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

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18105

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Jeanne Wagner 406-994-4502 jawagner@montana.edu.

Classification Title Instructor

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

Brief Position Overview

The School of Art seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable instruction in the following areas:

  • VISUAL LANGUAGE 2D

  • VISUAL LANGUAGE 3D

  • LANGUAGE DRAWING

  • CERAMICS, SCULPTURE

  • PAINTING, METALSMITHING

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • ART HISTORY.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6162

Department School of Art

Division College of Arts & Architecture

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 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 School of Art 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 undergraduate courses.

  • Varies according to the needs of the School and the specific areas of instruction.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Terminal academic degree or comparable professional experience.

  • Demonstrable skills appropriate to the specific course(s).

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

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching at the university level.

  • A significant record of accomplishment related to the desired teaching area.

  • 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 and oral communication skills

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

  • Take initiative and work well independently

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

  • Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness

  • Be able to work closely with other faculty in a collegial environment and contribute to the academic mission of the School.

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 School of Art, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design, was established in 1893 and its first graduate degree was conferred in 1932. The curriculum is divided into seven areas of study: art history, ceramics, graphic design, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting and drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. curricula within these areas lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Studio Arts; and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History, Art Education K-12 Broadfield, and Liberal Arts Studio. Minors are also available in Art History (non-teaching) and Art Education K-12. Graduate degrees offered are the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art and Master of Art in Art History.

The Department

The School of Art invites applications to teach in all studio and art history areas. NTT faculty are hired to fill in for faculty on leave or sabbatical or when enrollment demands require and extra section of a course.

The College

The College of Arts & Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs housed in the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music and Film & Photography.

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; recruitment@montana.edu .

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: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .