Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
June 6, 2012 *Updated Additional Requirements*

Instructor (Pooled Position)
School of Architecture

Search Number     1201-22

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non tenurable level instruction and/or related functions. Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in pool for two years. After two years, candidates need 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.

Responsibilities may include: 1) Teaching on-campus or online courses, 2) Advising, evaluating and assisting students and/or 3) Curriculum and/or course development

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.

As a non tenurable employee, you may be eligible for benefits as outlined in the policies of Montana State University, the Montana University System and the AFMSU Non Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement at


The School of Architecture seeks an instructor(s) qualified to teach one or more of the following courses in Environmental Design/Architecture depending upon available funding:

  • Design Studios
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Architectural History
  • Building Construction
  • Research Methods
  • Graduate Electives

1. A professional degree in Architecture or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice or distinction in architectural design or in an area of specialty listed above to teach 1st year studio and/or support courses in the curriculum or for architectural history courses other advanced degrees will be considered. OR 2. A post professional degree in Architecture (30 credit min.) or a nationally or internationally demonstrated record of distinguished practice or distinction in architectural design or in an area of specialty listed above to teach upper level design studios.

In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.
  • Any position working 50% 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
  • Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues. If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

Submit: 1) Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications listed above, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) portfolio (required to teach graphics and design studio) to: Jean Koelzer, School of Architecture, PO Box 173760, Bozeman MT 59717-3760; email: or fax: (406)994-2200.

Posted updated 11/27/12