Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
June 19, 2013

Instructor (Applicant Pool)
College of Agriculture

Search Number     13-363

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 College of Agriculture is seeking professionals to serve as instructors in the following areas: Agricultural Economics and Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal and Range Sciences, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology.


Relevant degree and/or experience


Significant, long-term direct professional experience and substantial insight into the theoretical frameworks of the field or discipline of teaching responsibility.

2.   Current expertise in area of teaching responsibility.
3.   Previous teaching experience.

The Successful
Candidate Will

Possess 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. Individuals who are licensed as a PE/EI/EIT are union exempt. For others, 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.


Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled.


To apply, submit: (1) a letter of application that addresses the specific business field(s) or discipline(s) you are interested in and the required and preferred qualifications listed above in this announcement;submit (2) a resume or curriculum vitae; and (3) submit three professional references and their contact information.

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 #13-363” in the subject line of the email, as well as your discipline of interest.

Submit materials to:

  • Brandi Clark
  • Personnel Officer
  • College of Agriculture
  • Montana State University
  • PO Box 172860
  • Bozeman MT 59717-2860
  • (406)994-5706


    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 6/19/13 bbclark