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. In Google Chrome you will need to download the form or open in desktop app. 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:

Natalie Nichols      
International Student Office
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: nmnichols@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.

Athletic Training Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant)

Available: Fall 2020

Position Summary: The NWOSU Sports Medicine Department is seeking applicants for (2) Athletic Training Teaching Assistants. This position will report to the Head Athletic Trainer and is responsible for educating student athletes in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program. The Athletic Training Assistant is also responsible for traveling with assigned sport(s).

The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant will also be responsible for educating student workers, interested in an Athletic Training career, in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of student athletes’ injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.

The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant is responsible for collaborating with NWOSU’s Head Team Physician, Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, and other Athletic Training Teaching Assistants in instructing student athletes and student workers on the most current and up to date procedures in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach student athletes appropriate exercises for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.
  • Teach student workers appropriate exercises for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.
  • Teach student workers evaluation techniques of athletic injuries while demonstrating on student athletes’ injuries.
  • Demonstrate and teach to student athletes how to treat and rehabilitate their athletic injuries.
  • Teach student workers appropriate exercises to treat specific athletic injuries.
  • Teach appropriate counseling and education techniques to student workers while demonstrating on student athletes.
  • Demonstrate and teach student workers how to perform athletic training administrative duties.
  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions.
  • Supervision, education and recruitment of student workers.
  • Demonstrate and teach student workers appropriate recordkeeping and documentation procedures before, during and after working with student athletes.
  • Transport student athletes to scheduled visits with NWOSU team physicians, doctors and other allied health professionals.
  • Work with NWOSU team physicians, doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes by demonstrating and instructing the Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, other Teaching Assistant Athletic Trainers, coaches, student workers and student athletes the diagnosis and recommendations during a doctor evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • NATA BOC certified or eligible to sit for national exam.
  • Oklahoma licensed or eligible for licensure.
  • Current First Responder certification through the American Red Cross or BLS for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Salary Range/Benefits:

  • $10,000 stipend for 10-month appointment.
  • Tuition waiver for NWOSU graduate school.

Start Date:

  • 8/1/2020

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 Positions along with cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 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.

Campus Police Officer - Alva Campus

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

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Patrols the area of NWOSU campus on foot, via golf cart, or in a patrol vehicle, and is in radio contact with Alva Police Department, Woods County Sheriff’s Office, or any other department that may work with from adjacent jurisdictions, and other NWOSU campus officers and employees.  Also performs security functions as sporting and other special events on the Alva Campus, upon direction by the Chief of Police.
  • 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 six 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/First Aid certification (American Heart Association Heart Saver).
  • If not previously CLEET certified, must successfully pass the state-mandated POSSE test.
  • Must have taken the MMPI-2 within the last five years, receiving “suitable for law enforcement employment” designation by the psychologist administering the test.
  • Primary personal characteristics should include integrity, loyalty, leadership, empathy, understanding, stability and maturity.
  • Must have no felony convictions, nor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree or prior college credits preferred – preferred major in law enforcement, psychology or related field.

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 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.

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Available: Until Filled

Location: Alva, Enid, Ponca City, or Woodard campuses based on need

Terms: Contract position for AY 2022-2023 Clinical Instruction

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. Currently licensed as registered nurse in state of Oklahoma.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments. 

Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume that includes contact information for at least 3 professional references, an NWOSU application for faculty and a copy of 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.

HVAC Technician - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, installs, maintains, diagnoses, and repairs heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units. Performs routine adjustments to start or stop seasonal equipment, which includes adjusting airflow, checking safety devices and thermostats, dismantling central heating and cooling units and performing routine maintenance. Maintains and repairs various electrical machinery including pumps and electrical controls, pressure gauges, and temperature gauges. Accurately interprets written instructions, including blueprints and specifications. Organizes and insures needed supplies and equipment are on site and accounted for at the end of the work day. Assists in maintaining supply inventory of material. Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds. Attends workshops and in-services as may be required. Assists other departmental staff as needed. Assists in emergency situations as called upon. Performs various other related duties as may be required by the Director, Plant Operations.

Qualifications: Adequate working knowledge of, and faithful observance of HVAC local and state electrical codes.  Ability to organize and prioritize one’s own work under minimal supervision. Ability to remain focused on the job at hand, interacting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors only when necessary.

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.

Graduate Assistantship - Men's and Women's Golf

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for effectively working with qualified student-athletes and assisting with all aspects of coaching, planning, and day-to-day operations of the golf programs including:  individual player evaluation and development, team training, tournament management, statistical analysis, community service, and all aspects of recruiting.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required, with at least an overall 2.75 undergraduate GPA to be considered for admission to Graduate Studies.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.
  • Experience playing and coaching in the sport s/he coaches.
  • Must be certified or willing to be certified in AED (Automated External Defibrillators)/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained.
  • Committed to both athletic and academic excellence.

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 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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Education—Division of Education

Available: August 2024

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include coordinating programs in leadership at the master’s level as well as maintaining a visible and active presence on the Enid campus and within the community, teaching graduate and undergraduate content, advising, and supervising internships; serving on various administrative, faculty, and standing committees as assigned; and assisting in program reviews for accreditation. Scholarly activity and public-school service are required. Other duties may be assigned as needed. 

Qualifications: Earned doctorate is preferred, master’s degree is required. Masters-prepared faculty are appointed at the rank of instructor; terminal degree required for appointment at rank of assistant professor on tenure track. Public school teaching experience and administrative experience in PK-12 setting are required.  Superintendent experience preferred. 

Closing Date: Open until filled

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments. 

Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume that includes contact information for at least 3 professional references, an NWOSU application for faculty and a copy of 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.

Assistant Athletic Trainer Certified (AATC)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a full-time 12-month full benefits position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for athletic injury prevention and risk management; recognition, evaluation, and assessment of athletic injuries; immediate care of injury and illness; rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries; organization and administration of health care for athletes; and professional development. This position will be responsible for at least one class course instruction per semester.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Must be National Athletic Trainer's Association certified, or currently eligible for said certification.
  • Athletic Training License or current eligibility for licensure in the State of Oklahoma required.
  • Valid Drivers license.

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 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology - Department of Psychology

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor of psychology.  Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

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.

With a presence at the Alva, Enid, and Woodward campuses via in-person and remote course offerings, the Department of Psychology is well-positioned to serve students from rural northwest Oklahoma.  NWOSU prides itself on making programs and degrees accessible to a broad student base of traditional, returning, and first-generation students. NWOSU and the Department of Psychology hold numerous partnerships with professional entities in the region, benefitting undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals seeking licensure, and the surrounding communities. We seek experienced and motivated applicants with a professional demeanor who can continue to leverage and build upon these attributes to help grow NWOSU and the department.

Available: January 2024

Job Summary: The department invites applications for an on-site, full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of psychology to office at the Alva or Enid campus.  We seek applicants with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates as well as graduate students pursing master’s degrees and/or professional licensure.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of psychology per academic year, with summer school employment available but not required. Tenure-track positions include an expectation of committee participation and student advisement beginning in the second year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in psychology, counseling, or counselor education, and proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity are preferred.  ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level. The preferred applicant will possess skills and qualifications necessary to instruct, supervise, and sponsor undergraduate and graduate-level research, displaying versatility and a knowledge of various careers available through psychology. They will have the opportunity to work with undergraduate students in our sports psychology minor and support graduate students in our Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology programs.

College teaching experience and a commitment to distance education, including online and ITV delivery of instruction, are desirable.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or counselor education. Masters-prepared faculty are appointed at the rank of instructor; terminal degree required for appointment at rank of assistant professor on tenure track.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via videoconference.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf), a statement of their teaching philosophy, 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.

Physical Science Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct faculty members will provide quality learning experiences for students and support the educational mission of Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the department of Natural Science.  Adjunct faculty members teach classes, evaluate student performance, and maintain student records in accordance with university policies. Physical science adjunct faculty work in a collaborative manner with full-time physical science faculty and adhere to all of the policies and procedures as set by the department.

Duties and Responsibilities: The physical science adjunct faculty member will instruct one face-to-face earth and space science class and two laboratory sections in the fall 2023 on the Alva campus.  This on-campus position focuses on geology, meteorology, and astronomy as well as supplemental lab activities to augment learning.  Adjunct faculty are instructors of record and are responsible for developing lectures and labs, grading and returning student work, and holding classes as scheduled by the University.  Additional duties include answering email promptly, administering course evaluations, and meeting university and coursework deadlines.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree. For those with a Master’s degree in a field other than physical science, a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in physical science is required. Applicants with prior university teaching experience in both lecture and laboratories are preferred.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, the 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.)  Applicants may also submit an example of their earth and space science syllabus, as appropriate and if available. Application materials are to be submitted via email as PDF attachments.

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.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing - Division of Business

Position Available: Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing and General Business. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and University President and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

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 around 1,800 students. With campuses in Alva, Enid, and Woodward, Oklahoma, the university is a center of activity for the region. The Division of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Available: August 2024

Job Summary: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern Alva campus teaching courses on site. We seek a motivated candidate to join our division of nine other faculty members who share a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students as well as strengthening and helping our programs grow. Teaching responsibilities will include but are not limited to Marketing Management, International Marketing, Principles of Marketing, and Marketing Strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Division of Business standard teaching load consists of 12/12 credit hours of undergraduate business courses in fall and spring, with opportunities for summer teaching for additional compensation and overload in the fall and spring semesters. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee participation, sponsorship of student organizations/student competitions, and community involvement.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or DBA in Marketing or Business Administration from an accredited university. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience and a strong academic background, as well as experience as a corporate manager, marketing director, or business owner. Placement on tenure track is conditional upon successful completion of doctoral degree. Prior experience with online teaching and online course development is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MBA from an accredited university
  • ACBSP qualified in Marketing and General Business
  • Business experience
  • Experience teaching at a post-secondary institutional level

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae 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), a statement of teaching philosophy, 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.

Adjunct Instructor - English

Adjunct faculty members will provide quality learning experiences for students and support the educational mission of Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the department of English, Foreign Language, and Humanities. Adjunct faculty members teach classes, evaluate student performance, and maintain student records in accordance with university policies. English adjuncts work in a collaborative manner with full-time English faculty and adhere to all of the policies and procedures as set by the department.

Duties and Responsibilities: English adjuncts will instruct up to three sections of first-year composition classes during the fall and spring semesters. Composition courses at Northwestern focus on expository writing, argumentation, and research. Adjunct faculty in English are instructors-of-record and are responsible for planning lessons, developing assignments and activities, grading and returning student work, and holding classes as scheduled by the university. Additional duties include answering email promptly, administering course evaluations, and meeting university and English department deadlines.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include at least a Master's degree. For those with a Master’s degree in a field other than English, a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in English or a comparable field is required. Applicants with prior university teaching experience are preferred.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Dr. James L. Bell, V.P. for Academics
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jlbell@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, an example of their composition syllabus (if available), the 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.) Application materials are to be submitted via email as PDF attachments.

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.

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics - Department of Natural Science

Position Available: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics.

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.

Available: January 2024

Job Summary: The department invites applications for a position as an on-site, full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of physics. We seek a STEM educator in physics and science education with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in physics and secondary science education. Candidates also need to be effective in teaching physical science for non-science majors. The ability to teach student populations with diverse educational backgrounds is ideal.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate physics and physical science courses with laboratories and secondary science teaching methods in the Department of Natural Science. Teaching proficiency in entry-level physics and physical science for non-majors is a requirement. Specifically, we seek applicants qualified to teach courses aligned with the needs of teacher education candidates and pre-engineering students. Candidates will also teach courses in their field of expertise as well as courses supporting the physics minor. Responsibilities of this position include shared oversight and management of laboratory equipment/technology, including but not limited to a 3D printer, telescopes, and laboratory computers. While this position is for an in-person faculty member, openness to and experience in use of technology for online/remote course delivery is welcomed.

The successful candidate will strengthen existing collaborations between the biology, chemistry, and physics faculty in our multi-disciplinary department as well as existing professional degree collaborations with other institutions. The successful candidate will also collaborate with the university’s accredited teacher education program, serving as a member of the Teacher Education Faculty, to prepare pre-service secondary science education majors. There exist additional opportunities to participate in campus organizations and service-learning/outreach activities such as the Society of Physics Students, Regional Science Fair, BEST Robotics, and Math and Science Academy.

Additional responsibilities of this position include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, engaging in university committee service, participating in departmental activities, and engaging in and supporting undergraduate research activities.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a PhD or EdD from an accredited institution in science education or the physical sciences (physics or closely related field) with a demonstrated record of teaching, pre-professional student advising, and service. Additional qualifications include holding current teaching credentials in secondary science or having K-12 teaching experience. ABD will be considered, with hiring contingent upon a degree completion plan presented at the time of interview.

Salary and rank will be contingent upon experience.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Preliminary individual interviews will be held via videoconference.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf), a teaching philosophy/statement, 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.

Assistant Chief of Police - Alva Campus

Available: January 2, 2024

Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Chief of Police is a 12-month, full-time position located on the Alva Campus.  This position is engaged in maintaining the public peace, enforcing state and local laws, safeguarding institutional assets and providing public service.  This position also includes the duties of making schedules, approving time cards, and any other duties assigned by the Chief of Police.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement from an accredited college or university is preferred, or equivalent experience in the field of law enforcement. High School diploma is required. CLEET certification is required. All candidates must possess superior communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration.  The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

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 completed Non-Exempt Staff Application for Employment form and a resume 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Assistant - Athletic Communications 

Available: January 2024

Desired Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field, with at least an overall 2.75 undergraduate GPA to be considered for admission to Graduate Studies.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
  • Preferred two years (or more) of experience in a sports information office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills.
  • Experience in desktop publishing, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Statcrew, NCAA LiveStats, website maintenance, photography, videography, and social media content creation.
  • Experience dealing with print, radio, and television media.
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.
  • Committed to both athletic and academic excellence

Position Summary: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The graduate assistant will aid in the development, planning, and implementation of all aspects of the Sports Information Department. In addition, this person will be the primary media contact for selected sports and serve as a secondary contact for all other sports. The graduate assistant will assist the SID in all aspects of the office on a day-to-day basis. The position also requires event game management, statistics compilation, live broadcasting, and other duties as assigned on game day statistics as per NWOSU, Great American Conference, and NCAA guidelines.  Assist with and develop new promotional efforts through Ranger Athletics’ social media outlets. Provide support for athletics special events. Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Provide media with information promoting Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletic teams and student-athletes.
  • Provide rosters, statistics, and other information to opponents, media representatives, publications, the GAC and NCAA.
  • Serve as the liaison between media and student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff, the GAC and NCAA.
  • Produce and distribute news releases, pre/postgame articles, and feature stories.
  • Produce media guides, game notes, and weekly releases.
  • Direct/assist in all live broadcast elements (we use YouTube / Skordle to broadcast home events).
  • Assist in creation of social media content.
  • Aid in the maintenance of the athletics website.
  • Travel to select away athletic events as necessary.

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 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Instrumental Music, Department of Fine Arts

Position Available: Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month Assistant or Associate Professor of Instrumental Music and Music Education/Director of Bands. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

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.

Within the School of Arts and Sciences, the Reichenberger Department of Fine Arts at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers degrees in music education, music performance, speech/theatre, and visual arts. Located in Alva, Oklahoma, and with additional locations in Woodward and Alva, the university is a center of artistic activity for the region.  NWOSU values community engagement and seeks a person who will be a regional leader in instrumental music.

Available: August 2024

Job Summary: The department invites applications for an on-site, 9-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Instrumental Music and Director of Bands to begin in August 2024. We seek a candidate with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, especially music education majors.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide leadership and artistic vision for the Ranger marching band, pep bands, concert band, community bands, and jazz ensemble.  Additional responsibilities include offering conducting courses, music technology courses, instrumental methods courses, music education courses (that match their expertise), and applied lessons courses (on their primary instrument), and supervising student teachers in instrumental music. The Director of Bands is expected to provide leadership in recruiting initiatives, maintain positive relationships with regional public/private school band directors, and work well in a collegiate setting.

Qualifications: Master's degree required; doctorate preferred.  Master’s-prepared faculty are appointed at the rank of instructor; terminal degree is required for appointment at rank of assistant professor on tenure track. The successful candidate will be an outstanding instrumental music director who will provide artistic leadership for the university marching band, pep band, concert bands, and the university jazz ensemble. Candidates must clearly demonstrate a successful track record in leading marching and concert bands as well as recruiting.  Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience at both the university and public-school levels, and who hold current public-school teaching licensure.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Preliminary individual interviews will be held via videoconference.

Applications received on or before February 5, 2024, will receive priority consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, philosophy of teaching statement, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for at least three professional references, 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.

Academic Coordinator - Office of Upward Bound

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Academic Coordinator will be responsible for the advisement and counseling of students participating in the Upward Bound program.

Specific duties include providing participants career exploration opportunities along with student support services, coordinating program and student needs, coordinating curriculum activities, documenting and monitoring student progress, assisting with maintenance of student database, directing tutors for activities, providing presentations at target schools regarding postsecondary enrollment, assisting with recruitment at target schools, obtaining student’s records and evaluating performance of students/project.

Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in education, counseling or closely related field is required. Desired skills include recruiting and relating to under-represented students such as first-generation college bound in their families.  The ideal candidate will help with Upward Bound activities, communicating effectively, multi-tasking and working with deadlines, maintaining confidentiality, interpreting federal policies and regulations, exhibiting organization and attention to detail.

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 resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form for non-exempt employment. 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Department of Natural Science

Position Available: Full-time, tenure-track, nine-month Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

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, and with additional campus locations in Enid and Woodward, the university is a center of activity for the region.

Available: August 2024

Job Summary: The department invites applications for an on-site, full-time, tenure-track, nine-month assistant/associate professor of chemistry to begin in August 2024. We seek a chemist with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Preference will be given to chemistry faculty who have experience teaching organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching upper-division courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry as well as teaching general chemistry to non-science majors. Additional responsibilities include preparation and delivery of student laboratories; maintenance of analytical and student laboratory equipment and chemistry supplies; student advisement; participation in program assessment and curriculum development; and committee and university service.

The successful candidate will strengthen existing collaborations between the biology, chemistry, and physics faculty in our tightly knit multi-disciplinary department. There will exist opportunities to be involved in STEM outreach activities and the active Chemistry Club.

Additional responsibilities of this position include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, engaging in university committee service, participating departmental activities, and engaging and supporting undergraduate research activities.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a PhD from an accredited institution in chemistry, a demonstrated record of teaching, and pre-professional student advising. ABD will be considered at the rank of instructor, with hiring contingent upon a degree completion plan presented at the time of interview.

In addition to the qualifications listed above, candidates who have secondary chemistry education teaching credentials are also encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: Applications received on or before March 1, 2024, will receive priority consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for at least three professional references, 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.

DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Faculty

Position Available: Full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing position available in the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice. Position will start in August 2024.

Location: Strong preference for Oklahoma resident with ability to hold weekly office hours on the Alva campus. Didactic courses to be offered online. Minimum requirement of three assigned weeks at the Alva campus per academic year (August, May, and July).

Terms of Employment: Twelve-month position. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and University President and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: Initial course load assignment will be a combination of courses within all division programs, with transition to full teaching load in the BSN-DNP program as dictated by enrollment and student-faculty ratios.

Plan, guide, implement, and evaluate learning experiences of students appropriate to the assigned program in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Carry an appropriate didactic and clinical teaching load as determined by the DNP Program Director, Division Chair, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty. Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service. Demonstrate competence in the online classroom and on-campus skills practice lab. Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students. Participate in Program, Division, and University activities, projects, and committees as assigned. Active participation in regional, state, and national professional nursing organizations with travel as needed for clinical supervision, teaching, and meetings. Graduate faculty teaching in the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice must maintain one day of clinical practice time per week during the academic sessions.

Qualifications: Doctorate in nursing (PhD, or DNP) required. Current national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP or ANCC) required. Current unencumbered or eligibility for the APRN-CNP license in the state of Oklahoma required. Current unencumbered RN license in Oklahoma or holder of the e-NLC multi-state RN license required. Two years of full-time practice as an APRN - Family Nurse Practitioner in a clinical setting required. Must meet the faculty qualifications as defined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing with successful completion of a drug screen and national background check. Prior teaching experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession. Potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steven Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments.

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-ap-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.

Technical Services & Archives Assistant

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with university benefit package. Located at the J.W. Martin Library, NWOSU Alva campus. Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Processes new materials for circulation; assists with repair and binding of tangible library resources; prepares weekly, monthly, and yearly reports; arranges and maintains archival collection; converts historical documents into electronic documents, assists research students, historians, and local community with locating archival material. May require flexible work schedule: opening or closing the library as needed.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or History preferred. Must be competent with Microsoft Word and Excel, have the ability to efficiently manage projects and meet deadlines, and good communication and interpersonal skills.

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.

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