Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
***UPDATED April 9, 2015***

Architecture Instructor/Assist./Assoc./Prof./Teaching Professor - NTT Faculty (Pooled Position)
School of Architecture

Search Number     13-287
Start Date August 2015
Appointment By semester or academic year.

Dependent upon qualifications, rank, number of courses taught and duration.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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 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 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. 4) Service Assignments.

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


Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 14,000 students, including approximately 1,900 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by seven national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with "three distinctly different" major ski resorts within an hour's drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.


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:

  • Architectural Design Studios
  • Architectural Structures
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Graduate Level Elective Courses
  • Architectural Environmental/Building Systems
    Duties and

    1. Teaching on-campus courses.
    2. Advising, evaluating and assisting students.
    3. Curriculum and/or course development and/or service.

    1.   Architectural Design Studios: A professional degree in Architecture or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice in architectural design or a demonstrated record of distinguished teaching.
    2.   Architectural Structures: A professional degree in Architecture OR Architectural Engineering OR Civil Engineering OR related field or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice and distinction in structural engineering.
    3.   Architectural Graphics: A professional degree in Architecture OR significant professional experience AND demonstrated record of accomplishment in architectural graphics; hand and/or digital.
    4.   Graduate Electives: A degree in the area of expertise OR significant professional experience in the area of expertise.
    5.   Environmental/Building Systems: A professional degree in Architecture or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice in architectural design or a demonstrated record of distinguished teaching AND demonstrated record of teaching/practice of environmental/building systems.
    1.   A post professional degree in Architecture (30 credit min.)
    2.   Architectural registration
    3.   Professional engineering registration
    4.   A demonstrated ability to teach in multiple areas of the curriculum
    5.   A record of successful teaching accomplishments
    6.   A Ph.D. or a terminal degree in the applicant’s area of specialization
    7.   Prior experience in digital fabrication, the design/build profession or experience teaching design/build courses
    8.   A demonstrated record of experience with advanced computer applications in their area of specialization
    The Successful
    Candidate Will

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff and students.
  • Have the ability to balance independent work and team-oriented work.

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

    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, please submit the following:

    • (1) A letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed in this announcement. NOTE: Please indicate the position for which you are applying and be specific. (ex: Instructor/Assist./Assoc./Prof., Design Studio; Instructor/Assist./Assoc./Prof., Architectural Structures, etc.).
    • (2) A curriculum vitae identifying area of interest, and
    • (3) A 20 page portfolio demonstrating profession practice, teaching experience and/or academic research.
    • (4) 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. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-287” in the subject line of the email.

      Submit materials to:

      • Montana State University
      • School of Architecture
      • PO Box 173760
      • Bozeman MT 59717-3760
      • Phone: (406)994-7882

        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 04/09/15kw