Montana State University Extended University Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 17024

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Marilyn Jarvis 406-994-4820

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Extended University Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

Extended University seeks non-tenure track faculty to teach classes in workforce, professional, and personal development areas to include investing, grant-writing, estate planning, personal finance, customer service, phlebotomy, courses as part of the National Teachers Enhancement Network, and others as needed throughout the academic year and summer. All positions are pending adequate enrollment and funding.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Instructor

Position Number 4A6170

Department Academic Technology & Outreach

Division Academic Technology & Outreach

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)

Contract Term Other

Semester Fall or Spring

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation AFMSU

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 instruction and/or related functions. Applications will be accepted on a continual basis and will be maintained in a pool for two years.

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruct classes for credit and non-credit in the workforce, professional, and personal development areas to include investing, grant-writing, estate planning, personal finance, customer service, phlebotomy, courses as part of the National Teachers Enhancement Network, and others as needed.

  • Communicate and report to Program Manager.

  • Administer a course syllabus, attendance policy if applicable, assessment process, and other applicable components to the course(s) being taught.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching to the applicable audience.

  • Experience in the discipline/skill/activity.

  • Certifications in the discipline/skill/activity as applicable.

  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have a high level of: communication skills, leadership skills, professionalism, and accountability.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.

Any position working 50% 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 or by emailing

Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues. If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

Physical Demands

Be able to demonstrate activity and assist students in learning the activity.

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.

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.

The Program

MSU Extended University offers:

  • Development and delivery of courses, workshops, and seminars using traditional, online, and distance delivery.

  • Outreach and engagement programs and support services.

  • Partnership opportunities for the University community and other constituents.

  • Instructional technology support for teaching and learning.

  • Professional development and educational resources for teachers.

  • Non-credit courses, certificates, and degrees beyond the traditional campus offerings.

The Department

Extended University is a Montana State University academic outreach department that supports MSU’s land-grant mission by reaching beyond the traditional campus, classrooms, and academic programs to create unique learning environments and provide educational opportunities for individuals to meet their academic, professional, and lifelong learning goals.

The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Pooled Position

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of the search

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

Please apply online and upload a resume.

Please note: Three (3) professional references are required upon applying for the position. They must be included in your profile/application.

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: .