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Career Opportunities

Biology Faculty

Ozarka College seeks applicants for a Biological Sciences faculty position. The position is a 9-month full-time faculty position requiring a minimum 15 credit hours of instruction per semester beginning in the Fall semester of 2019

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of freshman and sophomore courses including, but not limited to, General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Body Structure and Function, and Microbiology.   This position will be based at the Main Ozarka College Campus in Melbourne but may include teaching assignments at the Ash Flat, Mountain View or Mammoth Spring campuses, 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 Biology or a Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate level coursework in Biology
  • 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 quality Science offerings at a rural community college 

Desirable/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability and credentials to teach in multiple scientific disciplines. In addition to the required credentials for Biology listed above, consideration will be given to individuals who also have academic credentials to teach the physical sciences in addition to biology (an additional 18 graduate credit hours in the physical sciences).
  • Two or more years of experience teaching in Higher Education
  • Experience in developing new courses and laboratory exercises
  • Experience with and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of working, commuting, and other non-traditional community college students 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Review of applications will begin May 20, 2019. 

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  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: Biology Faculty Search Committee
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-2002/FAX (870) 368-2094

Adobe PDF Document Ozarka College Application (PDF)

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