working, commuting, and other non-traditional community college students
  • Experience and interest in utilizing technology for instructional delivery

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  This position will remain open for applications until an acceptable candidate is found.  To apply, submit detailed letter of application, an Ozarka Employment Application, résumé, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:


Remit to:
Ozarka College
Office of Human Resources
Attention: Physical Science Instructor Search Committee
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-2002/FAX (870) 368-2094

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DeEdra Steed
Contact Information:

Director of Human Resources
Ozarka College
P.O. Box 10
Melbourne, Ar 72556
870.368.2094 fax