Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
July 17, 2014

Visiting Faculty in Accounting - Auditing
Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Search Number     15-805
Start Date January 5, 2015
Appointment This appointment is for one semester (January 5, 2015 - May 15, 2015)


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. Screening of applications will begin on August 1, 2014, and will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.

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


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 13,000 students, including approximately 1,900 graduate students. MSU is recognized as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities representing the top tier of the Carnegie Foundation rankings and offers broad based, highly diversified curricula with Bachelor’s degrees in 47 fields, Master’s degrees in 38 disciplines and Doctorate degrees in 15 areas of study.

MSU is located in Bozeman, 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 four national airlines and is the second 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. 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.


Montana State University is seeking applicants at the instructor, assistant or associate rank for a visiting, non-tenure track, faculty position in accounting auditing.

Continuously accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business since 1981, the College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with options in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing and a Master’s degree in Accounting. The College, with approximately 25 tenure track faculty, augmented by 20-25 talented and experienced adjunct instructors, delivers an innovative and challenging program to about 1,100 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Over the past 30 years, the College’s Accounting students have consistently placed MSU in the top 10 institutions nationally for CPA exam pass rates; programs in Marketing, Finance, and Management are similarly successful. Other noteworthy programs are: (1) regionally/nationally recognized programs in AACSB accredited undergraduate and masters of accountancy education, (2) scholarly research programs that make a valuable contribution to the College’s mission, and (3) business and professional development programs and other academic outreach activities that provide assistance to the business community and enhance the economic development of the state. More information is available at:

Duties and

Primary duties include a full or part-time teaching schedule of graduate auditing courses plus introductory accounting courses.

  • Masters or Doctoral level education with relevance to accounting.
  • 2.   
  • University level teaching experience in advanced auditing or comparable industry auditing experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.
  • 2.   
  • PhD in Accounting from an AACSB accredited institution.
  • 3.   
  • CPA Designation.
    The Successful
    Candidate Will

    Have the capability to teach undergraduate and graduate students and to work collaboratively with faculty colleagues to support the ongoing programs of the college.

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

    Screening of applications will begin on August 1, 2014, and will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.


    To apply, submit the following:

    • (1) a letter of application addressing the above required and preferred qualifications, and
    • (2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and
    • (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references.

      Electronic submissions in PDF or Microsoft Word format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #15-805" in the subject line of the email.

      • Submit materials to:

      • Harry C. Benham
      • Interim Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
      • College of Business
      • Montana State University
      • PO Box 173040
      • Bozeman MT 59717-3040
      • (406) 994-4333

        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 (07/17/14kw/tw)