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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: 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 (Internal)

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: Custodian - Alva Campus

Availability: 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: Major Gift Officer

Availability: Jan 15, 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for research, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Individual must possess superb communication skills to include writing (this will include co-developing professional, written proposals), speaking and listening. Individual should convey a positive and contagious spirit, and should be able to speak on multiple subjects that would interest a potential donor. The highly-qualified individual will possess a wide variety of interests and experience that will serve as a basis for highly intellectual discussions with myriad alums and community members of varied backgrounds. Other qualifications include the ability to work with administration, faculty and staff; the ability to work with students in a pleasant and helpful manner; and a working knowledge of higher education. Specific understanding of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, as well as the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is also helpful.

Closing Date: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Send a letter of inquiry and resume to:

Allen E. (Skeeter) Bird
Chief Executive Officer
Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association
709 Oklahoma Blvd.,
Alva, OK 73717
Email: aebird@nwosu.edu


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: Chair, Division of Education

Available: July 1, 2015 

Terms of Employment: Twelve 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 Chair will be responsible for leading and evaluating faculty members and maintenance of all programs, curriculum, budget, assessment system, and operations of the Division of Education. Specific duties include the recruitment and retention of faculty, recruitment and advisement of student’s, developing the schedule and rotation of schedule, leadership on all accreditation efforts, attend all OEQA and OACTE meetings and selected classroom instruction.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate is required. Public School Teaching and or Administration experience required.  Strong knowledge of accreditation preferred.

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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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.