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Instructor of Architecture (Pooled Position)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the pooled position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified of their application status for the hiring pool for the two year period. Documents required:
  • A letter of application that describes your experience and interest in teaching in the School of Architecture, (NOTE: Please indicate the specific areas of teaching interest);
  • A curriculum vitae or professional resume identifying relevant experience,
  • A list of the three current academic or professional references (please list in the Professional References section of the online application) and
  • A 20 page portfolio demonstrating profession practice, teaching experience and/or academic research.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 15164
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Jean Koelzer at 406-994-7882 or architecturesearch@montana.edu.

Classification Title
Working Title Instructor of Architecture (Pooled Position)
Brief Position Overview

The School of Architecture seeks an instructor(s) qualified to teach one or more of the following courses in Environmental Design/Architecture depending upon available funding:Architectural Design Studios, Architectural Structures, Architectural Graphics, Graduate Level Elective Courses, Professional Practice, Building Construction, Sustainability, Research Methods.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non Tenure Track
Position Number 4A6161
Department School of Architecture
Division College of Arts & Architecture
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Academic Year
Semester Fall or Spring
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
FTE Dependent on number of courses taught and duration.
Benefits Eligible Depends on HR (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary is dependent on number of courses taught and duration.
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. Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in pool for two years. After two years, candidates need 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.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching on-campus or online courses,
  • Advising, evaluating and assisting students,
  • Curriculum and/or course development and/or
  • Service assignments

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.

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 Associate Faculty Of Montana State
University (Non Tenure Track Faculty) Collective Bargaining Agreement at <http://mus.edu/hr/cba/MSU-NTT-2013-2015-CBA.pdf/a>

Duties and Responsibilities

Varies according to needs of the school and the specific areas of instruction.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Architectural Design Studios: A professional degree in Architecture or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice in architectural design or a demonstrated record of distinguished teaching.
  • Architectural Structures: A professional degree in Architecture OR Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering OR related field or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice and distinction in structural engineering.
  • Architectural Graphics: A professional degree in Architecture OR significant professional experience AND demonstrated record of accomplishment in architectural graphics; hand and/or digital.
  • Graduate Electives: A degree in the area of expertise OR significant professional experience in the area of expertise.
  • Professional Practice: licensed architect and demonstrated record of experience in a wide range of building project types.
  • Sustainability: Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or research in sustainability, Net Zero design, ecological design and the Living Building Challenge.
  • Building Construction: licensed architect or engineer with demonstrated record of experience in a wide range of building projects and phases.
  • Research Methods: A professional degree in Architecture or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice in architectural design and/or research or a demonstrated record of distinguished teaching.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • A post professional degree in Architecture (30 credit minimum).
  • Architectural registration
  • Professional engineering registration
  • A demonstrated ability to teach in multiple areas of the curriculum
  • A record of successful teaching accomplishments
  • A Ph.D. or a terminal degree in the applicant’s area of specialization
  • Prior experience in digital fabrication, the design/build profession or experience teaching design/build courses
  • A demonstrated record of experience with advanced computer applications in their area of specialization
  • Professional Practice: substantial portfolio of recognized work
  • Sustainability: LEED Certification, membership in USGB Council
  • Building Construction: Demonstrated record of experience in both design and construction phases
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Be able to work closely with other faculty in a collegial environment and contribute to the academic mission of the school.
  • Work effectively with students from different backgrounds and levels of experience.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Physical Demands
The Program

Located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecological system and the Rocky Mountains, the School of Architecture and Montana State University are internationally recognized for research and creative activity drawn from the social, cultural and environmental conditions of the western landscape.

The School of Architecture offers a four year undergraduate pre-professional program and a one and a half year graduate professional program leading to a Master of Architecture degree, which is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program has 300 undergraduate and 65 graduate students.

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 8-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Montana State University School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

  • Master of Architecture (pre-professional + 42 graduate credits).
  • Next accreditation visit for this program will take place in 2022.

<http://arch.montana.edu/index.php/a>

The Department
The College

The College of Arts and Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs housed in the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music and Film & Photography. Students enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty through a curriculum that is rich in studio- and lab-based pedagogy. The College offers international and cultural travel opportunities for students in all majors and encourages internship experiences for many of its programs. The College hosts the only accredited Architecture program in Montana and supports a unique, world-class graduate film program in science and natural history filmmaking. Graduates from the college enjoy successful careers in art, design, media production, photography, architecture, education and music as well as apply the discipline, creative problems solving skills and work ethic embedded in their programs to any career. The College is home to the internationally recognized Montana Shakespeare in the Parks theater company and supports the Black Box Theatre as well as innovation and design spaces such as the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning and the Community Design Center. For more information about the College of Arts and Architecture, go to < http://www.montana.edu/caa/a>

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date January 1, 2016
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

Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the pooled position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified of their application status for the hiring pool for the two year period.

Documents required:

  • A letter of application that describes your experience and interest in teaching in the School of Architecture, (NOTE: Please indicate the specific areas of teaching interest);
  • A curriculum vitae or professional resume identifying relevant experience,
  • A list of the three current academic or professional references (please list in the Professional References section of the online application) and
  • A 20 page portfolio demonstrating profession practice, teaching experience and/or academic research.

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. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio - Research, Professional Practices &/or Teaching (max 20 pages)
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your specific areas of teaching interest.

    (Open Ended Question)