Employment Overview

Employment

Job Openings at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The student population is approximately 2,300 students. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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

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

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

Applicants must list specific job openings on their application form and cover letter in order to be included in the applicant pool for that opening.

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


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This institution, in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal laws and regulations, and to the extent required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717, (580) 327-8415.


 

Shuttle Driver - Student Services

Available: Immediately

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

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

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

Send Information to:

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

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

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

Campus Police Officer (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

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

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

Send Information to:

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

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

Adjunct Instructor of English

Available: Immediately

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

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

Send Information to:

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

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

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

Adjunct Clinical Faculty - BSN Program

Available: August 19, 2019

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

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

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

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

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

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

Instructor or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Agriculture Education

Available: August 2019; possible start date of January 2020

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teaching Agriculture, Agriculture Education and/or Mechanized Agriculture courses
  • Advising students and teacher candidates
  • Sponsoring student organization events
  • Serving on University committees
  • Assisting in the development and submission of program reviews
  • Assisting the Director of Teacher Education with CAEP/State accreditation processes
  • Engaging in professional organizations, scholarship, and community service

The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in agriculture education recruiting initiatives, to maintain positive relationships with regional public/private agriculture educators, and to work well in a collegial workplace. NWOSU values community engagement and seeks a person who will be a regional leader in Agriculture Education.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.  A minimum of 3 years of successful agriculture education teaching experience in secondary schools is preferred.

Applicant must meet Higher Learning Commission expectations for faculty qualification.

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 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.

Campus Police Office - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

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

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 (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.

Academic Coordinator - Office of Upward Bound

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Academic Coordinator will be responsible for the advisement and counseling of students participating in the Upward Bound program. Specific duties include providing participants career exploration opportunities along with student support services, coordinating program and student needs, coordinating curriculum activities, documenting and monitoring student progress, assisting with maintenance of student database, directing tutors for activities, providing presentations at target schools regarding postsecondary enrollment, assisting with recruitment at target schools, obtaining student’s records and evaluating performance of students/project.

Qualifications:  A baccalaureate degree in education, counseling or closely related field is required. Desired skills include recruiting and relating to disadvantaged students through Upward Bound activities, communicating effectively, multi-tasking and working with deadlines, maintaining confidentiality, interpreting federal policies and regulations, exhibiting organization and attention to detail.

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide a resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form for non-exempt employment. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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

Groundskeeper - Enid Campus (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Performs routine duties generally associated with grounds work including, but not limited to, mowing, edging, watering, planting foliage, trimming foliage, and cleaning up the University’s campus grounds.  Prepares and maintains beds for shrubs, flowers and ground cover.  Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of campus grounds equipment. Assists in removal of snow, ice, and other debris from sidewalks and parking areas.  Operates a variety of tools and hazardous equipment commonly associated with grounds work including, but not limited to, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, hoes, shovels, mechanical lawn mower and snow removal equipment.  Attends workshops and in-services as may be required.  Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds.  Assists other departmental staff as needed.  Performs related work as required and assigned.  Assists in emergency situations as called upon.  Special Working Conditions: Required to work outside normal work hours to perform routine work that cannot be performed during normal hours, such as watering, ice and snow control, trash removal, etc.  Must be able to work flexible hours outside in inclement weather, as well as in extreme heat or cold.  Handles hazardous chemicals.  May work in an environment that contains high levels of dust; operate equipment with dangerous noise levels; and handle odoriferous chemicals.  Expected to cheerfully assist other departmental staff as needed.  Performs related work as required and assigned.  Assists in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications:  Knowledge of and experience in proper pruning, foliage trimming and care preferred.  Basic reading, writing and mathematical skills preferred.  Good attitude and ability to work effectively with others preferred.  Ability to concentrate on the job at hand and to safely and efficiently tackle each job assigned.

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.

DNP Program Faculty - Family Nurse Practitioner

Available: January 2, 2020

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The DNP/family Nurse Practitioner program faculty member is responsible for developing and teaching online core and clinical content, facilitating the supervision of clinical practicum placement, assisting with program evaluation, student academic advisement, and participation in Division of Nursing and university faculty committees.  This position reports directly to and works closely with the DNP Program Director.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:  Doctoral degree required with a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing that includes preparation and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Must have current unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma as well as a current unencumbered APRN-CNP license in Oklahoma. One should have a minimum of two years of academic teaching and clinical experience with an APRN program.  Must meet faculty qualifications as defined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, including a background check.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and the completed NWOSU application for faculty employment (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf).  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Chair and Professor
Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing 
Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program in Rural Nursing Practice     
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: scwells@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.  Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

FTE Title III LASSO Project Director (Internal)

Available: October 1, 2019; Position is tentative based on pending grant funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversees the implementation and progress of all Title III project activities.
  • Maintains project budget and ensures appropriate use of funds pursuant to federal, state, and university policies and prepares project and fiscal reports for submission to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Ensures the development of an effective and objective project evaluation and submits annual reports.
  • Applies research and evaluation methodologies in support of institutional effectiveness measures and other internal accountability, retention, marketing, or decision-support projects.
  • Facilitates a developmental advising/life coach approach to working with students.
  • Coaches a caseload of students and assists students in exploring personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Leads assigned sessions of FY experience course.
  • Performs personnel-related duties, including hiring and supervision of LASSO Center staff, and conducts planning, evaluation, and corrective actions for staff.

The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in student success initiatives to maintain positive relationships with students, faculty/staff, and the community.

Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.  Five+ years’ academic advising experience is required, with demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and higher education policies and procedures, or six+ years of university employment with demonstrated knowledge of academic programs and support services.
  • Three to five years of increasing responsibilities for student advising and/or retention, including staff supervision (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) is preferred.
  • Commitment to educating underprepared students is required; teaching experience is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of evaluation techniques and reporting requirements appropriate to federal grants is preferred.

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

Send Information to:

Mr. Calleb Mosburg      
Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: cnmosburg@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a 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.

Intercampus Courier/ITV Facilitator - Alva Campus (Internal)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a 12-month, full-time position (40 hours per week). Under minimal supervision, the courier will deliver/pick up outgoing locked courier bags to Woodward, Enid, and Helena daily for Northwestern. They will be required to travel up to 250 miles each week day. Extensive lifting of up to 50 pounds should be expected. In addition, they will monitor classes taught by university faculty. This includes, but is not limited to, administering tests for remote ITV instructors, assisting ITV instructors, returning assignments and tests for courier service, light technical support, office work, and informing ITV coordinator of equipment problems.

Qualifications:  Applicants must be punctual, dependable, and possess the ability to drive a motor vehicle safely. They must have a valid driver’s license.  Computer and networking knowledge are required, as are good communication and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor of E-Commerce or Bachelor of Computer Science is preferred but not 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 resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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

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