Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
November 2, 2012 *Updated Additional Requirements*

Instructor (Pooled Position)
Department of University Studies

Search Number     13002-22

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 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.

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

Overview The University Studies program and MSU Leadership Fellows program seeks instructors to teach the following classes depending upon need and available funding.
  • 1) COM 110US Introduction to Public Speaking
  • 2) US 101US First-Year Seminar
  • 3) US 121US Education, Social Issues and the Digital Age (a fully online first-year seminar)
  • 4) US 1XX Learning Strategies
  • 5) US 210 Education, the World of Work and You
  • 6) UC 202 Leadership Foundations
  • 7) UC 1XX Leadership Explorations
Duties and
  • 1) Teaching on-campus or online courses.
  • 2) Advising, evaluating and assisting students.
  • 3) Curriculum and/or course development.
  • 4) Participating in weekly faculty meetings—US 101 and US 121 instructors only.
  • 5) Meeting regularly with, collaborating with, and evaluating peer leader, if one is assigned to your section—US 101, US 121, UC 202, UC 1XX only.
  • 6) Participate in monthly faculty meetings – UC 202 and UC 1XX only.
For US and/or COM Courses:
  1. Master’s Degree in a relevant field. (Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field combined with college teaching experience may be considered.)
  2. Prior experience working with college students.

For UC Courses:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field combined with either college teaching experience and/or professional experience.
  1. Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
  2. Prior teaching experience directly related to the position for which you are applying.
  3. Demonstrated experience teaching interdisciplinary courses.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of college student development.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of career development and counseling (US 210 only).
The Successful
Candidate Will
  • Have the ability to relate to students and to develop classroom rapport with students
  • Have the ability to work effectively with diverse student populations
  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and staff
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a commitment to general education, liberal arts, and the development of the student as a whole person
  • Be skilled in utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process
  • Take initiative and work well independently
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.
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 the required and preferred qualifications listed in this announcement. (2) a current curriculum vitae or resume and (3) a list of the names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three current professional references. NOTE: Please clearly identify which position(s) you would like to be considered for and please submit a complete separate packet for each position.

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.

Submit materials to:

  • NTT Applicant Pool (please specify position)
  • University Studies
  • Montana State University
  • PO Box 173000
  • Bozeman MT 59717
  • (406)-994-3532

    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 11/02/12jh updated 11/27/12