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Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the North Central Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The student population is approximately 2,300 students. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Custodian - Woodward Campus

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Sweep, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors.  Dust and clean offices, classrooms, halls, restrooms, and other assigned areas.  Vacuum and shampoo all carpets, rugs, and mats.  Collect and remove trash from interior and exterior of buildings.  Wash walls and windows, chalkboards and marker boards.  Replenish soap, paper towels, and toilet tissue where needed.  Sweep sidewalks, clear snow, and spread ice melt when conditions warrant.  Plant, weed, fertilize, and water flowers, grass, and newly planted trees and shrubbery.  Heavy lifting required which may exceed 50 pounds.

Qualifications: One-year experience in building or institutional custodial work preferred.  Sufficient knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in cleaning operations preferred.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.  Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: ITV (Interactive Television) Assistant - Alva Campus (part-time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Assists the ITV Coordinator with scheduling of classes and coordinating ITV facilitators on the Alva campus. Specific duties include assisting faculty and students all aspects of ITV, scheduling and coordinating all ITV testing, assist with training for faculty and facilitators, maintaining office when Coordinator offsite, assist with maintaining ITV equipment and evaluating ITV equipment on a daily basis.  ITV assistant must be capable of quickly responding to emergency situations in various campus buildings.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Individual should possess excellent people and communication skills. Position requires computer and office skills, and adequate physical stamina for climbing stairs and moving quickly from building to building on occasions.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed University employment application form. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Academic Advisor, Office of Upward Bound

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Academic Advisor will be responsible for the advisement and counseling of students participating in the Upward Bound program. Specific duties include providing participants career exploration opportunities along with student support services, coordinating program and student needs, coordinating curriculum activities, documenting and monitoring student progress, assisting with maintenance of student database, directing tutors for activities, providing presentations at target schools regarding postsecondary enrollment, assisting with recruitment at target schools, obtaining students’ records and evaluating performance of students/project.

Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in education, counseling or closely related field is required. Desired skills include recruiting and relating to disadvantaged students through Upward Bound activities, communicating effectively, multi-tasking and working with deadlines, maintaining confidentiality, interpreting federal policies and regulations, exhibiting organization and attention to detail.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Academic Advisor, Office of Upward Bound Math & Science

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Academic Advisor will be responsible for the advisement and counseling of students participating in the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Specific duties include providing participants career exploration opportunities along with student support services, coordinating program and student needs, coordinating curriculum activities, documenting and monitoring student progress, assisting with maintenance of student database, directing tutors for activities, providing presentations at target schools regarding postsecondary enrollment, assisting with recruitment at target schools, obtaining students’ records and evaluating performance of students/project.

Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in education, counseling or closely related field is required. Desired skills include recruiting and relating to disadvantaged students through Upward Bound activities, communicating effectively, multi-tasking and working with deadlines, maintaining confidentiality, interpreting federal policies and regulations, exhibiting organization and attention to detail.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Custodian (Part-Time) - Woodward Campus

Terms of Employment: Part-time Custodian (29 hours), Woodward Campus

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Sweep, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors.  Dust and clean offices, classrooms, halls, restrooms, and other assigned areas.  Vacuum and shampoo all carpets, rugs, and mats.  Collect and remove trash from interior and exterior of buildings.  Wash walls and windows, chalkboards and marker boards.  Replenish soap, paper towels, and toilet tissue where needed.  Sweep sidewalks, clear snow, and spread ice melt when conditions warrant.  Plant, weed, fertilize, and water flowers, grass, and newly planted trees and shrubbery.  Heavy lifting required which may exceed 50 pounds.

Qualifications: One-year experience in building or institutional custodial work preferred.  Sufficient knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in cleaning operations preferred.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.  Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nursing Division

Available: August, 2014

Terms of Employment: Nine month, full-time position located in Alva, Oklahoma.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Additionally, the faculty member will have the following essential functions: provide effective methods of student evaluation for clinical and class content; actively participate in curriculum planning, development, and revision, demonstrating teaching competencies in the classroom; be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in alternative entry programs; participate in and develop marketing activities designed to recruit students to any nursing program; serve as academic advisor to assigned students; participate in school activities and serve on school committees; assist the Division Chair in recruitment of faculty and students; support and participate in ongoing research within the school and/or initiate studies as an individual or member of a research team; participate in local and state professional nursing associations; collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines; demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service; and participate actively in community service health-care activities. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in nursing or higher education is preferred. A master’s in nursing is required. Two years full-time practice as a registered nurse in a clinical setting and prior teaching experience is preferred.  Other requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills; dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession; and potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma or be able to obtain an Oklahoma license by the time of hire is required.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Bo Hannaford
Dean, School of Professional Studies
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: bshannaford@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and fill out application online at (http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appprof.doc);.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Science Education

Available: August 2014

Terms of Employment: Nine month, full-time tenure track position with possibility of summer school employment.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, advising students, serving on Teacher Education Interview Committees, evaluating Teacher Education Portfolios, and assisting Chair in Program Review and Accreditation Reports.  Faculty responsibilities typically include a 12 hour teaching load per semester, maintaining an agenda of scholarship appropriate to our mission, committee service, service to community/institution/profession and other duties as assigned. Local travel is required to evaluate student teachers in Health and Sports Science Education.

Qualifications: Master Degree is required, Doctorate preferred.  Candidate must maintain strict confidentiality and work well with other faculty and staff within the University. Candidate needs experience working in K-12 school setting.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Bo Hannaford
Dean, School of Professional Studies
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: bshannaford@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Instructor/Assistant Professor of English

Available: August 2014

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach courses in developmental English, composition, advanced composition, and/or technical writing. Additional responsibilities include serving as director of developmental English, training adjuncts for composition courses, participation in program assessment, and curricular development. The department is looking for an innovative individual to bring fresh ideas to developmental courses and to reenergize composition courses. Subsequently, candidates are asked to submit a developmental or composition syllabus as well as an “approach to teaching composition statement” that describes their innovativeness in the classroom.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred. Proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity. If hired, the master’s degree candidate is expected to begin work on a Ph.D. with a composition/rhetoric specialization.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Mike Knedler
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jmknedler@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three professional references, a developmental or composition syllabus, and an “approach to teaching composition” statement.

Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Production Assistant - Printing Services (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits. Candidates will be responsible for the following: waiting on customers; delivering finished print jobs around campus; copying, folding, stapling, assembling, trimming of printed materials, and perform other tasks as designated by the Coordinator of Printing Services. Candidates must be able to carry out specific oral and/or written instructions. This position will involve manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions. Desired working hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. but times are negotiable.

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Assistant Professor - Education Division

Available: August 13, 2014

Terms of Employment: Nine month, full-time tenure track position.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: The position will be responsible for teaching content, theory and application to potential educators, supervising student teachers, advising, serving on various administrative, faculty, and standing committees as assigned, assisting in the development and submission process of program reviews for accreditation, as well as producing scholarly activity throughout the year.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate is preferred, Master’s is required. Public School teaching experience is wanted as well as experience in school administration. Must have the ability to integrate technology and education.

Send Information to:

Dr. Bo Hannaford
Dean, School of Professional Studies
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: bshannaford@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete a NWOSU application for faculty employment (http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appprof.doc). Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Assistant Professor of Social Work - Undergraduate Social Work Field Education

Available: August 2014

Duties and Responsibilities: The Director of Social Work Field Education will develop and manage the field education component of the BSW program, develop and oversee field policies, maintain relationships with community agencies and field instructors, lead field orientations and trainings, and teach generalist practice social work curriculum in the program. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements of the position include an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, with at least two years of post-MSW social work practice experience. Preferred applicants will have a doctoral degree, experience in social work field education, familiarity with CSWE EPAS standards, and be licensed as a professional social worker.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Mike Knedler
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jmknedler@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume or personal data sheet with contact information for three professional references.

Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Assistant or Associate Professor of English, Tenure Track

Available: August 2014

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach courses in American Lit as well as Comp.  Other assignments may include Film, Ethics, and Philosophy courses. Additional responsibilities include student advising, plus participation in program assessment and curriculum development.   Potential also exists for the successful candidate to be considered for department chair.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required.  Proven record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional activity.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Mike Knedler
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jmknedler@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references.

Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Digital Resources and Metadata Librarian

Available: Immediately. Open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include:  (1 the creation and maintenance of cataloging, classification, and metadata records for library materials; 2) the development and maintenance of digital resources including those purchased through vendors and those created in-house.  Faculty responsibilities include serving on university committees, keeping abreast of new developments in library service through study and reading, attending professional meetings and other duties as assigned.  To apply, send: 1) Letter of interest; 2) NWOSU application for faculty employment (http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appprof.doc)  ; 3) Vita; 4) Transcripts (unofficial acceptable with application - official needed if invited for visit); 5) Names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Employment is contingent upon acceptable results of a criminal background check.  EEO/AA/Title IX.

Qualifications: Master of Library and Information Studies from a library school accredited by the American Library Association.  Working knowledge of cataloging standards required.

Please visit our Web page at http://www.nwosu.edu/library  for additional information about the university and Library Services.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Theatre Assistant (Part-Time)

Duties and Responsibilities: The part time theatre staff member will collaborate with NWOSU Theatre Faculty, NWOSU Theatre Students, NWOSU employees and off campus groups to present entertainment and educational events in Herod Hall Auditorium.

Qualifications: Ability to provide instruction and direction to students or unskilled helpers; ability to work varying work hours/times as needed to meet production and performance schedules; knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound, scenery, drops, draperies, and related; knowledge of and evidence of scenic and lighting design experience; knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, equipment, and materials of the carpentry trade and scenery construction; knowledge of the quality and use of various woods;  ability to determine materials needed for carpentry and building projects; skill in the use of hand tools, equipment, and materials used in the construction and design of: setting, lighting, sound, and projections. Climbing stairs, heavy lifting, hanging lights, moving lumber and flats, no fear of heights and stamina required.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Campus Police Reserve Officer (Part Time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits. Responsible for patrolling the campus, securing buildings, working investigations and accident scenes; making arrests for violators of state laws and preparing associated documentation; enforcing traffic and parking regulations, issuing citations, impounding vehicles and directing traffic; working special events as needed. This position will require working some nights and weekends and job-related travel. Performs other tasks as designated by the Chief of Campus Police.

Qualifications: High School diploma required, College degree preferred. Must be CLEET certified or CLEET certifiable within 12 months of employment.

Send Information to:

Tami Cooper
Human Resources Director
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants must list specific job openings on their application form and cover letter in order to be included in the applicant pool for that opening.

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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

This institution, in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal laws and regulations, and to the extent required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717, (580) 327-8415.