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. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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 face-to-face and online courses Holding office hours and communicating with students
Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Relevant degree and experience in Sociology or Anthropology Teaching experience in a face-to-face lecture format Experience teaching large sections of introductory classes
Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
PhD in Sociology or Anthropology Evidence of teaching excellence Experience teaching in both face-to-face and online formats
The Successful Candidate Will
Be a dynamic instructor who has broad knowledge in sociology or anthropology Have excellent written and oral communication skills Have the ability to inspire and facilitate learning among a diverse student body Have the ability to work well with colleagues, students, others, and contribute to a collegial environment Have experience teaching undergraduates in sociology or anthropology
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 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 Department Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Montana State University Drawing on the expertise and commitment of our research-active faculty, we provide excellent educational experiences to undergraduate majors, minors and MSU as a whole. The unifying theme of the department is the study of societies - past and present - embedded in the tradition of the liberal arts. We offer two degree programs: A B.S. in Sociology and a B.S. in Anthropology. Anthropology often draws students who are interested in cross-cultural study or in historical studies of human societies (e.g., archaeology, human evolution). Anthropology students have many opportunities to participate in research via class projects and collaboration with faculty. Sociology often draws students who are interested in human interaction, social inequality, social institutions and social change. Sociology students also have multiple opportunities to participate in independent research. Students who are interested in studying justice systems (e.g., law enforcement, courts, corrections) can take sociology courses that focus on current knowledge in this area as a part of the sociology major.
The College 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.