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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.

One-Year Lecturer in English

Available: August 2016

Duties and Responsibilities: The lecturer position is a full-time position. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 30 credit hours of developmental English and composition annually, with the possibility of teaching general education courses in an area of additional specialization (e.g., humanities, philosophy, or ethics). The lecturer position is non-tenure track and carries no expectation of committee participation or student advisement. However, the lecturer should be prepared to participate in department activities and meetings. Applicants are asked to submit a course outline for a developmental or composition course and a statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching composition (3 pages maximum).

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Composition/Rhetoric or writing required, doctorate preferred. Proven 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. James Bell
Dean of Faculty
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jlbell@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three professional references, a course outline for a developmental or composition course, and a statement of approach to teaching composition.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Chief of Police

Available: Immediately.

Terms of Employment: Regular, Full-Time, 12-month position with university benefits package.  Position based on the Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Patrols the area of NWOSU campus on foot or in a motor vehicle and is in radio contact with Alva City Police Department, Enid Police Department or any department they may work with and other NWOSU campus officers and employees.
  • Must have knowledge of the jurisdiction, being aware not only of the physical characteristics and geographical boundaries, but also of the normal routine of events.
  • Interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects, preparing reports which may serve as the basis for criminal prosecution or other subsequent actions.
  • Conducts investigations of crime and accident scenes to gather and preserve physical evidence.
  • Arrests violators of city ordinances and state law, serving criminal arrest warrants, and escorting prisoners to a detention facility, preparing associated documentation.
  • Enforces traffic and parking regulations, cites offenders, and directs traffic, impounding vehicles and preparing associated documentation.
  • Provides first aid at the Basic Life Support level.
  • Serves as a courier transporting cash, negotiable instruments, and other items, materials and documents to and from various financial institutions and campus offices.
  • Provides security as required for special events, including but not limited to social events, athletic contests, artistic presentations, public expressions, civil disturbances, large-scale criminal incidents and other emergencies.
  • Participates in training and public education program presentation, assisting in conducting internal in-service training programs.
  • Performs other tasks designated by the Chief of Campus Police.
  • May require travel.

Qualifications:

  • Must be certified or certifiable as a Peace Officer by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). Certification must be completed within the first twelve months of employment unless an extension is granted by CLEET.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license upon employment.
  • Should obtain and maintain current CPR certification.
  • Primary personal characteristics should include integrity, loyalty, leadership, empathy, understanding, stability and maturity.
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred – preferred major in law enforcement, psychology or related field.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
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 Non-Exempt Staff 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.


Student Support Services - Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately.  This is a grant funded position. The grant is a five-year TRiO-SSS grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is in its first year. Funding for the grant is 86% ($1.04M) federal funds and 14% ($138,830) NWOSU funds

Terms of Employment: Regular, half-time, 12-month position without university benefits package.  Position based on the NWOSU Alva Campus.  The successful candidate supports nearly all TRiO-SSS grant staff and activities but is primarily responsible for accurate documentation of project expenditures, data entry of required student information, provision of financial reports and secure storage of student records. The salary specified in the grant is $14,500 for year one of the grant.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Create all purchase orders, all staff employment transactions, and official database.
  • Maintain all grant financial records and reports under the supervision of the project director.
  • Provide reception services for students seeking appointments with project staff.
  • Update the project web page and social media accounts.
  • Aid and assist the grant staff in work with project participants, tutors and mentors.
  • Ensure storage of student records and other project documentation is secure and promptly filed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the project director.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of computer applications and office equipment required.
  • Professional grammar and communication skills required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is required.
  • Effective skills in working within a diverse community.
  • Excellent human relations and customer service skills required.
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To Apply Send:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. NWOSU application for Non-Exempt Staff Positions (https://nwosu.publishpath.com/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appstaff.doc?a=1)
  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

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
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.


Carpenter

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, Full-Time, 12-month position with university benefits package.  Position based on the Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Plans, supervises, and carries out skilled carpentry work in building maintenance, new construction, and additions to existing structures.
  • Determines materials and supplies needed for maintenance and repairs on various types of buildings, sheds, scaffolds, forms, frames, fences and other structures.
  • Builds and repairs bridges, culverts, park benches, roadside tables, and signs.
  • Alters, repairs, and maintains doors, floors, partitions, roofs, stairways, windows, screens, and other wooden fixtures.
  • Repairs or replaces wooden parts on truck beds, wagons, machinery, equipment, Venetian blinds, and awnings.
  • Fits and glazes glass windows and doors.
  • Reconstructs, alters or repairs tables, chairs, benches, counters, lockers, shelves, and window frames.
  • Makes rough sketches and estimates the cost of new structures and repair work, preparing preliminary requisitions.
  • Does skilled hand and bench work in a carpentry shop.
  • Cleans, sharpens, oils, repairs, and operates planers, joiners, power saws, routers, drill presses, and other wood-working equipment.
  • Instructs and trains semi-skilled and unskilled helpers, assigning tasks and checking work in progress and upon completion.
  • Keeps time, material, and job records for assigned work details.
  • Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds.
  • Performs related work as required and assigned.
  • Assists in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in skilled carpentry work or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience in carpentry trade.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Skill in altering, maintaining, and repairing wood and wood-substitute articles, fixtures and structures, including glass, flooring and roof installation.
  • Skill in estimating time, materials, and costs and in supervising unskilled helpers.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints and sketches and accurately following written and oral instructions.
  • Sufficient knowledge of materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in carpentry and of safety precautions of the trade.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
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.


Grounds Keeper - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Performs routine duties generally associated with grounds work including, but not limited to, mowing, edging, watering, planting foliage, trimming foliage, and cleaning up the University’s campus grounds.  Prepares and maintains beds for shrubs, flowers and ground cover.  Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of campus grounds equipment. Assists in removal of snow, ice, and other debris from sidewalks and parking areas.  Operates a variety of tools and hazardous equipment commonly associated with grounds work including, but not limited to, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, hoes, shovels, mechanical lawn mower and snow removal equipment.  Attends workshops and in-services as may be required.  Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds.  Assists other departmental staff as needed.  Performs related work as required and assigned.  Assists in emergency situations as called upon.  Special Working Conditions: Required to work outside normal work hours to perform routine work that cannot be performed during normal hours, such as watering, ice and snow control, trash removal, etc.  Must be able to work flexible hours outside in inclement weather, as well as in extreme heat or cold.  Handles hazardous chemicals.  May work in an environment that contains high levels of dust; operate equipment with dangerous noise levels; and handle odoriferous chemicals.  Expected to cheerfully assist other departmental staff as needed.  Performs related work as required and assigned.  Assists in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience in proper pruning, foliage trimming and care preferred.  Basic reading, writing and mathematical skills preferred.  Good attitude and ability to work effectively with others preferred.  Ability to concentrate on the job at hand and to safely and efficiently tackle each job assigned.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Residence Hall Supervisor (Ament Hall)

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 11-month position, with University benefit package.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Hall Supervisor’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: day to day operation of a residence hall to include supervision of employees and residents; responsibility for the educational advancement, social development, and safety of the residents; working with public constituencies; developing, promoting, and implementing various residence hall activities within the administered budget.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or university housing experience preferred.  Well-developed computer skills, oral and written communication skills, and organization skills are essential.  The ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting is imperative.  The Hall Supervisor must have enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience working with students and show commitment to a student’s academic, social, and personal success within the residence halls.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Residence Hall Supervisor (South Hall)

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 11-month position, with University benefit package.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Hall Supervisor’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: day to day operation of a residence hall to include supervision of employees and residents; responsibility for the educational advancement, social development, and safety of the residents; working with public constituencies; developing, promoting, and implementing various residence hall activities within the administered budget.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or university housing experience preferred.  Well-developed computer skills, oral and written communication skills, and organization skills are essential.  The ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting is imperative.  The Hall Supervisor must have enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience working with students and show commitment to a student’s academic, social, and personal success within the residence halls.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Campus Police Officer - Alva

Available: Immediately.

Terms of Employment:   Regular, full-time 12-month position, with university benefit package.  Located at the Alva NWOSU Campus Police Office.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Patrols NWOSU campus on foot or in motor vehicle, maintaining radio contact with Alva City Police Department and other NWOSU Campus Officers and employees. Must have knowledge of the jurisdiction, being aware not only of the physical characteristics and geographical boundaries, but also of the normal routine of events on campus.  Interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects; prepares reports which may serve as the basis for criminal prosecution or other subsequent actions.  Conducts legal investigations of crime and accident scenes to gather and preserve physical evidence.  Arrests violators of state law, serves criminal arrest warrants, and escorts prisoners to detention facility.  Enforces traffic and parking regulations, cites offenders, directs traffic, and impounds vehicles.  Provides first aid at the basic life-support level.  Provides security as required for special events, which includes social events, athletic contests, artistic presentations, public expressions, civil disturbances, large-scale criminal incidents, and other emergencies.  Participates in training and public education program presentations; assists with internal in-service training programs.  Performs other tasks designated by the Chief of Campus Police.  Occasional travel required.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Major in law enforcement, psychology or related field preferred.  Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license upon employment.  Must be certified (or certifiable) as a Peace Officer by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.  Should obtain and maintain current CPR certification.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Adjunct Instructor of English

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching Writing and Literacy (remedial course) and/or Composition I & II courses.

Qualifications: Masters in English required.  Preference given to candidates with teaching experience.

Position open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Kathryn Lane
 Chair, Dept. of English, Foreign Language, & Humanities
 Northwestern Oklahoma State University
 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
 Alva, OK 73717
 Email: kelane@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide an application letter and curriculum vitae with contact information for at least 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.


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.