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Montana State University Instructor of Architecture Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18104

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ralph Johnson

406 994-4650 ( .

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Instructor of Architecture Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The School of Architecture seeks an instructor(s) qualified to teach one or more of the following courses in Environmental Design/Architecture depending upon available funding:Architectural Design Studios, Architectural Structures, Architectural Graphics, Graduate Level Elective Courses, Professional Practice, Building Construction, Sustainability, Research Methods, Environmental Control Systems.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6161

Department Architecture

Division College of Arts & Architecture

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)

Contract Term Academic Year

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 is dependent on number of courses taught and duration.

Contract Type LOA

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

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.

  • Teaching on-campus or online courses.

  • Advising, evaluating and assisting students.

  • Curriculum and/or course development.

  • Participating in weekly faculty meetings.

  • Meeting regularly with, collaborating with, and evaluating peer leader, if one is assigned to your section.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Architectural Design Studios: A professional degree in Architecture or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice in architectural design OR a demonstrated record of distinguished teaching.

  • Architectural Structures: A professional degree in Architecture OR Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering OR related field or a demonstrated record of distinguished practice and distinction in structural engineering.

  • Architectural Graphics: A professional degree in Architecture OR significant professional experience AND demonstrated record of accomplishment in architectural graphics; hand and/or digital.

  • Graduate Electives: A degree in the area of expertise OR significant professional experience in the area of expertise.

  • Professional Practice: licensed architect and demonstrated record of experience in a wide range of building project types.

  • Sustainability: Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or research in sustainability, Net Zero design, ecological design and the Living Building Challenge.

  • Building Construction: licensed architect or engineer with demonstrated record of experience in a wide range of building projects and phases.

  • Research Methods: A professional degree in Architecture OR a demonstrated record of distinguished practice in architectural design AND /OR research or a demonstrated record of distinguished teaching

  • Environmental Control Systems: A professional degree in Architecture OR a demonstrated record of accomplishment in environmental control systems

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

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • A post professional degree in Architecture (30 credit minimum).

  • Architectural registration

  • Professional engineering registration

  • A demonstrated ability to teach in multiple areas of the curriculum

  • A record of successful teaching accomplishments

  • A Ph.D. or a terminal degree in area of specialization

  • Prior experience in digital fabrication, the design/build profession or experience teaching design/build courses

  • A demonstrated record of experience with advanced computer applications in area of specialization

  • Professional Practice: substantial portfolio of recognized work

  • Sustainability: LEED Certification, membership in USGB Council

  • Building Construction: Demonstrated record of experience in both design and construction phases

  • Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have the ability to relate to freshmen and to develop classroom rapport with students

  • The ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body.

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and staff

  • Possess excellent written, graphic and oral communication skills

  • Be skilled in utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process

  • Take initiative and work well independently

  • The potential to provide leadership and to assume responsibility for organizational and program activities.

  • Dedication 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 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

Located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecological system and the Rocky Mountains, the School of Architecture and Montana State University are internationally recognized for research and creative activity drawn from the social, cultural and environmental conditions of the western landscape.

The Department

The College

The College of Arts and Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs housed in the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music and Film & Photography. Students enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty through a curriculum that is rich in studio- and lab-based pedagogy. The College offers international and cultural travel opportunities for students in all majors and encourages internship experiences for many of its programs. The College hosts the only accredited Architecture program in Montana and supports a unique, world-class graduate film program in science and natural history filmmaking. Graduates from the college enjoy successful careers in art, design, media production, photography, architecture, education and music as well as apply the discipline, creative problems solving skills and work ethic embedded in their programs to any career. The College is home to the internationally recognized Montana Shakespeare in the Parks theater company and supports the Black Box Theatre as well as innovation and design spaces such as the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning and the Community Design Center. For more information about the College of Arts and Architecture, go to <> (%20

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 an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. 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: ( .