Montana State University

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

Instructor (Pooled Position)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Program

Search Number     1204-22

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

Overview The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department offers ABET accredited BS degrees in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Graduate offerings include MS degrees in Industrial & Management Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering with options in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.

The Department seeks a non-tenure track Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor to contribute to excellence in the Industrial Engineering Program (IE). Primary responsibilities will include designing, integrating and delivering core courses in the Industrial Engineering curriculum. Core courses may include operations research, engineering economics, engineering statistics, and project management. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in assessment activities, serve on graduate student committees, and otherwise participate in the smooth functioning of the IE program. Excellent potential exists to collaborate in ongoing and future research within the Department. Academic year salary will be commensurate with initial appointment and experience. Starting date is August 16, 2012.


1. Graduate degree in Industrial Engineering, or other field consistent with the duties and responsibilities. 2. Experience applying the quantitative tools of industrial engineering (e.g. operations research) in an industrial or academic setting. 3. Teaching experience, particularly relevant to operations research, engineering economics, engineering statistics, and project management.


1. PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, or other field consistent with the duties and responsibilities. 2. Academic or industry experience with research in Industrial Engineering related areas.

The Successful
Candidate Will

Effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills; strong interest in student success and commitment to quality teaching.

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.

Screening of applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Since increasing the diversity of the engineering profession is a strategic priority for the College of Engineering, women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.


Applicants should send the following materials via email attachment (PDF or MS Word formats) to Ms. Laura Andersen, Search Secretary at 1) Letter of Application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

Posted Updated 11/27/12