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Montana State University Gianforte School of Computing Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18110

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kayla Gnerer


Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Gianforte School of Computing Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The Gianforte School of Computing is seeking instructors for courses that are taught on a regular basis (please refer to for courses in special topic areas of Computer Science)

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6136

Department Gianforte School of Computing

Division College of Engineering

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)

Contract Term Semester

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, qualifications and courses taught

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.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach on-campus or online courses.

  • Advise, evaluate and assist students.

  • Participate in curriculum and/or course development.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Relevant degree and experience in key areas at the undergraduate level.

  • Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Significant professional experience and/or knowledge in the areas of teaching responsibility.

  • Currency in area of teaching responsibility.

  • Prior teaching experience.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.

  • Have strong interest in student success and commitment to quality teaching.

  • Have the ability to work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals.

  • Have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of students and the mission of Montana State University.

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

  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Be dedicated to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness

    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.

    **Increasing the diversity of the engineering and computer science profession is a strategic priority for the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering. As a result, women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 Computer Science Department at Montana State University supports the Mission of the College of Engineering and the University through its teaching, research, and service activities. The Department educates undergraduate and graduate students in the principles and practices of computer science, preparing them for computing careers and for a lifetime of learning.

We offer a Bachelor’s degree (two options: a professional option and an interdisciplinary option), a Master’s degree (two options: a thesis option and a courses-only option), a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science as well as a minor.

A few specialty areas within Computer Science include algorithm design, artificial intelligence, computational biology, data mining, machine learning, network design, robotics, software engineering and wireless networks.

Students in Computer Science have the opportunity to work with world-class professors on exciting projects that leverage the interdisciplinary nature of computing. For example, students with an interest in robots have the opportunity to compete in annual competitions such as the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center or RoboGames in Silicon Valley.

We leverage the interdisciplinary nature of computing to provide innovative educational and research opportunities in a beautiful mountain setting.

The College

The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic departments (Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and is home to the following research centers: Center for Biofilm Engineering ( CBE ), Western Transportation Institute ( WTI ), Montana Microfabrication Facility ( MMF ) and the Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility; the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center ( MMEC ); and the Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls approximately 4,000 students with more than 200 studying in graduate degree programs. Doctoral degree programs include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering with options in the fields of Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Excitement in the College is building in anticipation of the opening of the new Norm Asbjornson Hall. This innovative facility will transform education and scholarly activity at MSU .

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 race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. 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: ( .