Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
***UPDATED January 12, 2015***

Nursing Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor - Graduate Program (Pooled Position)
College of Nursing

Search Number     1209-22

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 main campus of Montana State University is located in Bozeman and the MSU College of Nursing has campuses in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, and Missoula/Kalispell.

We are seeking qualified APRN faculty for clinical supervision of nurse practitioner students in family and psychiatric nurse practitioner options. A position is available for a clinical supervisor for FNP students in the Billings area. Two additional positions are available for clinical supervisor of FPMHNP students in communities across Montana.

Duties and

Clinical supervision of the clinical component of graduate level courses, and evaluation and documentation of graduate student and preceptors performance. One face-to-face site visit per student per semester by the clinical supervisor is required.

1. License to practice Nursing in Montana. 2. Masters degree in Nursing. 3. Successful work experience in Psychiatric Nursing. 4. Demonstrated clinical competence in the area of teaching interest. 5. Demonstrated ability working in a collegial team environment.
1. Experience teaching college and/or adult learners. 2. Use of technology beyond basic computer skills.
The Successful
Candidate Will
Demonstrate a commitment to graduate nursing education; have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and clinical agency partners to support student success; possess excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrate innovative teaching ability; work effectively with diverse populations; balance independent work and team-oriented work.
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.
  • For clinical supervision of graduate students, applicants must be APRNs (psych or family) appropriate to the area of supervision.


Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

To apply, submit the following:

  • (1) a letter of application addressing the above required and preferred qualifications, and
  • (2) a current curriculum vitae, and
  • (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses 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. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #1210-22" in the subject line of the email.

  • Please submit application materials to the Campus Director in the geographic area you would like to work:

  • Susan Ahrens, Billings Interim Campus Director
  • MSU College of Nursing
  • Campus Box 574
  • Billings, MT 59701

  • Jane Scharff, Bozeman Campus Director
  • MSU College of Nursing
  • PO Box 173560
  • Bozeman MT 59717
  • (406) 994-2833

  • Susan Raph, Great Falls Campus Director
  • MSU College of Nursing
  • 400 15th Ave. South, Suite 106
  • Great Falls, MT 59405
  • (406) 771-4441

  • Charlene Winters, Missoula Interim Campus Director
  • MSU College of Nursing
  • 32 Campus Drive, #7416
  • Missoula MT 59812
  • (406) 243-4608

    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.