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Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Statistics Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18055
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Stacie Rath at 406-994-3603
stacie.rath@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Statistics Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview

The MSU Mathematical Sciences Department maintains a pool of Non-Tenure-Track applicants for consideration as potential instructors in mathematics, mathematics education and statistics courses.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number 4A6147
Department Mathematical Sciences
Division College of Letters & Science
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Academic Year
Semester Fall or Spring
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Contact HR for Determination
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
FTE Varies
Benefits Eligible Depends on FTE (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable level instruction and/or related functions. Instructors are needed to teach classes depending upon need and available funding.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in the pool for two years. After two years, candidates will be notified to re-submit materials for continued consideration.

Appointments are on a part-time basis and vary in duration, a semester or an academic year, depending on the specific needs of the department/program. Salary is dependent on number of courses taught and number of credits per course.

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

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Teaching on-campus or online courses.
  2. Advising, evaluating and assisting students and/or
  3. Curriculum and/or course development.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, mathematics teaching, statistics or closely related field.
  2. Two years teaching experience
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. A master’s degree in mathematics, mathematics teaching, statistics or closely related field.
  2. Two years teaching experience at the college or university level.
  3. Commitment to supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have good 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.
  • Possess strong interest in student success.
  • Be committed to quality teaching.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit.

  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Any position that is .5 FTE 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 AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU .
    • Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues.
    • If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted.
    • Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union

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.

Physical Demands

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 Mathematical Sciences is recognized as a leading department in mathematics, statistics and mathematics education. Bachelors, master’s, and doctoral graduates in all of these areas are following successful careers in industry, government, and academia. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, we offer outstanding educational opportunities in an area of exquisitely beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation. Our department has a multifaceted role on campus and in Montana. We have the largest instructional component on campus, delivering about 10% of the total student credit hours. We offer a B.S. in Mathematics with options in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics teaching, and statistics; an M.S. in Mathematics with options in Mathematics and Mathematics Education; an M.S. in Statistics; a Ph.D. in Mathematics with emphases in Mathematics and Mathematics Education; and a Ph.D. in Statistics with emphases in Statistics and Statistics Education. The mathematics education option for the M.S. in Mathematics is an online program.

Mathematics faculty focus on related topics in theoretical and applied mathematics, and research programs are often applied to problems in science and engineering.
Mathematics education faculty are active in both qualitative and quantitative experimental research areas. These include teacher preparation, coaching and professional development for in-service teachers, mathematical modeling in schools, and online learning. Statistics faculty are engaged in a broad range of theoretical and applied research topics, with much of the statistical research directed toward practical problems.

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 Multiple Positions
Desired Start Date 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.
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

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.

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

Supplemental Questions

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