Employment Overview

Employment

Job Openings at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 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. 

We offer a number of exciting employment opportunities in an environment that supports personal and professional growth. The University offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive healthcare insurance package, and participation in the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System. A list of job openings and their descriptions is provided below.

Our application forms at right are fillable PDFs. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print these documents. If you do not have this program installed on your computer, you can download a free copy at: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html#reader.

Please read all instructions carefully before downloading and installing. These fillable PDF forms work best in Google Chrome, but in Firefox you will need to save the form first to enable the fillable PDF. Please contact Human Resources at apply@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8530 if you would prefer to receive a paper copy of any application form.

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.

Employee benefits information is provided at the link above. You also may view the Northwestern Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, available for all current and prospective students and employees.


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.


 

Shuttle Driver - Student Services

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: This position is on an as-needed basis and does not guarantee weekly hours. Most hours will be obtained at the start and end of each semester with occasional hours around school breaks.

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits.  Candidates will be responsible for shuttling students to and from various locations, including but not limited to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport in Wichita, KS and Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Candidates must have a clean driving record and have personal vehicle insurance.

Send Information to:

Megan Patel      
International Student Office
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: mlpatel@nwosu.edu

Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Campus Police Officer (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits.  Responsible for patrolling the campus, securing buildings, working investigations and accident scenes;  making arrests for violators of state laws and preparing associated documentation; enforcing traffic and parking regulations, issuing citations, impounding vehicles and directing traffic; working special events as needed.  This position will require working some nights and weekends and job-related travel.  Performs other tasks as designated by the Chief of Campus Police.  Part-time and reserve police officers may work up to 29 hours per week, but are required to work a minimum of one eight-hour shift per week.

Qualifications: High School diploma required, College degree preferred.  Must be full-time CLEET certified or CLEET  or Reserve CLEET certified...or certifiable within 6 months of employment.

Send Information to:

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Adjunct Instructor of English

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching Composition I & II courses.

Qualifications: Masters in English preferred. 18 graduate-level credits in English required.  Preference given to candidates with teaching experience.

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide an application letter, curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three professional references, and a Composition syllabus. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Adjunct Clinical Faculty - BSN Program

Available: August 19, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels.  Collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines.  Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service.

Qualifications: Must meet the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s requirements for Nursing Faculty.  Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required.  Prior teaching experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession. Potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education.  Currently licensed as Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells     
Chair and Professor
Charles Morton Share Division of Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: scwells@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete a NWOSU application for faculty employment. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Admissions Counselor/Recruiter

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Admissions Counselor/Recruiter counsels and recruits prospective students to Northwestern and assists in various functions in servicing new students.  Specific duties include: recruitment management of a specified / assigned geographical area set forth by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment to meet specified enrollment goals, host campus visitations, telephone recruitment, coordinate high schools visits and recruitment functions in assigned area, develop new materials for recruiting, and participate in all marketing activities of the Recruitment Office and any other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment.  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.  Recruiting experience is desired.

Send Information to:

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

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Systems and Discovery Services Librarian

Available: November 1, 2019

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month faculty position, non-tenure track with university benefit package. Located at the Alva NWOSU Campus Library. Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Manages and maintains the Integrated Library System; completes the cataloging, classification and metadata creation for all library materials; utilizes new cataloging standards as developed such as RDA; contributes new bibliographic records to OCLC’s WorldCat and corrects errors in NW’s records; uses MARC, AACR2, metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries; develops and manages discovery tools for library resources; provides oversight of the processing of tangible library resources; prepares administrative and statistical reports relevant to work responsibilities; provides support for the ILS cataloging module; manages the electronic databases purchased by library services; collaborates with library faculty in developing strategies for organizing, presenting, and preserving digital objects and archival collection; assists the Library Services Director with collection development; provides instruction in the use of library resources; engages in professional development; drives to workshops, professional meetings, and training as needed; performs other work-related duties as assigned; cooperates as a team member with other library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations; assists in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications:  Master of Library and Information Studies from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or such degree on track for completion within one year of hire date. Organizational skills; analytical and problem solving skills; computer skills; good communication skills, ability to effectively balance accuracy of work and efficiency in productivity, should strive to keep abreast of new developments in library and information science through study, continuing education and professional reading is essential. Self-motivation and strong work ethic, along with time management skills are especially important. Requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administration.

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
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 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Systems Analyst - Alva Campus

Available: 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 Systems Analyst is responsible for installing new hardware and software on the Alva, Enid, and Woodward campuses, overseeing student use computer labs, supporting campus Interactive Television Studios, and providing help desk services to students, faculty, and staff.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or related area preferred.  Computer hardware and software experience required.  Experience in networking, Windows Operating systems, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office suite of applications required.  Audio/Visual experience preferred.

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Sports Performance Coach

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Located in the Alva NWOSU Department of Athletics.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: In charge of strength and conditioning activities of all Northwestern Athletics programs by providing expert instruction in the uses of weight machines and conditioning equipment while being able to tailor workouts to the specific needs of each program or individual student-athlete.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of Northwestern, the GAC, NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or higher preferred in strength training, physical education, kinesiology or related field
  • Experience playing or coaching in sports performance at the collegiate level or above
  • Knowledge of Russian Conjugate Periodization and Varied Resistance Training
  • Professional certification in the field of Strength and Conditioning required (CSCS, USAW, CSCCa)
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Must be certified in First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Able to operate a wide variety of fitness and strength equipment
  • Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained
  • Experience working with a variety of teams of both genders
  • Have a high level of energy in motivating, directing, and counseling student-athletes

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
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 (see top, right of this page) along with resume and 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Instructor/Assistant or Associate Professor - Department of Health and Sports Science Education

Available: Tenure-Track Instructor/Assistant or Associate Professor of Health and Sports Science Education (August 2020)

General Information: Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The student population is approximately 2,000 students. Located in Alva, Oklahoma, the university is a center of activity for the region.

Job Summary: The department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2020. We seek a broadly trained educator in the field of health and sports science education with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates with K-12 certification and expertise in health and physical education methods courses.  The ability to teach student populations with diverse educational backgrounds is ideal, as is openness to, and experience in, use of technology for course delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach both lower- and upper-level courses that complement the department’s existing Health and Sports Science Education major designed for teacher education students, advise and mentor students, and engage in university and Teacher Education Faculty committee activities.

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include a Master of Education degree in the field of health and sports science education from an accredited institution. A demonstrated record of teaching education students, advising, and service is also essential.

A doctorate is preferred and is required for appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Additional preferred qualifications include K-12 certification, experience teaching physical education in the public schools, and experience teaching methods courses designed for the Health and Sports Science Education major.

Salary and rank are contingent upon experience and education.

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 that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty, and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.).

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Nursing Faculty

Available: August 10, 2020

Location: Enid Campus

Terms of Employment: Nine-month 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: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Understanding of programs related to alternative entry and progression for students who already are licensed as an LPN/LVN or ADN as well as for programs for traditional generic-entry BSN students.  Additionally, the faculty member will have the following essential functions: Provide effective methods of student evaluation for clinical and class content.  Actively participate in curriculum planning, development, and revision, demonstrating teaching competencies in the classroom, practice laboratory, and clinical settings.  Be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in any of the nursing program. Participate in and develop marketing activities designed to recruit students to any nursing program.  Communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels.  Serve as academic advisor to assigned students.  Participate in school activities and serve on school committees.  Assist the Division Chair and Assistant Chair in recruitment of faculty and students.  Support and participate in ongoing research within the school and/or initiate studies as an individual or member of a research team.  Participate in local and state professional nursing associations.  Collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines.  Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service.  Participate actively in community service health-care activities. Periodic travel to the different program delivery sites is required.

Qualifications:  Doctorate in nursing or related field preferred; master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years of full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required.  Prior teaching experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession. Potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education.  Unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma.

Closing Date: Open until 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, a curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, an NWOSU application for faculty (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf), and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Campus Coordinator of ITV/Events Coordinator - Woodward Campus (Internal)

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The Campus Coordinator of ITV/Events Coordinator is responsible for the organization and coordination of ITV schedules and supervision of proctors plus the planning of all campus events.  Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Assists both Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Woodward Campus Dean with:

  • Recruitment and retention activities
  • Assists with student advisement
  • Coordinating activities of student organizations, primarily Woodward Leadership Advisory Board
  • Develops the proctor schedule each semester and supervises student proctors
  • Event Planning and Execution
  • Campus publicity/webpage/Self Service: assists with scheduling of events
  • Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned, that may include some evenings and weekends representing the university in public situations
  • Assists in emergency situations as called upon
  • Keeps the Campus Dean informed of important information

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred.   Strong computer skills and strong public relations skills necessary for this position and maintaining confidentiality necessary.  Strong people and communications skills necessary for a high traffic office.

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
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 along with a 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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