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Chemistry and Biochemistry Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following: * Cover Letter addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications * Curriculum Vitae * A List of Three (3) Professional References – their names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Please note: Three (3) professional references are required upon applying for the position. They must be included in your profile/application. * Up to three (3) Letters of Reference.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 15185
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kim Hilmer at 406-994-5376 or
kimberly.hilmer@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Chemistry and Biochemistry Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks a non-tenure track Instructor to teach in the areas of general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number 4A6142
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
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 Commensurate with assignment, experience, education and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Teaching on-campus or online courses,
  2. Advising, evaluating and assisting students
  3. Curriculum and/or course development.

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

Normal classroom or laboratory environment.

The Program
The Department

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides instruction, research, and outreach in several contexts. A large undergraduate chemistry program serves students in many disciplines and at several levels. Courses at the M.S. and Ph.D. level prepare students to be leaders in education and industry. Productive, nationally competitive research programs are pursued by the faculty so that students can acquire the most modern knowledge and techniques. Active research programs also solve problems in the State and Nation, lead to economic development, and provide other departments with the expertise that they need to advance their own programs.

The College

The College of Letters and Science (L&S), 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. L&S is dedicated to supporting student success, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing an atmosphere in which discovery and learning are integrated and valued. L&S is at the confluence of intellectual tradition, discovery, and innovation.

Posting Detail Information

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

Please apply online and upload the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A List of Three (3) Professional References – their names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Please note: Three (3) professional references are required upon applying for the position. They must be included in your profile/application.
  • Up to three (3) Letters of Reference.
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; recruitment@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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).