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Career Opportunities


Culinary Arts Instructor

Ozarka College seeks applicants for a full-time Instructor of Culinary Arts in our Culinary Arts Program beginning in the Spring 2024 semester.  The position is a 9-month full-time faculty position.This position, working under the direction of the Division Chair of Applied Science and Technology and collaborating with the Culinary Lead Faculty, ensures excellence in learning by providing high-quality instruction.

The person filling this position will be expected to teach 15 credit hours of culinary coursework per semester, as well as be responsible for the following:

  • Work with the Culinary Lead Faculty to develop course syllabi and teaching resources, as well as provide instruction for assigned courses.
  • Work with the Culinary Lead Faculty to support Ozarka key events, such as Foundation Fundraisers, Student Support Services events, Board of Trustee events, and other College events as required by the Provost/President.
  • Work effectively with the Division Chairperson and the Provost to develop, enhance, grow, and promote curriculum and the program.  This includes the recruiting of students.
  • Effectively advise and register culinary students.
  • Develop culinary continuing education opportunities for community members in the culinary arts.
  • Integrate culinary students into various catering events.

Other duties include: participation in departmental activities, institutional committee assignment, assessment, and appropriate professional development activities relevant for the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An Associate Degree from an accredited culinary arts or hospitality program.
  • Demonstrated background in baking-specific instruction.
  • Three years of related work experience.
  • Current ServSafe certification or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of a computer as it relates to specific position requirements.
  • Two years teaching experience preferred.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Review of applications will begin November 13, 2023.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  To apply, submit detailed letter of application, an Ozarka Employment Application, résumé, copies of culinary certifications, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. 

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

Adobe PDF Document Ozarka College Application (PDF)

Ozarka College and the State of Arkansas does not discriminate in access to employment opportunities or in employment or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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DeEdra Steed
Director of HR
Contact Information:

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