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WWAMI Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 17043
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Whitney Foster
(406) 994-4411
whitney.foster@montana.edu

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

The WWAMI Medical Education Program provides education at MSU-Bozeman for first and second-year medical students in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine. The teaching includes several laboratory classes throughout the year that use anatomical dissection. It also includes preparing cadavers and specimens for use in the classes.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Instructor
Position Number 4M0620
Department WWAMI Medical Education Program
Division WWAMI Medical Education Program
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Fiscal Year
Semester
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation AFMSU
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Depends on HR (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary range of $30,000 to $35,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The WWAMI Medical Education Program provides education at MSU-Bozeman for first and second-year medical students in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine. This position involves teaching several laboratory classes that use anatomical dissection, as well as preparing cadavers and specimens for use in class.

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.

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

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach the WWAMI medical students dissection technique and identification of structures.
  • Prepare the WWAMI anatomy teaching laboratories for first and second year students, including completing dissections, and setting up exams, as required.
  • Create and revise curriculum materials for Human Form & Function lecture and lab.
  • Facilitate anatomical teaching demonstrations for various pre-health professions groups, most often occurring after business hours.
  • Manage the Body Donation Program, including picking up and embalming cadavers and arranging final disposition.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. BS or MS in one of the biological sciences upon date of hire.
  2. Appropriate undergraduate coursework in chemistry and biology, specifically including anatomy and physiology.
  3. Demonstrated experience with anatomical dissection and working with human cadavers.
  4. Demonstrated experience as a teaching assistant or instructor in human gross anatomy.
  5. Demonstrated experience making chemical solutions and with general laboratory safety.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Teaching experience in a dissection laboratory is preferred to experience demonstrating prosections.
  2. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred. Prior knowledge of Access database software would be helpful.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to express empathy when talking with bereaved families
  • Have experience communicating complex scientific information to diverse audiences
  • Have the ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and in different roles
  • Maintain effective attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing competing demands
  • Possess a commitment to health education
  • Take initiative and work well independently * Exercise good judgment and self-motivation
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of records and information
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

1. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
2. Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).

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

With or without reasonable accommodation; the person in this position must be able to:
1. Work with in an area with hazardous chemicals and biological samples.
2. Move objects at least 75 lbs.

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.

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 rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The Program

The WWAMI Medical Education Program, a regional partner with the University of Washington School of Medicine, provides access to publicly supported medical education for residents in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. WWAMI places special emphasis on meeting the healthcare needs of the State, recognizing the importance of training primary care physicians and advancing medical knowledge. The WWAMI Medical Program at Montana State University admits 30 Montana residents into the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Montana WWAMI students complete the first year and a half of medical school at MSU, including training in both the basic sciences and clinical skills.

The Department
The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.
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
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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)

Supplemental Questions

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