Montana State University
Bozeman

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
May 14, 2013


Department of Modern Languages & Literatures – Spanish Instructor (Pooled Position)
College of Letters and Science
Modern Languages & Literatures

Search Number     13-296
 
Start Date August 16, 2013 or upon successful completion of search process
 
Appointment Part-time basis (depends on number of courses taught)
 
Salary

Depends on number of courses taught and experience

 

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 http://www.montana.edu/provost/policy.html.

 
Community
Information

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. Bizjournals.com 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.

 
Duties and
Responsibilities

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montana State University is recruiting part-time Non Tenure Track Spanish Instructors for the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond. Instructors typically teach 1 to 3 classes/semester at the beginning or intermediate level. All positions are pending adequate enrollment and funding.

 
Required
Qualifications
1.   A Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or equivalent degree from a foreign university/educational institution required.
 
Preferred
Qualifications
1.   Master’s degree or equivalent
Teaching experience, college teaching experience preferred
 
The Successful
Candidate Will

Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate successfully and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

 
Additional
Requirements
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.
  • 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 AFMSU.org.
  • 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.
 
Application
Deadline

Completed applications returned by June 21, 2013, will be given preferential review, however screening of applications will continue until suitable candidates are selected .
Upon the departmental need, 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.

 
Application
Procedure

To apply, submit: (1) a letter of application that addresses the required qualifications listed in this announcement. Address preferred qualifications if listed. NOTE: Please indicate the position for which you are applying and be specific. (ex: Instructor, Technology Education; Instructor, Educational Leadership; Adult Education, etc.); (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. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-296” in the subject line of the email.

Submit materials to:

  • Galen Brokaw
  • Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Montana State University
  • 117 Gaines Hall
  • PO Box 172980
  • Bozeman MT 59717-2980
  • (406) 994-4448
  • Applications may be sent by e-mail to tracy@montana.edu

    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.