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Instructor- College of Agriculture (Pooled Position)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please upload: 1) your current CV 2) a cover letter describing how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications- Please indicate your department(s) of interest. Please note, this position requires three professional references as part of your applicant profile.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 16032
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Classification Title
Working Title Instructor- College of Agriculture (Pooled Position)
Brief Position Overview

The College of Agriculture maintains a pool of Non-Tenure-Track applicants for consideration as potential instructors in the departments of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal and Range Sciences, Microbiology and Immununology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, and WIMU.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank no rank
Position Number
Department Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Division College of Agriculture/MAES
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Other
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
FTE variable
Benefits Eligible Depends on HR (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary is dependent on number of work load units assigned and duration of contract
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Responsibilities may include: 1) Teaching on-campus or online courses, 2) Advising, evaluating and assisting students and/or 3) 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Relevant degree and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Significant, professional experience and substantial knowledge of the field or discipline of teaching responsibility.

2. Current expertise in area of teaching responsibility.

3. Previous teaching experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills; have the ability to work independently, and possess exceptional organizational skills; and have a strong interest in student success and commitment to quality teaching. The successful candidate will also have an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of inclusiveness and diversity.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

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

This position may be a Union position. Individuals who are licensed as a PE/EI/EIT are union exempt. For others, 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 at or by emailing . Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues or representation fees. 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 College

As the foundation of the land grant mission at Montana State University, the College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station provide instruction in traditional and innovative degree programs and conduct research on old and new challenges for Montana’s agricultural community. This integration creates opportunities for students and faculty to excel through hands-on learning, to serve through campus and community engagement, to explore unique solutions to distinct and interesting questions and to connect Montanans with the global community through research discoveries and outreach.

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. Applications will be retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.

Special Instructions

To apply, please upload:
1) your current CV
2) a cover letter describing how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications- Please indicate your department(s) of interest.
Please note, this position requires three professional references as part of your applicant profile.

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; .

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: .

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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