Montana State University Department Head/Campus Director - Bozeman Campus in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18077

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Martha Peters, Director of Administration and Finance College of Nursing 406-994-2671

Classification Title

Working Title Department Head/Campus Director - Bozeman Campus

Brief Position Overview

Full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure track or non-tenure track appointment for College of Nursing Bozeman Department Head/Campus Director. Oversee all activities and personnel on the MSU College of Nursing Bozeman campus.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Open

Position Number 4A4101

Department College of Nursing

Division College of Nursing

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University College of Nursing offers a baccalaureate in nursing, accelerated baccalaureate in nursing, Master of Nursing focused on clinical leadership, and Doctor of Nursing Practice with focus in either family nurse practitioner or psych-mental health nurse practitioner. The College has five locations across the state.

The Department Head/Campus Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the local campus faculty, staff and students, as well as the College of Nursing equipment and leased facilities associated with that campus.

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

  • Oversees the implementation of the curricula on the campus.

  • Interprets and assures adherence to University and College policies on the campus.

  • Orients faculty to the campus/College/University goals, roles, policies and procedures.

  • Makes faculty undergraduate teaching assignments and collaborates with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in finalizing graduate teaching assignments considering areas of expertise/education, needs of curricula/campus, and individual faculty goals.

  • Supports faculty research agendas.

  • Coordinates and facilitates ongoing relationships to assure positive and productive student learning experiences with acute care, primary/ambulatory care and community health organizations.

  • Establishes and/or maintains clinical agency agreements with clinical teaching agencies.

  • Coordinates and plans consolidated clinical schedules with other nursing and health-related education programs in the community and, as appropriate, statewide e.g., psych experiences

  • Assigns academic advisors and oversees advisement.

  • Orients students to campus, college policies, and local resources.

  • Facilitates acknowledgment/recognition of student achievement.

  • Advises, communicates policies, communicates/discusses options with students having academic difficulty or need for variance in curriculum in collaboration with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

  • Performs faculty and staff annual evaluations.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited program in nursing or in a related field.

  • License or ability to become licensed as a registered nurse in Montana by date of hire.

  • Demonstrated experience as a nurse educator in a collegiate or university setting.

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

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong preference for senior level (associate or full professor) tenure-track eligible faculty.

  • Management or leadership experience in nursing education.

  • Demonstrated experience in engagement with the community or public relations activities.

  • Demonstrated experience in motivating and managing faculty, staff, and students.

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple sites and/or distance delivery of education.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Demonstrate a strong desire to work in collaboration with the College’s Leadership Team to support faculty efforts to educate students, create knowledge, and serve communities by integrating learning, discovery, and engagement.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaborative decision-making and increasing the role of under-represented groups in nursing.

  • Demonstrate strong oral communication skills in communicating with a variety of audiences using various media.

  • Demonstrate an ability to establish effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators in the College and diverse constituents external to the College, and the ability to work collaboratively to develop a vision for the future of nursing education and research.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Appointment: Full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure track or non-tenure track; 10 month appointment or length of annual appointment negotiable, academic rank negotiable.

If the position is hired at NTT, this position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.

  • 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 College of Nursing baccalaureate program includes two years of lower-division study that can be completed at any campus and two years of study at an upper-division campus site (Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula). Faculty members are assigned to a campus where they live, work and supervise students in a variety of health care agencies.

The Department

The MSU College of Nursing Bozeman campus is located in Anna Pearl Sherrick Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus.

The College

The Montana State University College of Nursing has been educating students for careers in nursing since 1937. It is the oldest state-supported institution offering nursing education in Montana and the only institution in the state offering master and doctoral degrees in nursing.

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.

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; .

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: .