Career Opportunities

Skilled Trades Faculty

Ozarka College seeks applicants for a full-time faculty member to teach the Skilled Trades curriculum (basic manufacturing skills) as part of the Precision Machining Technology (PMT) curriculum, Welding curriculum, and other technical education fields.  Skilled Trades is an introductory course that prepares students for careers in manufacturing.  The Skilled Trades Instructor, acting under the direction of the Division Chair of Applied Science and Technology and the college Provost, will play a pivotal role in instruction of the Ozarka’s Technical Education offerings related to manufacturing.  The ideal candidate should be able to teach in the areas of basic math, communications, measurement, blueprint interpretation, assembly, and basic mechatronics.  The Skilled Trades Instructor position is a full time 9-month faculty appointment and will include teaching assignments at Ozarka’s three technical labs in Ash Flat, Melbourne, and Mountain View.  This position will begin August 2022.  The Skilled Trades faculty member will be responsible for providing high-quality instruction and maintaining a positive, safe learning environment for students that will prepare them for successful entry into the workplace. Additional responsibilities include course development, assessment, participation in campus committees and activities, student mentorship, and other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An earned Associate’s degree and a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in a related field. 
  • Ability to teach basic mathematics, communications, measurement, blueprints, assembly, and basic mechatronics.
  • Broad knowledge of technical skills, workplace safety and manufacturing processes. 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned Bachelors’ Degree from a regionally-accredited institution plus two years’ of related experience in a related field.
  • Previous teaching experience at the High School or College level in technical related programs. 

Job Description Summary:

  • Demonstrate skill, knowledge, and abilities in teaching the Skilled Trades curriculum.  
  • Teach assigned courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional need.  Locations may include all Ozarka College locations, High School locations, and local work places. 
  • Make continuous efforts to advance the quality of instruction.
  • Develop and use a variety of teaching methods and materials to assist and mentor students who have differing educational and experiential backgrounds in meeting the course outcomes. 
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course outcomes. Review, evaluate, recommend, and effectively use student learning materials.
  • Maintain appropriate professional relationships with students, colleagues, and community members.

College Wide:

  • Seek and implement activities, services and programs which assure that Ozarka College is a vibrant contributor to the quality of life of the North Central Arkansas and Ozark Mountain region.
  • Treat all who choose to use the College’s resources with dignity.
  • Challenge all learners to maximize their potential.
  • Implement systems whereby all learners are given the opportunity to accept the challenges and responsibilities for learning and growing as students and citizens.
  • Promote and help develop a College environment of respect, dignity and cooperation where ideas, questioning and the continued pursuit of self-development are valued as a means toward learning and grow.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin June 10, 2022 

Open Until Filled.

Continued employment is contingent upon program enrollment and growth.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  To apply, submit detailed letter of application, an Ozarka Employment Application, resume’, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references 

Remit to:
Ozarka College
Office of Human Resources
Attention: Skilled Trades Faculty 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