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Non-Tenure Track - Cell Biology and Neuroscience (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following: •Resume or Curriculum Vitae •Cover Letter addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications
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 - 16020
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Cori at 406-994-5097 or xcbn@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Non-Tenure Track - Cell Biology and Neuroscience (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview

The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience seeks a non-tenure track Instructor to teach in the areas of cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, anatomy & physiology or related fields.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Pooled Position
Position Number 4A6156
Department Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Division College of Letters & Science
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Semester
Semester Fall & Spring
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 assignment, 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 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

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Teaching on-campus courses,
  1. Advising, evaluating and assisting students,
  1. 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.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Master’s Degree or PhD in a relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Professional experience in area of teaching responsibility.

The Successful Candidate Will
  • have effective interpersonal skills
  • have the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students
  • be able to relate to and establish rapport with a college student population
  • be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with various constituencies, including students, administrators, co-workers, and instructors
  • exercise good judgment and self-motivation
  • maintain confidentiality of records and information
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

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 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.

Physical Demands
The Program
The Department

The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, established in 2000, has 12 faculty, 350 undergraduate majors and a graduate program. The mission of the department is to provide pre-professional undergraduate students with a foundation of biological knowledge that prepares them for pursuit of careers in medicine and medically related fields, biotechnology, biomedical and basic neuroscience research, biology teaching, and other related professions. Faculty have a strong commitment to undergraduate research, graduate and postdoctoral training. The department has a vigorous, internationally recognized research program with concentrations in cognitive neuroscience, neural development, stem cells, neurogenetics, and biophysics. We have also recently established a Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery whose aim is to identify novel neurotechnologies for the diagnosis and treatment of serious mental illness.

The College

The College of Letters and Science, the largest center for learning, teaching and research at Montana State University, offers students an excellent liberal arts and sciences education in nearly 50 majors, 25 minors and over 25 graduate degrees within the four areas of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences.


Building on the great strength of our traditional disciplines, the college provides exciting opportunities for faculty and students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Pooled Position
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

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

Special Instructions

Please apply online and upload the following:
•Resume or Curriculum Vitae
•Cover Letter addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications


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
  2. Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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