Montana State University Philosophy Non-Tenure Track Faculty Applicant Pool in Bozeman, Montana
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Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Philosophy Non-Tenure Track Faculty Applicant Pool
Brief Position Overview
The Department of History and Philosophy seeks course instructors in the disciplines of philosophy on an as needed basis.
Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number 4A6146
Department History and Philosophy
Division College of Letters & Science
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Other
Semester Fall or Spring
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Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination
Benefits Eligible Depends on FTE (please contact Human Resources - 406-994-3651)
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
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.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. The College of Letters & Science ( CLS ) at Montana State University encourages individuals interested in advancing the University’s Strategic Plan diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to apply. Links to the University Strategic Plan (https://www.montana.edu/strategicplan/) ; Office of Diversity and Inclusion (https://www.montana.edu/diversity/) ; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ( BIPOC ) Plan (https://www.montana.edu/diversity/bipoc/index.html) ; CLS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/diversity.html) ; and CLS newsletter, Diversity Matters are all embedded here for reference. CLS is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in research, teaching, and service/outreach engagement, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the College encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status, and other underrepresented groups. MSU also recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples (https://www.montana.edu/hr/dualcareer.html) .
Duties and Responsibilities
Generally, instructors teach introductory-level courses in philosophy. Occasionally, instructors teach upper-division courses in the same fields. Courses available vary from one semester to the next, depending on need and funding.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Philosophy or related field, with academic background commensurate with teaching in the discipline.
Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Terminal degree in appropriate field.
Previous teaching experience in similar courses.
Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
The Successful Candidate Will
Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrate the ability to relate to and establish rapport with a college student population.
Exercise good judgment and self-motivation.
Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Possess strong interest in student success.
Be committed to quality teaching.
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 (http://afmsu4ntt.org) or by emailing AFSMU (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
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.
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 Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University has a strong record of research, teaching, and service, with a mission to fully integrate all three. The research agendas in the department include the American West, public history, environmental history, U.S. history, science, environment, and technology, Asian studies, philosophy of science, and ethics. The department offers majors and minors in both History and Philosophy, along with several tailored options within History, including History-Teaching and History-Science, Environment, Technology and Society. It also offers a minor in Museum Studies. The Department grants Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in both History and American Studies, and has a strong tradition of working with allied programs and departments, including Native American Studies, geography (Earth Sciences), and English. The Department directs both the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics and Society and the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of Lands & Peoples of the North American West.
The College of Letters and Science (L&S), the largest center for learning, teaching and research at Montana State University, offers students an excellent liberal arts and sciences education in nearly 50 majors, 25 minors and over 25 graduate degrees within the four areas of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences.
Building on the great strength of our traditional disciplines, the college provides exciting opportunities for faculty and students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry. L&S is dedicated to supporting student success, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing an atmosphere in which discovery and learning are integrated and valued. L&S is at the confluence of intellectual tradition, discovery, and innovation.
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)
Applications will be:
Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.
Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants are retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.
Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
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
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; email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org%22) .
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: https://www.montana.edu/equity/policies/grievanceprocedures.html.