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Montana State University Gianforte School of Computing Non-Tenure Track Instructor in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21028

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kayla Gnerer


Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Gianforte School of Computing Non-Tenure Track Instructor

Brief Position Overview

The Gianforte School of Computing invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty member with cybersecurity expertise. The successful candidate will help develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level cybersecurity courses, teach other courses consistent with their background and engage in service activities.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A0419

Department Gianforte School of Computing

Division College of Engineering

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester Fall or Spring

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation AFMSU

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will help develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level cybersecurity courses, teach other computer science courses consistent with their background and engage in service activities. Because increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in computing are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level cybersecurity courses; teach other computer science courses consistent with the candidate’s background; mentor and advise students; and participate in relevant service activities.

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

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Relevant degree or work experience in cybersecurity.

Currency in cybersecurity.

Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Ability to help develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level cybersecurity courses.

Familiarity with the NICE Framework and/or CAE in Cybersecurity certification.

Prior teaching experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.

  • Have strong interest in student success and commitment to quality teaching.

  • Have the ability to work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals.

  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.

    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 ( 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 Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, offers PhD, MS, BS and BA degrees in Computer Science. Approximately 500 BS students, 25 MS students and 25 PhD students are supported by 16 full time faculty. Due to the pervasive nature of computing, our collaborators come from a wide range of academic departments, campus research centers and industry. We are on an exciting growth trajectory that enabled us to transition from a Computer Science Department into a School of Computing in Fall 2016. We anticipate continuing growth as computing becomes increasingly instrumental to the success of the university’s research enterprise and to the region’s burgeoning industry.

The College

The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic units – Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Gianforte School of Computing, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and is home to the Center for Biofilm Engineering ( CBE ), Western Transportation Institute ( WTI ), Montana Microfabrication Facility ( MMF ), Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center ( MMEC ), Montana Engineering Education Research Center ( MEERC ), and Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls 3,700 students. Approximately 250 of those students are pursuing PhD or MS degrees through one of the five academic units.

With a wide array of research programs in progress, college of engineering faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In recent years, college of engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including two Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, and numerous Goldwater scholarships. The college is housed across four buildings, including Norm Asbjornson Hall, a platinum- LEED certified building that opened in 2019 and is helping to transform engineering education.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date No later than August 15, 2022

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 an adequate applicant pool is established or the position(s) are filled.

Special Instructions

Required Documents to be uploaded:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Brief Teaching Statement (2 page maximum)

Please note: A minimum of 3 professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

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: .