Montana State University College of Nursing Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Graduate Program (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18078

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Susan Raph 406-771-4441

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title College of Nursing Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Graduate Program (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

Montana State University College of Nursing seeks qualified individuals to provide instruction or clinical supervision in graduate Nursing classes.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6106

Department College of Nursing

Division College of Nursing

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 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 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.

  • Teach graduate nursing courses (online)

  • Non tenure track faculty members of the College of Nursing are expected to be engaged in teaching and service or outreach. Each faculty member’s relative emphasis on teaching and service 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 may require faculty members to travel among the five campuses for faculty meetings. Faculty members must also travel to clinical agencies where teaching or service occurs.

  • Full time faculty are required to travel to Bozeman at least two times per year for college wide, general faculty meetings.

  • While functioning in the teaching role in clinical agencies, the faculty member must meet all health standards set forth by that particular agency and, at a minimum, meet communicable disease control standards set forth in the College’s Policy & Procedure Manual.

  • 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 College of Nursing policies and procedures, general professional nursing standards, and the specific requirements of clinical agencies in which they conduct teaching, research or service activities.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • APRN License to practice Nursing in Montana.

  • Masters degree in Nursing.

  • Hold current certification as an Advanced Practice RN in the area of Psychiatric Mental Health or Family Nurse Practitioner.

  • Successful work experience in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing or Family NP practice.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence in the area of teaching interest.

  • Demonstrated ability working in a collegial team environment.

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

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching college and/or adult learners.

  • Use of technology beyond basic computer skills.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate innovative teaching ability.

  • Work effectively with diverse populations.

  • Balance independent work and team-oriented work;

  • Work productively in a team-oriented environment;

  • Maintain confidentiality of student and patient records and information.

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 College of Nursing invites applications for a non-tenure track position in the graduate program. The College of Nursing is Montana’s sole provider of graduate nursing education, offering a Master’s of Nursing (MN) degree that prepares students for certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader and a rurally-focused Doctor of Nursing Practice degree for certification as family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP).

The College

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; .

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: .