Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
*Update* July 9, 2013

Department of Political Science - Instructors, Undergraduate & Graduate Courses (Pooled Position)
College of Letters and Science
Department of Political Science

Search Number     12020-22

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non tenurable level instruction teaching on-campus or online courses. Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in a 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 may be for 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.

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

Overview The MSU Department of Political Science maintains a pool of non-tenure-track applicants for consideration as potential instructors in political science courses.

Duties and
Classes available vary over time depending upon need and funding.

  1. A doctorate or master’s degree in Political Science or closely-related field or equivalent experience.
  1. Experience teaching political science courses at the college or university level.
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.
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.

To apply, submit: (1) a letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed in this announcement. (2) a curriculum vitae identifying area of interest, and (3) a list of the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three current professional references.

An application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualification as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application.

Submit materials to:

  • Linda Young
  • Head, Department of Political Science
  • Montana State University
  • Bozeman MT 59717 -2240
  • 406) 994-5604

In order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Click here for the forms and information regarding Veterans Preference. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.

Posted 10/24/12jh Updated 11/27/12; 3/12/13; 7/9/13