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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: Financial Manager (Foundation)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the fiscal management and the maintenance of the accounting records for the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. Individual will enter, balance and maintain fund accounting records, as well as produce regular and unscheduled reports for various meetings and individuals of the University and the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. Individual will prepare for the Foundation’s annual audit and will be responsible for the management of the Foundation payroll. Individual will proactively assist in the management of all of the Foundation’s investment assets to ensure the maximum distribution of funds to the University and its students. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent work experience in a related field preferred. 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 the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association.

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: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Art

Available: August 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching studio art classes in drawing and painting plus courses in art appreciation and art history. The successful candidate will direct the minor in studio art program, including budget management, curriculum development, recruitment, student advising, management of exhibitions and activities, and management of studios and facilities. 

Qualifications: M.F.A. in drawing, painting, illustration or related 2D field preferred.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference given to applications received by May 1.

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: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mass Communications - Journalism (Tenure-track)

Available: August 2015

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching the following courses in mass communications:  Beginning News Reporting, Feature Writing, Photojournalism, Desktop Publishing, News Editing, Multimedia Journalism, and Law and Ethics.  Curriculum development, program assessment, print media advisement, online media advisement, and student recruitment are also required.  Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites is highly desirable. 

Qualifications: Masters degree required.  Ph.D. preferred. Practical experience 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: Institutional Research Specialist - Alva Campus

Availability: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The Institutional Research Specialist is responsible for handling internal and external requests for institutional data, which includes consulting with and providing data and interpretation to administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external parties.  This position serves as the primary IPEDS keyholder for the University and is responsible for annual IPEDS reporting.  The Institutional Research Specialsit also assists offices with the Jenzabar PX software and performs some routine duties for these offices.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required.  Familiarity with Jenzabar PX administrative software 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 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: Career Services Coordinator/Transfer Recruiter

Availability: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with university benefit package.  Located at the Office of Recruitment on the Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Career Services Coordinator/Transfer Recruiter counsels and recruits prospective students to Northwestern and assists in various functions servicing transfer students, as well as University faculty and staff.  Specific duties include recruitment management of a specific geographical area to meet specified enrollment goals, host campus visitations, telephone recruitment, coordinate junior college visits and recruitment functions in assigned area, develop new materials for recruiting.   Duties include the operation of the Career Services office, with emphasis on developing career planning programs, assisting students in preparing for and securing internships and employment, and networking with employers to promote Northwestern graduates. Will serve as the lead person for all Junior/Community College recruiting efforts for Northwestern.  This position will be responsible for organizing career fairs that may originate on any of the three campuses.  This job will require work beyond the typical work day as well as occasional weekends and overnight travel.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Desired skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency of computer applications, including Microsoft Office, high degree of organization and attention to detail, and ability to be self-motivated and work independently.

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: Academic Success Center Director

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: 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: 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: 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.