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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: Academic Success Center Director (Internal)

Available: June 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: The Academic Success Center Director administers standardized tests, coordinates student tutors, and assists faculty and students with academic tutoring issues. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.  Experience in remedial education is desirable.

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 signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty-Administration-Professional Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume or personal data sheet with contact information for three professional references.  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 or Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Bands

Available: August 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary duties include directing the university marching and concert bands and the university jazz ensemble.  Additional responsibilities include teaching applied instrumental music, instrumental techniques and methods courses, and supervising student teachers in instrumental music.  Demonstrated ability to recruit students and build an outstanding collegiate band program highly desirable. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding instrumental music director who will provide artistic leadership for the university marching band, concert band, and the university jazz ensemble.  Candidates must clearly demonstrate a successful track record in leading marching and concert bands, with teaching experience at both university and public school levels desired.

Closing Date: Open until 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 an application letter and curriculum vitae with contact information for at least five 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: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music

Available: August 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching music appreciation, applied voice, and accompanying duties. Additional responsibilities may include teaching music theory and music history as needed. Demonstrated abilities in both classroom teaching, applied vocal teaching and accompanying are highly desired. 

Qualifications: Masters degree required.  Ph.D. preferred.

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: Cashier - Enid Campus

Availability: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular 12-month full-time position with University’s benefit package.  Located on the NWOSU Enid Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: Processing payments and billing of student accounts, disbursing financial aid funds and refunds and cross-trained in Registry Office duties such as admissions, enrollment and transcript processes at the Enid branch campus.

Qualifications: One to two years experience working in a high traffic (telephone and walk-in) office environment preferred. Desired skills include:  excellent written, listening, and verbal communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality; proficiency in Microsoft computer applications; organization and attention to detail; and ability to be self-motivated, and work independently.  Service-minded attitude necessary for success in this position.  Position requires ability to work effectively and professionally with Administration, supervisors, faculty, staff, and part-time workers in employment-related matters. Incumbent must be willing and able to attend several training opportunities throughout the year.

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 or Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

Available: August 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching courses in American History, Geography, or Sociology; advising Social Science Education majors; participating in student recruitment and program assessment; nurturing collaboration with area public schools. 

Qualifications: Masters degree required.  Ph.D. preferred.

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 Professor of Social Work - Undergraduate Social Work Field Education

Available: August 2015

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/Associate Professor of Accounting

Available: August 11, 2015 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate level accounting courses, as qualified and assigned. The position will be based on the Alva or Woodward campus, with travel to other campuses. Faculty responsibilities typically include a 12 hour teaching load per semester, advising, assessment, maintaining an agenda of scholarship appropriate to our mission, committee service, service to community/institution/profession and other duties as assigned. Individuals with teaching experience in web-based instruction and instructional television desirable.

Preferred qualifications are (1) doctorate in Accounting and CPA, or (2) JD+CPA. ACBSP academic qualification to teach in accounting and another business discipline is desirable. College teaching and relevant work experience preferred. Minimum Qualifications: CPA plus one of the following: Ph.D. (Accounting), DBA (Accounting) or JD, or otherwise academically qualified under ACBSP standards in Accounting required for tenure track. ABDs will be considered for Instructor appointment conditional upon completion of doctorate within one year (position converted to tenure track with credit for year as Instructor upon receiving doctorate).

ACBSP professionally qualified individuals with a business-related master's degree and CPA may be considered for Professional in Residence appointment on a year-to-year basis.  Professional in Residence would teach 27 hours per academic year and have reduced scholarly activities expectations.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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) Evidence of teaching effectiveness; 6) Syllabi for all courses taught past two academic semesters (three academic quarters); 7) Statement of teaching philosophy; and 8) Names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of five professional references (preferably at least one former student).

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


Position Available: Assistant Professor - Psychology

Available: August 11, 2015 

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 undergraduate and graduate students, advising, serving on various administrative, faculty, and standing committees as assigned, assisting in the development and submission process of portfolio reviews for graduate school, as well as producing scholarly activity throughout the year.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in psychology or counseling related field is preferred, Master’s is required. Must have the ability to integrate technology and education.

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 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: Title III Academic Advisor

Availability: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with university benefit package.  Work location is within the Title III office in the Fine Arts building on the Northwestern Alva campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing intrusive, case management advising to underprepared and low-income university students whose ACT scores are below 23.  Title III advisors communicate regularly with their assigned students and faculty and other academic advisors.  The academic advisors may teach several sections of Ranger Connection, the universities freshmen orientation course. Each advisor monitors and evaluates student satisfaction and quality of their academic advising and adjusts their work accordingly. Advisors also respond to institutional reporting needs and produce reports that clearly convey their work to the Director. Advisors participate in professional development related to their job duties and overall SIP objectives. Each advisor works closely with the Director and, at times, the external evaluator related to evaluation of their work and the overall Title III project.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred).  Desired qualities include:  knowledge and experience in working with underprepared students and underrepresented population; ability to work with a diverse student population; working knowledge of advising and counseling procedures at the university level; well-developed computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Additional Terms of Employment:

  • Twelve-month grant position with benefits.  Note:  this position is only available during the five-year grant term
  • Regular, fulltime employment with RUSO (Regional University System of Oklahoma)
  • Salary: $25,022
  • Federal Funds of $1.57M fund 100% of this five-year sponsored project.  No non-governmental funding sources will be used.

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 signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty-Administration-Professional 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: Coordinator of Sponsored Programs

Availability: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: The position requires consulting with administration, faculty and staff to determine short and long-term funding needs; locating external funding sources and writing grant proposals; providing training and serving as compliance resource person for Northwestern personnel. The position also works closely with the Business Office and the Payroll Office to ensure accurate and timely expenditure of funds.  The position also will create and manage a database and annual report tracking all funding activities and will serve as liaison with sponsoring agencies.  The position will chair the Grants Oversight Committee, Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  Management of specified grants may also be required. Will perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred. At least two years of administrative experience in grant writing and management, or closely related experience is 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 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: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Available: August 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching undergraduate computer science courses.  This includes, but is not limited to:  the development of course syllabi, developing and updating teaching materials, holding office hours, maintaining records of grades and class attendance, and assigning final grades.  Additionally, an Assistant Professor/Instructor of Computer Science is expected to advise undergraduate students through the enrollment process, serve on assigned university standing committees, attend departmental meetings, and to help with departmental tasks such as:  selection of textbooks, changes/updates in the curriculum, departmental assessment, selection of departmental scholarships, and other department-specific projects. 

Additional responsibilities include:  Involvement in professional and scholarly activity in field of study through attendance at conferences and workshops, membership in professional organizations and/or research;  performing other work-related duties as assigned such as involvement with campus projects related to the Math & Computer Science department.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred. Teaching experience highly desirable.

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: General Maintenance - Alva Campus

Availability: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in building forms, pouring and finishing cement; repairing appliances; erecting partitions and installing ceilings; painting walls and woodwork. Change air-conditioner filters, unplug drains, repair faucets, replace fluorescent light tubes.  Repair equipment and do building maintenance.  Mow grass with small tractor or self-propelled riding mower.  Operate jackhammer, and occasionally operate trucks, forklifts, front end loaders, and mechanized equipment incidental to regular work assignments.  Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds.  Perform job-related work as required and assigned, and assist in emergencies when called upon.

Qualifications: Knowledge of the types and uses of common hand tools, materials, and standard equipment used in maintenance construction and repair.  Knowledge of precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized construction and maintenance equipment.  Ability to understand and carry out specific oral or written instructions in an efficient manner.  Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.

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 with contact information for three professional references. 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: Chair, Psychology

Available: July 1, 2015 

Terms of Employment: Nine month, full-time tenure track position with summer school employment available.  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 Chair will be responsible for leading and evaluating faculty members and maintenance of all programs, curriculum, budget, and operations within the Department of Psychology. Specific duties include the recruitment and retention of faculty, recruitment and advisement of student’s, development of the schedule and rotation of schedule, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a psychology or counseling field is required.  Must have ability to maintain confidentiality.

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: Assistant Professor - Education Division

Available: August 11, 2015 

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 special education. Must have the ability to integrate technology and education.

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 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 - Education Division

Available: January 12, 2015 

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 and experience in school administration is preferred. Must have the ability to integrate technology and education.

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 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: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mass Communication - Broadcast Journalism

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching broadcast, multimedia, and introductory mass communication courses.  Specific courses will include Introduction to Mass Communication, Audio and Video Production, Broadcast Writing and Announcing, Broadcast News, and Television and Radio Production.  Additional responsibilities may include curriculum development, program assessment, recruitment, and student advisement.  Advanced knowledge of non-linear editing software including Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition is desirable, as well as the ability to troubleshoot technical issues with production studios.

Qualifications: Masters degree required.  Ph.D. preferred.

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Available: Campus Police (Part-Time) - Enid Campus

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: :  This position is part-time without benefits.  Responsible for patrolling the campus, securing buildings, 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.

Send Information to:

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


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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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.