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Montana State University Non-Tenure Track Faculty Instructors for the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18103

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Tia Brown


Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Non-Tenure Track Faculty Instructors for the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers a Bachelor of Science in Business, with options in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing, and a Master of Professional Accountancy. In order to accomplish its mission, a significant portion of the faculty should have professional experience to teach “real-world” applications of theory, model professional thinking, and serve as mentors in support of the students’ professional development. Consequently, the College seeks business professionals to serve as instructors. Individuals with expertise in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, as well as specific sub-disciplines such as Tax, Business Strategy, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Production Operations, and Law may be needed depending upon current staff and enrollments.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4A6471

Department Jabs College of Business Instruct

Division College of Business

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 commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

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.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree and professional certification in a relevant or a related field

  • Minimum of three years substantial experience in area of teaching responsibility

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

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Significant, long-term direct professional experience with successful deployment and execution of business processes and substantial insight into the theoretical frameworks of the field or discipline of teaching responsibility.

  • Currency in area of teaching responsibility.

  • Previous Teaching Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of college student development

  • 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

  • Have initiative and work well independently

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

  • 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

    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 Department

The College

Welcome to the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University! We have many exciting things happening here in Bozeman. In October, 2011, the College was honored to be the recipient of a transformational $25 million gift from MSU alumnus Jake Jabs. We have used the bulk of that gift to break ground on a new business building, Jabs Hall, this spring. We will use the balance of the gift for student scholarships and new academic programs, focusing in particular on entrepreneurship, professional skills development, and interdisciplinary programs with other departments and colleges at MSU .

The strength of our college is our commitment to high quality education, which we accomplish through a great mix of faculty members who are currently or recently engaged in the practice of what they teach, and faculty members who completed their doctoral studies at the best Ph.D. programs in the country and conduct leading-edge research in their fields. This, along with our curriculum that includes many opportunities for “experiential learning” such as internships and consulting projects with local organizations, provide our students with the best in classroom and real-world learning. The recent gift from Mr. Jabs will greatly enhance these already successful efforts.

We enhance the long-term career success of our students by offering professional career coaching and individualized help with the critical communication skills valued by employers. Evidence of the quality of our programs can be seen in the performance of our seniors, who consistently score above the 90th percentile on the Major Field Test in Business. Also, our accounting graduate students regularly achieve a first-time CPA pass rate that ranks among the highest in the nation. Additionally, our Alderson Program in Entrepreneurship has been highly ranked by Entrepreneur magazine.

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.

Documents required:

  • A letter of application that describes your experience and interest in teaching in the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, ( NOTE : Please indicate the specific areas of teaching interest);

  • A curriculum vitae or professional resume identifying relevant experience, and

  • A list of the three current academic or professional references (please list in the Professional References section of the online 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 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: ( .