Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
March 5, 2013

Department of Psychology - Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor (Pooled Position)
College of Letters and Science
Department of Psychology

Search Number     13-208
Start Date August 16, 2013 or upon successful completion of search process
Appointment Part-time basis (depends on number of courses taught) and vary in duration

Depends on number of courses taught


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 Department of Psychology teaches with an emphasis on Psychological Science and offers a BS in Psychology, and MS in Psychological Science, and provides excellent undergraduate learning experiences to majors, minors, and the broader university.

Duties and

The Department seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor qualified to teach one or more of the following courses in Psychology in Fall semester 2013 and/or Spring semester 2014, depending on available funding: Research Design and Analysis I, Research Design and Analysis II, Psychology of Gender, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Judgment and Decision Making.

1.   PhD or MA/MS/ABD in Psychology or closely allied field.
  1. PhD in Psychology.
  2. College-level teaching experience in a face-to-face lecture format.
  3. Academic background commensurate with teaching one or more of the courses listed above.
1.   In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
2.   This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.
    3.   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
    4.   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 how your training, expertise and experience fulfill the required and preferred qualifications listed in this announcement, NOTE: Please indicate the position for which you are applying and be specific about your qualifications for specific courses listed above. ; (2) a curriculum vitae identifying area of interest and (3) a list of the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of two 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 #13-208” in the subject line of the email.

    Submit materials to:

    • NTT Teaching Position
    • OR
    • NTT Teaching Position
    • Psychology Department
    • Montana State University
    • PO Box 173440
    • Bozeman MT 59717-3440
    • For questions call:(406) 994-3801

      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.