Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
May 13, 2014

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Search Number     14-391
Start Date August 15, 2014
Appointment This is a two year, full-time (1.0 FTE) non-tenure track academic year appointment.

Commensurate with experience, education and qualifications.

Benefits Eligible
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.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Montana State University seeks a qualified individual to provide non-tenurable, undergraduate-level instruction and related functions. We seek an individual who works professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possesses effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and has the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Responsibilities may include: 1) Teaching on-campus or online courses, 2) Advising, evaluating and assisting students and/or 3) Curriculum and/or course development.

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 nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 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 Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.

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. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns." 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

Organize course curricula, prepare and give lectures, give examinations, offer office hour guidance, complete final evaluations and report grades for the course(s) assigned. Course subjects may include, but are not limited to, materials science, thermodynamics, unit operations laboratory and introductory courses to chemical and biological engineering.

1.   PhD in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or a closely related field.
1.   PhD in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering.
2.   College-level teaching experience in a face-to-face lecture format.
3.   Academic background commensurate with teaching courses in one or more of the subject areas listed above.
The Successful
Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Work effectively with diverse populations;
  • Provide appropriate mentorship to students;

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
  • 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 begin on May 27, 2014 and will continue until an adequate pool is established.


To apply, submit the following:

  • (1) a letter of application addressing all of the above required and preferred qualifications, and
  • (2) a current curriculum vitae, and
  • (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses 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 #14-391” in the subject line of the email.

    Submit materials to:

    • Ms. Alyssa Golder
    • Administrative Associate II
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
    • Montana State University
    • 306 Cobleigh Hall
    • PO Box 173920
    • Bozeman MT 59717-3920
    • (406) 994-2221

      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 5/13/2014/ses