Montana State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Vacancy Announcement
July 12, 2013 ***Updated***

EGEN 310 Team Advisor
College of Engineering

Search Number     14-014
Start Date August 2013
Appointment This is a temporary part-time appointment for Fall semester 2014 (mid-August through mid-December).

$1200 for each recitation section (includes two student teams, a total of 10 students per section). There is no tuition waiver for this assignment.

Benefits Non-Eligible

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


Team Advisors (TA’s) are key to providing EGEN 310 students with a positive and rich learning experience. The group of TA’s should represent as many of the engineering and computer science disciplines as possible.

Potential EGEN 310 TA’s should be aware of the responsibilities of the position (see the Duties and Responsibilities section below) and should also have all or most of the following qualifications:

  • Have familiarity with a broad range of technologies
  • Have prior engineering design experience, utilizing an established design process
  • Have experience with multi-disciplinary projects
  • Have industrial work experience
  • Have breadth of life experience
  • Be student-focused
  • Exhibit patience, listening skills, negotiation skills, and good communication skills
  • Have sufficient time available to complete the job responsibilities

    Duties and

    EGEN 310 TA’s are responsible for the following activities for each recitation section assignment:

  • Attend EGEN 310 lectures
  • Attend the weekly TA meeting
  • Meet with assigned student teams weekly in recitation sections to provide guidance on their design projects and reinforce class concepts
  • Evaluate team assignments that are due throughout the semester, provide feedback to students, and keep a record of scores
  • Evaluate student’s journals, provide feedback, and keep a record of scores
  • Grade students’ project deliverables
  • Help grade the midterm and final examinations
  • Assist with EGEN 310 lectures on an as-needed basis
  • Other assignments as requested by the course instructor

    1.   see the Overview section above
    1.   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.


    Interested individuals should submit:

    1. A brief letter or e-mail addressing the qualifications for the position and the reason they are interested.
    2. A brief letter (or e-mail) of recommendation from a faculty member.
    3. A current resume/CV

    Submit application materials requested above to:

    • Joe Eldring, EGEN 310 Lead Instructor
    • College of Engineering
    • Montana State University
    • PO Box 173820
    • Bozeman MT 59717-3820

      Applications will be given to the EGEN 310 Faculty Advisory Committee, and a subset of that committee will review the applications and recommend applicants for the available positions. The EGEN 310 instructor will select from the recommended applicants.

    Posted 7/12/13ses