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


 

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

Available: Fall and Spring Semesters

Terms of Employment: Part-time Semester openings, 8 to 16 hours per week for 16 weeks. Competitive salaries.

Duties and Responsibilities: Clinical adjunct opportunities in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Mental Health, Critical Care Nursing and Maternal Child Nursing.

Qualifications: Master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required and currently licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma. Prior teaching experience preferred.

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Chair, 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 an 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.

Financial Aid Assistant

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is the direct contact for the financial aid office. Requires steady interaction with students and families.  Will handle and process all paperwork in preparation for awarding and disbursement of state and federal aid. Will work directly with student campus work programs, supervisors and payroll department.  Position may require occasional business travel and other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarships.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Position requires maintenance of confidentially and a professional demeanor while representing the Financial Aid Office.  Position requires organization and time management skills, excellent communication and people skills, as well as a sufficient working knowledge of computer applications and general office equipment.

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

DNP Program Faculty - Family Nurse Practitioner

Available: June 1, 2018

Terms of Employment: Twelve month, full-time tenure track 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: 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, and assisting with program evaluation.  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 license in the state.  One should have a minimum of two years of academic teaching and clinical experience within an APRN program.  Must meet faculty qualifications as defined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, including a background check.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Division of Nursing Chair      
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.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting/Finance

Available: August 2018

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern’s Alva or Enid campus. 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, 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.

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 (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology

Available: August 2018

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of psychology per academic year, with summer school employment available but not required. Tenure-track positions include an expectation of committee participation and student advisement beginning in the second year of employment. The psychology department will also fill the position of chair in fall 2018; the successful candidate may request to be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in psychology or counseling and proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity are preferred.  ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of the doctoral degree.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 22, 2017.

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 (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Treatment Director

Available: December 2017

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Administrative Director the Treatment Director will be the initial contact liaison between Northwestern and Department of Corrections and be responsible for the following:

  1. Provide the initial orientation of new staff by providing overview of group and individual therapy approaches based on the evidence based practice of CBT. By teaching the utilization of special skills to assist individuals and groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision making.
  2. Orientation of new offenders by describing to the offender the following: general nature and goals of the program, the rules governing offender conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program, the hours during which services are available, and offender rights.
  3. Provide onsite and immediate supervision to assist staff with decision making and discuss any issues or concerns.
  4. Provide information and updates to the Penelope Case Management Software.
  5. Designee of Administrative Director in his absence.
  6. Mediate between DOC and NWOSU staff in conjunction with Administrative Director.
  7. Periodic review of client records and monitor delivery of treatment material.
  8. Develop plans of action for long term absences of staff in conjunction with Administrative Director.
  9. Attend administrative meetings in absence of Administrative Director.
  10. Any other duties deemed appropriate or assigned by Administrative Director.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in psychology, social work or other human service field required. Treatment 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.

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 resume with three professional references. In addition, an application must accompany one’s resume.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Professor of General Business/Management

Available: August 2018

Terms of Employment: Nine-month, full-time, lecturer or tenure track assistant professor of general business/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).

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern’s Alva or Enid campus. Teaching load will be 12-15 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 Business Administration 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 (18+ hours in management).  Placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of doctoral degree. Prior experience with online teaching and online course development a plus.

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 (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Agriculture (Agronomy) 

Available: August 2018

Terms of Employment: Full-time, 9-month, tenure track assistant or associate professor of Agriculture. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience, as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and University President, and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach up to 27 credit hours of undergraduate, agriculture courses per academic year, with summer school employment available, but not required. Tenure-track positions include an expectation of committee participation, student advisement, involvement with student activities, assistance with program assessment, contribution to program review processes, and service to the community, institution, and profession.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Agronomy and proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity are preferred. ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of the doctoral degree. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience. An MS degree in Agronomy or a closely related field is required, with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate-level course work in Agronomy being completed

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will 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, a curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three (3) professional references, an NOWSU application for faculty (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Financial Aid Counselor (Internal)

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Evaluates financial needs of students from a variety of sources including documentation of financial status and personal interviews, Awards financial aid according to government and institutional regulations and guidelines.

  1. Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money management and financial planning and individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student.
  2. Collects and/or analyzes financial data on students to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, donor and/or institutional guidelines.
  3. Evaluates unusual/mitigating circumstance documentation or information provided by the student; exercises judgment by making adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, need, or dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.
  4. Answers questions, inquiries, or requests from students, parents, or guardians in person or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility.
  5. Analyzes various system-generated reports such as grades and enrollment status or award status to verify continued compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal and institutional guidelines; notifies students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation.
  6. Interfaces with students and lenders, employers, donors, guarantee agencies and/or staff to resolve issues.
  7. Assists with other financial and activities such as outreach, reporting and monitoring.

Position may require occasional business travel and other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarships.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Position requires maintenance of confidentially and a professional demeanor while representing the Financial Aid Office.  Position requires organization and time management skills, excellent communication and people skills, as well as a sufficient working knowledge of computer applications and general office equipment.

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 signed NWOSU Job Application form for Non-Exempt Staff Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume and three professional references.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Graduate Assistantship - Women's Volleyball

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 volleyball program including:  individual player evaluation and development, team training, scouting, coordinating the film exchange program, statistical input and analysis, community service, and all aspects of recruiting.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications:

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

Send Information to both:

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

Jeremy White      
Head Volleyball Coach      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jkwhite@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.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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

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