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Agricultural Education Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18050
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Annie Mollock
(406) 994-2132
annie.mollock@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Agricultural Education Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview
Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number TBD
Department Agricultural Education
Division College of Agriculture/MAES
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Semester
Semester Fall or Spring
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Contact HR for Determination
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
FTE Varies
Benefits Eligible Depends on FTE (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable level instruction and/or related functions. Instructors are needed to teach classes depending upon need and available funding.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in pool for two years. After two years, candidates will be notified 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.

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.
And/Or
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.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching on-campus or online courses.
  • Advising, evaluating and assisting students.
  • Participating in bi-weekly faculty meetings.
  • Meeting regularly with, collaborating with, and evaluating peer leader, if one is assigned to your section.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. BS Degree in Agricultural Education, Communications, Leadership OR Extension or closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. MS Degree in Agricultural Education, Communications, Leadership OR Extension or closely related 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.
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
  • Be skilled in utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process
  • Take initiative and work well independently
  • Possess the ability to learn material quickly
  • Possess the ability to adapt to changing environments
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit.

  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Any position that is .5 FTE 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 AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU .
    • Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues.
    • If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted.
    • Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department

The Division of Agricultural Education is housed within the College of Agriculture and has 3 faculty members. The Division of Agricultural Education is dedicated to serving the needs of all students and agricultural professionals through a dynamic and comprehensive program of rural leadership, technological advancement, and proven scientific and educational practices. The program is grounded in basic and applied research aimed at improving professional and technical skills in the realm of Montana agriculture. The department offers a degree in Agricultural Education with two options 1) Broadfield Teaching and 2) Communications, Leadership, and Extension with about 65 undergraduate majors. The division offers both an on-campus and online Master’s degree in Agriculture Education.

The College

As the foundation of the land grant mission at Montana State University, the College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station provide instruction in traditional and innovative degree programs and conduct research on old and new challenges for Montana’s agricultural community. This integration creates opportunities for students and faculty to excel through hands-on learning, to serve through campus and community engagement, to explore unique solutions to distinct and interesting questions and to connect Montanans with the global community through research discoveries and outreach.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Multiple Positions
Desired Start Date *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.*
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.

Special Instructions

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.

Diversity Statement

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 is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).