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History Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • The 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.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 15165
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Katie Yaw
kathryn.yaw@montana.edu
(406) 994-4396

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

The Department of History and Philosophy seeks course instructors in the disciplines of history (American and world) on an as needed basis.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non Tenure Track
Position Number 4A6146
Department History & Philosophy
Division College of Letters & Science
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Semester
Semester
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
FTE Depends on number of courses taught
Benefits Eligible Depends on HR (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, courses taught, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Department of History and Philosophy seeks course instructors in the disciplines of history (American and world) on an as needed basis.


The Department of History & Philosophy offers undergraduate majors in history, philosophy, and religious studies, as well as a variety of teaching and non-teaching minors. Graduate students can pursue innovative MA and PhD degrees in the history of science and technology, environmental history, and the history of Montana and the American west. At all levels of the curriculum, the Department provides students with the tools to think rigorously, to research and thereby generate knowledge empirically, and to articulate their thoughts coherently. The Department serves approximately 200 undergraduate majors, and 20-30 MA and PhD students. There are currently 18 tenure-track faculty, and 8 non-tenure-track faculty. The Department houses the American Studies program, which is overseen by a Director, and which serves a small number of undergraduate majors, and 20-30 MA and PhD students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Generally, instructors teach introductory-level courses in history. Occasionally, instructors teach upper-division courses in the same fields. Courses available vary from one semester to the next, depending on need and funding.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Minimum of a Master’s Degree in the appropriate field with academic background commensurate with teaching one or more of the specialty areas listed above.

  2. Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Terminal degree in appropriate field.
  2. Previous teaching experience in similar courses.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate to and establish rapport with a college student population.
  • Exercise good judgment and self-motivation.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Possess strong interest in student success.
  • Be committed to quality teaching.
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 afmsu4ntt.org or by emailing afmsu4ntt@gmail.com

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 and office environment.

The Program
The Department

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies as an interdisciplinary department offers three majors, tailored major options and several exciting minors, including Latin American Studies and Museum Studies. Internships at historical societies, museums and Yellowstone are also an important part of the educational experience. Undergraduate students also have opportunities to conduct research and work directly with faculty members on topics ranging from urban coyotes to the Butte mine. The department hosts both history and philosophy honor societies, as well as a philosophy ethics debate team. At all levels of the curriculum, the department provides students with the tools to think rigorously, to research and thereby generate knowledge empirically, and to articulate their thoughts coherently. For these reasons, the department’s programs are among the most sought-after in the College of Letters and Science and across campus.

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:

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:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • The 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.

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

Supplemental Questions

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