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Montana State University Instructor of Computer Science in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 24018

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ana Gaskill


Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Instructor of Computer Science

Brief Position Overview

Non-tenure track position with primary responsibilities to contribute to Computer Science undergraduate instruction, mentoring and advising; and participate in professional/service/outreach activities

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non Tenure Track

Position Number 4A0571

Department Gianforte School of Computing

Division College of Engineering

Appointment Type Faculty

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 instructor. The faculty position to be filled is a non-tenure track appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Computer Science program. Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses, developing and teaching courses consistent with the candidate’s background, engaging in pedagogical activities and participating in professional/service/outreach activities.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute to Computer Science instruction, mentoring, and advising; engage in pedagogical activities; and participate in professional/service/outreach activities.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Relevant degree (e.g. an M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field) or professional experience.

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

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to teach several courses that are offered by the School of Computing.

  • Prior teaching experience.

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

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.

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

  • Be able 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 (GSoC) at Montana State University supports the mission of the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and the University through its teaching, research, and service activities. The GSoC serves approximately 500 majors, 100 minors and 50 graduate students by preparing them for computing careers and for a lifetime of learning.

The GSoC offers a broad array of curricular opportunities in computing areas that include Computer Science (minor, B.S. degree, B.A. degree, M.S. degree, Ph.D. degree), Data Science (minor, a forthcoming B.S. degree, M.S. degree) and Cybersecurity (M.S. degree). Montana State University received a generous $50 million dollar gift for a new computing building in 2022 and the GSoC looks forward to serving as its anchor occupant in the future.

The College

The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic departments (Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Gianforte School of Computing, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) and is home to numerous research centers such as the Center for Biofilm Engineering and the Western Transportation Institute. The College enrolls approximately 3,150 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date August 15, 2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Priority date for applications is February 1, 2024. The Search Committee will continue screening applications until an adequate pool of candidates is established.

Special Instructions

Required Documents to be uploaded:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)

    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: