Montana State University College of Nursing Non Tenure-Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana
Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22115
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Ann Galloway at 406-994-7506 or email@example.com
Debbie Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Falls Campus:
Dr. Jennifer Sofie at (406) 994-3500 or email@example.com
Dr. Tracey Koch at 406-243-5609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathlyn Mendius at 406-751-6421 or email@example.com
Classification Title Instructor
Working Title College of Nursing Non Tenure-Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview
Non-Tenure Track ( NTT ) faculty in the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing teach undergraduate and/or graduate nursing courses using multiple teaching strategies including in-person active learning pedagogies, simulation learning, online/web-supported strategies, and/or clinical instruction. NTT faculty are located on one of the five CON campus sites (Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell, and Missoula) and participate in all aspects of the faculty teaching role. NTT faculty contribute to curriculum development, assessment, and continuous quality improvement. NTT faculty work collaboratively with other faculty and staff to develop cooperative relationships with clinical agencies, practitioners, and members of other disciplines to foster cutting-edge clinical education partnerships. NTT faculty report to a Campus Director.
Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number 4A6106 or 4A6107
Department Nursing Departments
Division College of Nursing
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Semester
Semester Fall or Spring
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If other, specify End date
Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
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
Montana State University seeks qualiﬁed individuals as non-tenure track ( NTT ) faculty to provide instruction and/or related functions. NTT faculty serve the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing primarily in the teaching mission. Positions are non-tenurable. NTT faculty teach classes depending upon need and available funding.
We seek individuals who embrace excellence, innovation, and inclusion in nursing education; are committed to serving the needs of diverse and rural students; and are dedicated to improving the health of Montanans by preparing tomorrow’s nursing workforce. NTT faculty teach undergraduate and/or graduate nursing courses using multiple teaching strategies including in-person active learning pedagogies, simulation learning, online, distance-delivered, and clinical instruction.
Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in the NTT pool for two years. After two years, candidates will be notiﬁed to re-submit materials for continued consideration.
The NTT search committee reviews and evaluates submitted application materials. Applicants will be notiﬁed if their application is being retained in the NTT faculty hiring pool.
Appointments are on a part-time basis and vary in duration (e.g., partial semester, full semester, 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
The primary role of NTT faculty is to help fulfill the teaching mission of the College. NTT faculty teach undergraduate and/or graduate nursing courses using multiple teaching strategies including in-person active learning pedagogies, simulation learning, online, distance-delivered, and/or clinical instruction.
NTT faculty members of the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing are expected to engage in service or outreach in addition to teaching. Each faculty member’s relative emphasis on service or outreach is individually determined to serve the mission and responsibilities of the college and campus and to best utilize the strengths and interests of that faculty member, while recognizing the available resources of the College.
Faculty members are expected to maintain a continuous program of professional development that includes attendance and participation at professional meetings and keeping current with the literature in their discipline.
The College’s ﬁve-campus system requires faculty members to travel among the ﬁve campuses for faculty meetings. Full time faculty (>.50 FTE ) are required to travel to Bozeman at least two times per year for college-wide, general faculty meetings. Faculty members must also travel to clinical agencies where teaching, service or outreach occurs.
While functioning in the teaching role in clinical agencies, faculty members must meet all health standards set forth by that particular agency and, at a minimum, meet communicable disease control standards per College policies.
Each faculty member must meet and abide by all requirements for the practice of professional nursing for the State of Montana as set forth by the State Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations.
In addition, faculty members are governed by University and Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing policies and procedures, general professional nursing standards, and the speciﬁc requirements of clinical agencies in which they conduct teaching or service activities.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Unencumbered RN license to practice Nursing in Montana.
BSN or Master’s degree in Nursing.
To teach in DNP program, APRN license to practice in Montana and hold current certiﬁcation as an Advanced Practice RN in the area of Psychiatric Mental Health or Family Nurse Practitioner.
Successful work experience in nursing.
Demonstrated clinical competence in the area of teaching interest.
Demonstrated ability working in a collegial team environment.
Demonstrated experience effectively using information technology to prepare and present instructional materials.
Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
For teaching in the DNP program, earned DNP degree in nursing.
For teaching in the BSN program, earned Master’s degree in nursing.
Experience teaching college and/or adult learners.
Use of technology beyond basic computer skills.
Use of simulation technology for teaching-learning.
Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
The Successful Candidate Will
Demonstrate a commitment to nursing education.
Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and clinical agency partners to support student success.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Be skilled in utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process and embraces educational innovations.
Take initiative and work well independently.
Work productively in team-oriented environments.
Maintain conﬁdentiality of student and patient records and information.
Represent both the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing and the University and, thus, act in a manner which reﬂects positively on the College and the University at all times.
Be dedicated 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 may choose to pay membership dues. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU (http://afmsu4ntt.org/) or by emailing AFSMU (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
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.
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.
MSU Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing has been continuously approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing since its founding in 1937 and has received continuous national accreditation since 1949. MSU CON is accredited by CCNE .
The baccalaureate program can be completed on any of the College’s five campus locations (Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell or Missoula). The Traditional BSN program admits 224 students annually. The Accelerated BSN program admits 48 students annually. Completion rates for both programs are consistently > 90%. MSU Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing NCLEX -RN® first time test taker pass rates historically have exceeded state and national rates. The Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing has also earned national recognition for excellence in its program that supports the recruitment and success of Native American nursing students, CO-OP (Caring for Our Own Program).
The graduate program offers two degrees. The Master of Nursing (MN) focuses on clinical nurse leadership. Graduates are prepared to sit for the CNL certification exam. The Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) degree has two options preparing students to take national certification exams as either Family Nurse Practitioners ( FNP ) or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners ( PMHNP ). Students may enter post- BSN or post-MN. The graduate program is delivered by distance via web-based or web-enhanced courses, teleconference, and internet video conferencing. Face-to-face classes are held in Bozeman once each year. Clinical supervision is provided across the state by board certified advanced practice faculty.
The College’s mission is to enhance the health of the people of Montana, our nation, and the global community by providing leadership for professional nursing through excellence in education, research, practice and service.
Inspire baccalaureate and graduate students, within a diverse, challenging, and engaging learning environment, to become leaders in the practice of professional nursing.
Create an interactive environment in which faculty and students discover, learn, and integrate knowledge into nursing practice.
Serve as leaders in nursing by generating, translating, and disseminating knowledge through research and scholarly activities.
Promote health and wellness through professional practice, collaboration, consultation, civic engagement, education, and leadership.
The Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing was founded in 1937 and has been continuously approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing since its founding and has received continuous national accreditation since 1949. The MSU College of Nursing is a multi-site program with campuses in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell, and Missoula.
MSU Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing is Montana’s primary provider of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. The College offers a traditional BSN , accelerated BSN , Master’s degree in Nursing (MN) that prepares students as clinical nurse leaders (eligible for certiﬁcation as a CNL ), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) degree that prepares students for certiﬁcation as family nurse practitioners ( FNP ) or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners ( PMHNP ).
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)
Applications will be:
Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.
Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants are retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.
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. https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html.
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. https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment-guidelines/affirmative_action_plan.html.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/policy/discrimination/index.html.