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Montana State University Activity Class for Credit Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18067

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Abbey Holm

406-994-6278

abbey.holm@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Activity Class for Credit Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The Activity Class for Credit ( ACT ) program is run through the Health & Human Development Department at MSU . We are recruiting Non-Tenure Track instructors for ACT courses. We offer a wide range of courses, some of which include yoga, soccer, basketball, weights. All positions are pending adequate enrollment and funding.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track Instructor, ACT

Position Number 4A6510

Department Recreational Sports & Fitness

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)

Contract Term Semester

Semester Fall or Spring

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination

FTE varies

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

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 pool for two years. After two years, candidates will be notified to re-submit materials for continued consideration.

The department or program search committees or hiring authority will review and evaluate the submitted 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/program. Salary is dependent on number of courses taught and duration.

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

We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

  • Instruct and carry-out 1-credit Activity Classes for Credit, while incorporating daily lesson plans and curriculum to teach students new skills.

  • Communicate and report to ACT Lead Coordinator.

  • Administer a course syllabus, attendance policy, and academic component(s) to the courses being taught.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department

  • Experience in the specific skill/activity

  • Current certifications in the skill/activity as applicable

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant or a related field

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have a high level of professionalism and accountability.

  • The ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body.

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and staff

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Be skilled in utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process

  • The potential to provide leadership and to assume responsibility for organizational and program activities.

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

  • Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness

    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 (http://afmsu4ntt.org) or by emailing AFSMU (afmsu4ntt@gmail.com) .

  • 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

Activity Classes for Credit

The Department

The ACT program is funded and overseen through Health & Human Development and managed in Recreational Sports & Fitness

The College

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development ( EHHD ), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise.

Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

We prepare teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.

We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.

We provide graduate programming for educational leaders including K-12 principals and superintendents.

We prepare adult and higher education experts.

We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults, and work to preserve native languages.

We educate families to enrich overall well-being and how to make healthy choices related to nutrition and physical activity.

We prepare students for future careers in coaching, counseling, financial planning, dietetics, community food systems, physical therapy, and medicine.

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 (http://www.montana.edu/hr/dualcareer.html) .

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/ (http://www2.montana.edu%5Cpolicy%5Caffirmative_action%5C) .

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