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Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Sociology & Anthropology (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following: * Resume or Curriculum Vitae
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 - 17020
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kelsey Martin
(406) 994-4211

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

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a non-tenure track assistant teaching professor or instructor to teach an array of upper and lower division courses during the academic year. The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to excellence in undergraduate teaching in the areas of sociology, and/or criminology, or anthropology related to the applicant’s strength. The teaching load for this position will be 4 courses each semester – this is a part time academic year appointment.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number TBD
Department Sociology and Anthropology
Division College of Letters & Science
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 Exempt from Collective Bargaining
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
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Relevant degree and experience in Sociology & Anthropology.
  2. Teaching experience in a face-to-face lecture format
  3. Experience teaching large sections of introductory classes
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. PhD in Sociology or Anthropology
  2. Evidence of teaching excellence
  3. Experience teaching in both face-to-face and online formats
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Be a dynamic instructor who has broad knowledge in sociology or anthropology
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have the ability to inspire and facilitate learning among a diverse student body
  • Have the ability to work well with colleagues, students, and others and contribute to a collegial environment
  • Have experience teaching undergraduates in sociology or anthropology
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 or by emailing

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.

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 Department of Sociology and Anthropology draws on the expertise and commitment of it research-active faculty to provide excellent undergraduate educational experiences to majors, minors and the broader university. The unifying theme of the department is the study of societies – past and present – framed within the tradition of the liberal arts. Within Sociology, faculty have research and teaching foci on social inequality (especially race and gender), criminology, family, and social psychology. Our curriculum emphasizes disciplinary knowledge (including methods and substantive content) as well as skills including critical thinking, critical and active reading, research, analysis, synthesis, written and oral communication, and ethical judgment. Majors and minors develop a firm foundation in sociology, and all majors engage in independent research projects in required research methods and capstone courses. We have two options within the sociology major-general sociology and criminology. The department balances its teaching and research programs, and wherever possible, integrates the two.

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 Upon a successful completion of the search
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

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; .

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. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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