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Montana State University Education Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18073

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ann Ewbank, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Department Head Director,


Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Education Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The Department of Education seeks course instructors in the following specialty areas:

  • Teacher Education – Foundations (Curriculum Design, Assessment)

  • Teacher Education – Science Methods

  • Teacher Education – Social Studies Methods

  • Teacher Education – English Language Arts

  • Technology Education

  • Educational Leadership

  • Adult Education

  • Higher Education

  • Curriculum & Instruction

  • Library Media Certificate

    Faculty Tenure Track No

    Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

    Position Number 4A6122

    Department Education

    Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

    Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)

    Contract Term Other

    Semester Fall or Spring

    If other, specify From date

    If other, specify End date

    Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination

    FTE Varies

    Benefits Eligible Depends on FTE (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)

    Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

    Contract Type LOA

    If other, please specify

    Recruitment Type Open

    General Statement

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable level instruction and/or related functions. Instructors are needed to teach classes depending upon need and available funding.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in pool for two years. After two years, candidates will be notified to re-submit materials for continued consideration.

The department or program search committees or hiring authority will review and evaluate the submitted application materials. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the non-tenure track faculty hiring pool.

Appointments are on a part-time basis and vary in duration, a couple weeks, a semester or an academic year, depending on the specific needs of the department/program. Salary is dependent on number of courses taught and duration.

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching on-campus or online courses

  • Advising, evaluating and assisting students

  • Curriculum and/or course development

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum master’s degree but terminal degree preferred in appropriate field with an academic background commensurate with teaching one or more of the specialty areas listed above.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals.

  • Possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit.

  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Any position that is .5 FTE or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University ( AFMSU ). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU ( or by emailing AFSMU ( .

  • Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues.

  • If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

  • Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

The College

The College of Education, Health and Human Development ( ( EHHD ), the third largest college at Montana State University ( , serves over 2000 students and employs over 50 full time tenure track faculty. EHHD consists of two academic units: Education ( and Health and Human Development ( .

The College of Education, Health and Human Development is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

  • We train teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.

  • We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

  • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.

  • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults.

  • We educate families on how to make healthy nutrition and physical activities choices.

    Number of Vacancies Multiple Positions

    Desired Start Date Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Open Date

    Close Date

    Applications will be:

Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .