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Montana State University Visiting Scholar in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21037

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ralph Johnson, Director of the School of Architecture at 406-994-4650 or

Classification Title

Working Title Visiting Scholar

Brief Position Overview

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6161

Department Architecture

Division College of Arts & Architecture

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary negotiated according to experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The appointment supports the MSU Land Grant vision to transform lives and communities in the people’s interest and the School of Architecture’s mission to instill personal agency, self-reflection, and environmental empathy to educate innovators who challenge and advance the design professions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Visiting Scholar is expected to add a provocative perspective and energy to the school. The candidate is expected to outline how their teaching and research activities will contribute to or challenge thinking about architecture as the school looks to the future. Semester accomplishments and findings are to be submitted for peer review following the appointment.

  • Teach a design studio, seminar and graduate elective (negotiable).

  • Participate in faculty meetings.

  • Serve on studio reviews.

  • Present school-wide lecture.

  • Be in residence in Bozeman for the semester.

  • Be an engaged and active participant with students, faculty, and staff on a day-to-day basis.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Notable recognition of Scholarship/Creative Activity.

  • Teaching or leadership experience appropriate to the position.

  • Scholarship/Creative Activity may be from a discipline related to architecture.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Teach architectural design studio.

  • Conceive, organize, teach an elective course related to research agenda.

  • Conduct design related original research.

    The Successful Candidate Will

The role of the position is to integrate emerging, visionary, and interdisciplinary approaches into the architectural course curricula. Applicants who engage with diverse pedagogies and perspectives and who have undertaken a wide range of creative endeavors are encouraged to apply. A broad range of professional focus areas will be considered.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

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

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date January 2022

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Rolling review begins June 15, 2021

Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Please attach the following in your application:

  • Research Statement, one-page

  • Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Teaching Philosophy, one-page

  • Contact information for three references (within application)

    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: .