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Non-Tenure Track Faculty - College of Engineering (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following: * Resume or Curriculum Vitae, include technical area of interest.
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 - 16065
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Laura Underkofler at 406-994-2272 or laurau@montana.edu

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

The College of Engineering’s (COE) Multidisciplinary Engineering Design course is taught by faculty who bring real-world experience into the classroom. These diverse faculty members are expected to instruct and mentor student project teams through their first open-ended, multidisciplinary design experience. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, participation in accreditation activities and committee assignments, and service to the University, State, and profession.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number TBD
Department Office of the Dean (CoE)
Division College of Engineering
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Semester
Semester Fall or 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 experience, education, qualifications and course(s) taught.
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
  • Teach on-campus.
  • Advise, evaluate, and assist students.
  • Work with EGEN 310 instructional lead and instructional team to develop curriculum as needed.
  • Contribute positively and professionally to the academic success of students and the mission of Montana State University.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Relevant degree and experience in Engineering and/or Computer Science.
  2. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Relevant professional experience and insight into the theoretical frameworks of the field or discipline of teaching responsibility.
  2. Currency in area of teaching responsibility.
  3. Previous teaching experience.
The Successful Candidate Will

The Successful Candidate will be a dynamic teacher and communicator who demonstrates:

  • A broad understanding of the design process.
  • The ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body.
  • The ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and the engineering industry.
  • The potential to provide leadership and to assume responsibility for organizational and program activities.

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.


Increasing the diversity of the engineering and computer science profession is a strategic priority for the College of Engineering. As a result, women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Primary work environment is a climate controlled classroom setting.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department
The College

The College of Engineering comprises five academic departments (Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and is home to the following research centers: Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), Western Transportation Institute (WTI), Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF) and the Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility; the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC); and the Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls approximately 3,000 students with more than 180 studying in graduate degree programs. Doctoral degree programs include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering with options in the fields of Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.


With a wide array of research programs in progress, MSU engineering faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In the last three years alone, MSU engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including two Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, as well as four Goldwater scholarships in 2013. Excitement in the College is building in anticipation of the design and construction of the Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center (NAIC). This innovative educational facility is possible due to a $50 million gift from Mr. Asbjornson. The NAIC will enable the College to transform the education of future MSU engineers.

Posting Detail Information

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

Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.

Special Instructions

Please apply online and upload the following:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae, include technical area of interest.


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. 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. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

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