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

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 20053

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Francis 406-994-4997 robin@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Librarian/Instructor Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The MSU Library seeks professional librarians on an as-needed basis to primarily work in reference, instruction and special projects.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6411

Department Library

Division Library

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 1.0

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

The MSU Library seeks professional librarians on an as-needed basis including: *Reference and instruction

  • Scholarly communication

  • Collection development

  • Digital initiatives

  • Special Collections and Archives

  • Cataloging and metadata

  • Special projects

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

Vary depending on assignment.

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

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

  • Must be able to work in a high-volume customer service capacity.

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

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Previous relevant experience in an academic environment.

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

The Successful Candidate Will

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

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrate the ability to relate to and establish rapport with a college student population.

  • Exercise good judgment and self-motivation.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.

  • Possess strong interest in student success.

  • Be committed to quality teaching.

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

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

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

The working hours for this position will be set, but will also require an individual with flexibility in their schedules to meet occasional vacation and sick leave demands of the department.

Work occasionally ( no more than once or twice per year) allows some travel to visit other campuses within the Montana University System.

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

  • The primary work environment is a climate controlled office setting, with the main work area in a busy and often noisy public service area.

  • Duties will expose employee to some dust and particulates as part of work related to library collections (books, etc.)

  • Ability to lift and move materials and items up to 25 pounds.

  • Must be able to work at computer terminals for at least 3-4 hours a day.

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

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.

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; recruitment@montana.edu .

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: http://www.montana.edu/hr/affirmativeactionplan.html .

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