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:

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.

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.

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.

Nursing Faculty

Available: January 2023

Location: Alva or Woodward 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. An 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 is essential.  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 programs.
  • 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 Program Directors 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 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.  Unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve 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-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.

Custodian (Part-Time) - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Part-time Custodian (29 hours), Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: Sweep, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors.  Dust and clean offices, classrooms, halls, restrooms, and other assigned areas.  Vacuum and shampoo all carpets, rugs, and mats.  Collect and remove trash from interior and exterior of buildings.  Wash walls and windows, chalkboards and marker boards.  Replenish soap, paper towels, and toilet tissue where needed.  Sweep sidewalks, clear snow, and spread ice melt when conditions warrant.  Plant, weed, fertilize, and water flowers, grass, and newly planted trees and shrubbery.  Heavy lifting required which may exceed 50 pounds.

Qualifications: One-year experience in building or institutional custodial work preferred.  Sufficient knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in cleaning operations preferred.

Send Information to:

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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. 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).

Available: August 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: Northwestern invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the department of English, Foreign Language, and Humanities. We seek a candidate with teaching expertise in composition, advanced composition, and creative writing. The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern Alva campus and teach a 5-4 load of undergraduate English and humanities courses. Additional responsibilities will include student advising, participation in department recruiting efforts, program assessment and curriculum development, and committee and university service.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, or a similar area from an accredited university is preferred. Applicants with advanced ABD standing will be considered. Terminal degree awarded prior to August 2023 is required for appointment at rank of assistant professor on the tenure track. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience. A commitment to diversity and distance education, including online and ITV delivery of instruction, is desirable.

Closing Date: Priority consideration will be given to those applications received by December 31. Preliminary individual interviews will be held via videoconference.

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, a DEI statement, an example of their composition syllabus, a statement of teaching philosophy, the NWOSU application for faculty 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 Education - Division of Education

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education. Rank is based on prior university teaching experience. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the executive vice president and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Available: August 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include coordinating programs in leadership at the master’s level as well as maintaining a physical presence on site 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 is required. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate is preferred, master’s is required. Terminal degree awarded prior to August 2023 is required for rank of assistant or associate professor on tenure track, with appointment at rank of instructor pending degree completion.

Public school teaching experience and administrative experience in PK-12 setting is required.  Superintendent experience preferred.

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

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve 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 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.

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.

Custodian - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Sweep, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors.  Dust and clean offices, classrooms, halls, restrooms, and other assigned areas.  Vacuum and shampoo all carpets, rugs, and mats.  Collect and remove trash from interior and exterior of buildings.  Wash walls and windows, chalkboards and marker boards.  Replenish soap, paper towels, and toilet tissue where needed.  Sweep sidewalks, clear snow, and spread ice melt when conditions warrant.  Plant, weed, fertilize, and water flowers, grass, and newly planted trees and shrubbery.  Heavy lifting required which may exceed 50 pounds. Also required to work with several industrial chemicals.

Qualifications: On the job training. Dependable and capable of fulfilling job duties as well as working Monday through Friday and some weekend as needed.

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.

General Maintenance - Alva Campus

Available: 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. Occasional travel to other campuses may be required.

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:

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.

Division of Business Faculty

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, Instructor or tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of General Business or Management. 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).

Available: August 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern Alva campus. The Division of Business standard teaching load consists of 12/12 credit hours of undergraduate business courses in fall and spring, with opportunity for compensated overload in regular semesters and summer. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee participation, student organizations/student competitions, and community involvement.

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MBA from an accredited university
  • ACBSP qualified in general business and/or management
  • 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. Steve 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 vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, an 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.

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 recruit’s 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 Recruitment Coordinator and 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 Recruitment Coordinator and/or 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.

Payroll Clerk

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position with benefits located on the Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: Performing data entry and accounting for University’s part-time payroll production, serving as expediter and back-up for University’s main faculty/staff payroll, and preparing various reports. Serves as contact person and claims initiator for on-the-job injury/illness claims, assist with new hire process and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.  This position requires high degree of accuracy, maintenance of confidentiality, and effective communication skills in a high-traffic e-mail, phone call, and drop-in work environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite vital. Empathy for the needs of full and part-time employees required.

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 Assistant - Football

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 the football program including but not limited to: coaching responsibilities, as assigned by the Head Football Coach, assisting in recruitment of prospective student athletes, monitoring the academic progress of football student-athletes, assisting with program’s strength and conditioning program, and assisting in operation of program’s camps and clinics.  The Graduate Assistant will also coordinate team travel, inventory and manage the program’s gear and equipment, assist with alumni outreach, and assist with all film work breakdown. The GA is 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
  • Experience playing or coaching college football
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance
  • 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 Mass Communication - Broadcast Journalism

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mass Communication—Broadcast Journalism. 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).

Available: August 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of mass communication and broadcast journalism (audio and video production and performance) per academic year and to serve as broadcast adviser for student productions such as podcasts, livestreams, and weekly TV newscasts. Tenure-track positions include committee participation and academic advisement beginning in the second year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in broadcast journalism, mass communication, or related field; professional experience in broadcast journalism; and teaching experience in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in mass communication, broadcast journalism, or related field required for instructor-level rank on non-tenure track; terminal degree awarded prior to August 2022 required for rank of assistant professor on tenure track; professional experience in broadcast media (or related field) or teaching experience in higher education. Candidate must meet Higher Learning Commission standards for faculty qualification.

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

Send Information to:

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

Email submission of application materials as PDF attachments is encouraged. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, a statement of their teaching philosophy, 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.)

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/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Department of Natural Science

Position Available: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry

Available: August 2023

Job Summary: The department invites applications for an on-site, full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of chemistry to begin in August 2023.   We seek a chemist with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates. 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.

Salary and rank will be contingent upon experience.

Closing Date: Applications received on or before March 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve 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 philosophy of teaching or teaching 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/Associate Professor of Physics - Department of Natural Science

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

Available: August 2023

Job Summary: The department invites applications for a position as an on-site, full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of physics to begin in August 2023.  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 cooperate 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. Preference will be given to candidates with K12 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.

Applications received on or before March 1, 2023 will receive priority consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve 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 Football Coach

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a full-time 12-month full benefits position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of a dynamic football program including, but not limited to activities involved in recruiting, practice sessions and competition events.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Possess a commitment and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of NWOSU, the GAC, and the NCAA.  A coach who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or correction action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination for significant or repeated violations.

  • Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility.
  • Annually declares and receives approval from the Director of Athletics and President for athletically related income.
  • Educates student-athletes of NCAA regulations regarding reporting of employment earnings.
  • Supervises conduct of athletes on trips and at games.
  • Teach 2 courses in the Health and Sport Science department in non-championship segment of Football (Spring).

Qualifications: Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.  Experience playing and coaching in the sport s/he coaches.  Must be certified in AED/CPR.  Strong leadership and communication skills.  Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained.  Demonstrates effective public speaking skills.  Work well with various news media organizations.  Committed to both athletic and academic excellence.  Master’s degree 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 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.

Residence Hall Supervisor - Fryer Hall

Available: Immediately

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

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

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

Send Information to:

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.

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