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Montana State University Instructor of Photography Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22117

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Shelley Fleming

406-994-6224 ( .

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Instructor of Photography Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The School of Film & Photography seeks qualified individuals to provide

non-tenurable instruction in the following areas: photography (analog and digital), photo history, and new media.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6166

Department Film & Photography Transfers

Division College of Arts & Architecture

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester Fall or Spring

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination

FTE List “Varies” if unknown or list approximate FTE

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

Salary Salary is dependent on number of courses taught and duration.

Contract Type LOA

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

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

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

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.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching on-campus or online courses,

  • Advising, evaluating and assisting students and/or

  • Curriculum and/or course development

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Terminal academic Degree in a relevant field or a related field or comparable professional experience.

  • Demonstrable skills appropriate to the specific course(s)

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

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Significant record of accomplishment related to the desired teaching area(s).

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

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • The ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body.

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and staff

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

    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 may choose to pay membership dues. 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 Photography Option at Montana State University offers both artistic (fine art) and applied (commercial) approaches to the medium, providing a solid foundation for those entering a professional field and those choosing to pursue postgraduate education. It is one of the few comprehensive four-year photography degree programs in a sizable geographical area of the north central and northwest United States. It is also one of the few remaining programs that continues to teach analog wet darkroom practices fully, as well as being fully digital. In addition, the Photo Option offers courses in historic 19th century processes, and two art history survey courses devoted to photography.

Montana State University is also a "Carnegie 100” research university as well; thus, extensive research expectations of its tenure-track faculty means that there is active exhibiting in shows and publications. this activity keeps the school quite contemporary. Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The Department

The College

The College of Arts and Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs housed in the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music and Film & Photography. Students enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty through a curriculum that is rich in studio- and lab-based pedagogy. The College offers international and cultural travel opportunities for students in all majors and encourages internship experiences for many of its programs. The College hosts the only accredited Architecture program in Montana and supports a unique, world-class graduate film program in science and natural history filmmaking. Graduates from the college enjoy successful careers in art, design, media production, photography, architecture, education and music as well as apply the discipline, creative problems solving skills and work ethic embedded in their programs to any career. The College is home to the internationally recognized Montana Shakespeare in the Parks theater company and supports the Black Box Theatre as well as innovation and design spaces such as the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning and the Community Design Center. For more information about the College of Arts and Architecture, go to

Posting Detail Information

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 are retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.

Documents required:

  • A letter of application that describes your experience and interest in teaching in the School of Film and Photography, ( NOTE : Please indicate the specific areas of teaching interest);

  • A curriculum vitae or professional resume identifying relevant experience

    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: .