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:

Jodie Randels      
International Student Office
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlrandels@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) - 2 Positions

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.

Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment:  Regular, full-time, 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Located in Alva, OK in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Office at the Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Administrative Director and Treatment Director, Treatment Counselors provide direct drug and alcohol treatment therapeutic aftercare services to convicted drug offenders in a minimum security correctional facility. Services are provided in group and individual settings. Treatment Counselors perform bio-psycho-social assessments, treatment planning; and treatment evaluations based on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment model for substance abusing clients, and other duties as assigned. Treatment Counselors adhere to the standards of practice put forth by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for drug and alcohol abuse treatment protocols. Treatment Counselors must perform all treatment duties in a confidential manner and are expected to maintain professional stature at all times while working cooperatively with fellow NWOSU Community Service Program members and Department of Corrections case managers and staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or other human service field required. Counselors must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid U.S. driver's license. Oklahoma certification in drug and alcohol treatment is expected or a letter of intent to pursue licensure or certification must be on file with the appropriate state governing board of licensure.

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty-Administration-Professional 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.

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.

DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Faculty

Available: Two full-time positions available in the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice.  One position will start in January 2022. Second position will start in April 2022.

Location: Prefer Oklahoma resident.  Didactic courses offered online. Requirement of a minimum 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, 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 BSN-to-DNP students 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, and the Associate Vice President for Academics/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 a 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. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@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, 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.

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty

Available: August 2022

Location: Preferred primary location at the University Center in Ponca City. Position will require some travel to other program delivery sites.

Terms of Employment: Nine-month position.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Understanding of programs related to alternative entry and progression for students who already are licensed as an LPN/LVN or ADN as well as for programs for traditional generic-entry BSN students.  Additionally, the faculty member will have the following essential functions: Provide effective methods of student evaluation for clinical and class content.  Actively participate in curriculum planning, development, and revision, demonstrating teaching competencies in the classroom, practice laboratory, and clinical settings.  Be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in any of the nursing program. Participate in and develop marketing activities designed to recruit students to any nursing program.  Communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels.  Serve as academic advisor to assigned students.  Participate in school activities and serve on school committees.  Assist the Division Chair 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. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@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, 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.

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty

Available: January 2022

Location: Preferred primary location at the Enid campus location. Position will require some travel to other program delivery sites.

Terms of Employment: Nine-month position.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Understanding of programs related to alternative entry and progression for students who already are licensed as an LPN/LVN or ADN as well as for programs for traditional generic-entry BSN students.  Additionally, the faculty member will have the following essential functions: Provide effective methods of student evaluation for clinical and class content.  Actively participate in curriculum planning, development, and revision, demonstrating teaching competencies in the classroom, practice laboratory, and clinical settings.  Be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in any of the nursing program. Participate in and develop marketing activities designed to recruit students to any nursing program.  Communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels.  Serve as academic advisor to assigned students.  Participate in school activities and serve on school committees.  Assist the Division Chair 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. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@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, and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.)

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

Campus Police Chief/Director of the Department of Public Safety

Available: November 1, 2021

Duties and Responsibilities: The Campus Police Chief/Director of the Department of Public Safety is a 12-month, full-time position located on the Alva Campus.  The Police Chief is responsible for leading a team of officers that provide 24 hour coverage on the Alva campus.  Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to, supervising an officer at the Enid location, supervising and training a team of student workers, campus parking, and providing a safe environment for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the university.

Qualifications: Applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience in the field of law enforcement. CLEET certification is required.  Previous supervisory experience in criminal justice is preferred.  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 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.

Division of Business - Accounting

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

Available: August 2022

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the NWOSU—Alva campus with some travel to other campuses expected. Teaching load will be 12 credit hours of undergraduate business courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee participation, and community involvement.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or DBA in Accounting from an accredited university, or ABD candidacy with expectation of completion of the terminal degree within one year. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience, experience as a CPA or corporate accountant, knowledge of data analytics, and a strong background (18+ graduate hours) in finance. ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of the doctoral degree. Prior experience with online teaching and online course development in accounting or finance is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • ACBSP academically qualified to teach accounting and/or in finance
  • Current CPA license
  • Experience teaching at the university level
  • Accounting experience

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

Send Information to:

Dr. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty, and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.) Electronic submissions in PDF form are preferred.

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.

Graduate Assistantship - Women's Track & Field

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 track & field program including:  identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes, assist in planning and execution of training plans, assist with scheduling and budgeting as well as travel plans, assist in academic progress for the student athletes, develop social media opportunities to promote the program and assist with fundraising and community service and other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or Director of Athletics.  Duties priority are for track and field program and will assist with the distance program when warranted.    Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Collegiate experience desirable.
  • 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.

Salary:

  • 10 month stipend plus tuition.

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.

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Available: Until Filled

Location: Enid Campus

Terms: Contract position for AY 2021-2022 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. Shelly Wells      
Chair, Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
Email: scwells@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.

Admissions/Records Assistant

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Processes first-time freshman and concurrent applications and sends acknowledgements of acceptance, admission status or informs the applicants of items still needed to meet admission to Northwestern; assists with enrollment process and customer relations; images academic files for applicants; assists in problem solving and emergency situations; occasional travel required; performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Sufficient working knowledge of computer applications (including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Data Base and keyboarding skills) is essential. Self-motivation and strong work ethic, along with good organizational and communication skills are essential. Time management skills are especially important during peak freshman recruiting/enrollment times (Ranger Preview and Freshman Connection). Requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administration. This position requires repetitive stooping to access lower file drawers and mobility to move from desk area to assist customers at the counter. Maintenance of confidentiality is an absolute requirement for this position.

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.

Admissions Counselor/Recruiter

Available: Immediately

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

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

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

Send Information to:

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

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

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

Title III (LASSO Center) Academic Advisor - Student Coach

Terms of Employment:  

  • Regular, full-time, twelve-month grant position with university benefit package located within the Title III office in the Ryerson Hall Building on the Alva Campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Note:  This position is only available during the five-year grant term.
  • Regular, full-time employment with RUSO (Regional University System of Oklahoma).

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implement and coordinate activities in accordance with LASSO Project
  • Manage and advise underprepared and at-risk freshmen students 
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with university staff and faculty
  • Monitors quality and effectiveness of coaching/advising and makes recommendations to the project director.
  • Coaches a caseload of assigned students for individual advising/coaching and personal development activities.
  • Conducts student needs assessments and coordinates the development and implementation of action and education plans for each student
  • Monitors, evaluates, and reports on academic progress, intervening with appropriate support services when necessary, and refers to appropriate on- and off-campus support services as needed
  • Leads assigned sections of FYE course
  • Facilitates awareness of LASSO Center by promoting the department’s services through design, facilitation, and presentation of institutional messages to students and university personnel for coaching and student success
  • Maintains current knowledge and competencies in student advising/coaching through self-directed professional reading, formal professional development opportunities, and professional contacts with colleagues

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Desired qualities include:  knowledge and experience in working with underprepared students and underrepresented population; ability to work with a diverse student population; working knowledge of advising and counseling procedures at the university level; well-developed computer skills including Microsoft Office.

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 (Non-Exempt) form 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.

Title III (LASSO Center) Career Coach

Terms of Employment:  

  • Regular, full-time, twelve-month grant position with university benefit package located within the Title III office in the Ryerson Hall Building on the Alva Campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Note:  This position is only available during the five-year grant term.
  • Regular, full-time employment with RUSO (Regional University System of Oklahoma).

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implement and coordinate activities in accordance with LASSO Project
  • Implements and manage progress of Complete College America’s Purpose First strategy 
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with university staff and faculty 
  • Assists students in building strong link between education and career goals
  • Directs students to other campus departments as needed (e.g. Health Services, Counselling and Disability Services) 
  • Compiles, completes, and documents student interviews and career aptitude assessments and maintains accuracy of files with clear and updated materials on contacts each semester
  • Monitors quality and effectiveness of career coaching and makes recommendations to the project director
  • Collaborates with FY experience instructors to integrate career exploration/discussion into course and leads FYE course presentations on topics related to meta majors, aptitude assessments, and understanding job market data
  • Manages and tracks contacts and interventions for assigned students flagged as at-risk through EAS
  • Facilitates awareness of LASSO Center by promoting the department’s services through design, facilitation, and presentation of institutional messages to students and university personnel for career coaching
  • Maintains current knowledge and competencies in career counseling through self-directed professional reading, formal professional development opportunities, and professional contacts with colleagues

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Desired qualities include:  knowledge and experience in working with underprepared students and underrepresented population; ability to work with a diverse student population; working knowledge of advising and counseling procedures at the university level; well-developed computer skills including Microsoft Office.

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 (Non-Exempt) form 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.

Student Support Services Director

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment:  Regular full-time 12-month position with current university benefit package.  Position based on the NWOSU Alva Campus.  Position is affiliated with the Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  The successful candidate will provide organization and leadership for the Student Support Services program and will report directly to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.  Occasional business-related travel required.

Duties and Responsibilities: Establish and provide effective project management and ensure full compliance with Student Support Services and U.S. Department of Education policies. Coordinate the development of SSS initiatives to meet the SSS project objectives:  persistence, good academic standing, and graduation. Remain current regarding SSS and U.S. Department of Education rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Authorize all SSS expenditures and monitor budget pursuant to federal, state and college policies. Provide leadership to communicate with college and community about SSS objectives and progress. Lead selection of SSS personnel. Develop, implement and facilitate the comprehensive SSS evaluation plan. Ensure institutionalization of improvements into ongoing operation of the college. Coordinate development and submission of annual performance reports. Attend  U.S. Department of Education SSS Director meetings.

Qualifications: Experience in grants management preferred. Budget management experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and skills in use of technology are necessary. Experience in staff supervision required. Must have a commitment to student support and motivating students to succeed. Experience with federal TRIO programs preferred. A master’s degree in education or related field is preferred; bachelor’s degree 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 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology - Department of Natural Science

Available: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology (August 2022)

Job Summary: The department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor to begin August 2022. We seek a broadly trained educator in the biological sciences with a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates. Preference will be given to biologists with expertise in ecology, botany, and wildlife conservation.  Candidates need to be effective in teaching life science for non-science majors.  The ability to teach student populations with diverse educational backgrounds is ideal, as are openness to, and experience in, use of technology for online/remote course delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach biology courses at all levels to complement existing programs in the department (Health Science, Natural History, and Science Education).  Proficiency in teaching entry-level biology for non-science majors us also essential.  In particular, we seek a candidate especially well-suited to offer upper-level plant biology coursework such as Ecology, Plant Systematics, Wildlife Conservation Techniques, Plant Physiology, Biology Seminar/Capstone and additional courses in their field of expertise.

Responsibilities of this position include overseeing and managing the NWOSU Herbarium with opportunities to engage in other departmental and institutional outreach/service learning programs.

The position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations between the biology, chemistry, and physics faculty in our tightly knit department; existing professional degree collaborations with other institutions; cooperation with the university’s accredited teacher education and nursing programs; and participation in campus organizations such as the student Biology Club.

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

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a PhD from an accredited institution in the biological sciences with a demonstrated record of teaching, pre-professional student advising, and service. An appropriate EdD from an accredited institution with extensive experience in the biological sciences will also be considered. ABD will be considered, with hiring contingent upon a degree completion plan presented at the time of interview.

Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching a range of courses in the biological sciences (with an emphasis in ecology, natural history, field studies or other closely related fields) that serve as pre-requisites for science education and graduate programs in the life sciences. 

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. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae 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.) Email submission of materials as attachments is encouraged

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 Women's Track and Field/Women's and Men's Cross Country Coach

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a full-time 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 women’s track and field program including:  identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes, assist in planning and execution of training plans, assist with scheduling and budgeting as well as travel plans, assist in academic progress for the student athletes, develop social media opportunities to promote the program and assist with fundraising and community service and other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or Director of Athletics.  Duties priority are for Women’s Track and Field program and the applicant will assist with the women’s and men’s cross country program as warranted.  Applicant will be responsible for teaching two courses in each of the fall and spring semester in the HSSE dept.  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 preferred.
  • Collegiate experience desirable.
  • 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 she/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.

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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