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Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Computer Science (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following: * Resume or Curriculum Vitae, include technical area of interest.
Please note: A minimum of 3 professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 16013
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Laura Underkofler at 406-994-2272 or laurau@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Computer Science (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview

The Computer Science Department is seeking instructors for courses that we teach on a regular basis (please refer to http://www.cs.montana.edu/courses.html for courses in special topic areas of Computer Science.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Pooled Position
Position Number TBD
Department Computer Science
Division College of Engineering
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Academic Year
Semester
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
FTE Varies
Benefits Eligible Depends on HR (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, qualifications and course(s) taught.
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable instruction and/or related functions. Applications will be accepted on a continual basis and will be maintained in a pool for two years.


After two years, candidates will be asked to re-submit materials for continued consideration.


The department hiring authority will review and evaluate the 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 or program. Salary is dependent on the number of courses taught and duration.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach on-campus and/or online courses.
  • Advise, evaluate, and assist students.
  • Participate in curriculum and/or course development.
  • Contribute positively and professionally to the academic success of students and the mission of Montana State University.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Relevant degree and experience in key areas at the undergraduate level.
  2. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Significant, professional experience and/or knowledge in the areas of teaching responsibility.
  2. Currency in area of teaching responsibility.
  3. Prior teaching experience.
The Successful Candidate Will

The Successful Candidate will be a dynamic teacher and communicator who demonstrates:

  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Strong interest in student success and commitment to quality teaching.
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals.
  • The ability to contribute positively to the academic success of students and the mission of Montana State University.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted. Individuals who are licensed as a PE/EI/EIT are union exempt.


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 AFMSU.org.


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.


Increasing the diversity of the engineering and computer science profession is a strategic priority for the College of Engineering. As a result, women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands

Normal classroom environment

The Program
The Department

The Computer Science Department at Montana State University supports the Mission of the College of Engineering and the University through its teaching, research, and service activities. The Department educates undergraduate and graduate students in the principles and practices of computer science, preparing them for computing careers and for a lifetime of learning.
We offer a Bachelor’s degree (two options: a professional option and an interdisciplinary option), a Master’s degree (two options: a thesis option and a courses-only option), a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science as well as a minor.


A few specialty areas within Computer Science include algorithm design, artificial intelligence, computational biology, data mining, machine learning, network design, robotics, software engineering and wireless networks.


Students in Computer Science have the opportunity to work with world-class professors on exciting projects that leverage the interdisciplinary nature of computing. For example, students with an interest in robots have the opportunity to compete in annual competitions such as the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center or RoboGames in Silicon Valley.


We leverage the interdisciplinary nature of computing to provide innovative educational and research opportunities in a beautiful mountain setting.

The College

The College of Engineering comprises five academic departments (Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and is home to the following research centers: Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), Western Transportation Institute (WTI), Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF) and the Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility; the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC); and the Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls approximately 3,000 students with more than 180 studying in graduate degree programs. Doctoral degree programs include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering with options in the fields of Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.


With a wide array of research programs in progress, MSU engineering faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In the last three years alone, MSU engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including two Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, as well as four Goldwater scholarships in 2013. Excitement in the College is building in anticipation of the design and construction of the Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center (NAIC). This innovative educational facility is possible due to a $50 million gift from Mr. Asbjornson. The NAIC will enable the College to transform the education of future MSU engineers.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Pooled Position
Desired Start Date
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

Please apply online and upload the following:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae, include technical area of interest.


Please note: A minimum of 3 professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

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. 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. To request an accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; hrpp_forms@montana.edu.
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

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