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Animal and Range Sciences Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Applicant Pool)

Montana State University, Inc
Belgrade, Montana, US
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenured level instruction and/or related functions. Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in pool for two (2) years. After two (2) years, candidates need 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.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.1. Teaching on-campus or online courses.2. Advising, evaluating and assisting students.3. Participating in weekly faculty meetings.4. Meeting regularly with, collaborating with, and evaluating peer leader, if one is assigned to your section.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. Bachelor's Degree in the field relevant to instruction.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. Advanced degree2. Prior teaching experience directly related to the position for which you are applying3. Demonstrated experience teaching interdisciplinary courses4. Demonstrated knowledge of college student development5. Promote the advancement of diversity. OR Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.

The Successful Candidate Will
* Have the ability to relate to students and to develop classroom rapport with students* Have the ability to work effectively with diverse student populations* 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* Possess the ability to learn material quickly* Possess the ability to adapt to changing environments

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 UnionThis 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 Department of Animal and Range Sciences is the largest department in the College of Agriculture and our student numbers are growing with a record enrollment of 400 students in the fall of 2016. In addition to MS and PhD programs, we offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science (options include Livestock Management and Industry, Science, and Equine Science) and Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology (options include Rangeland Ecology and Management and Wildlife Ecology and Management). The department also offers the Sustainable Livestock Production Option in the interdisciplinary degree: Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems. We are a fully integrated department serving all three of the land grant missions of teaching, research, and extension. In addition, our program incorporates livestock operations into our teaching, research, and extension program.

The College
As the foundational component of Montana's land grant university at Montana State University, the College of Agriculture (COA) and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) provide instruction in dynamic degree programs and conduct research relevant to the challenges in Montana's agricultural and natural resource communities. We create opportunities for students, staff and faculty to excel through hands-on learning, to serve through campus and community engagement, to explore unique solutions to distinct and interesting questions and to connect Montanans with the global community through research discoveries and outreach. The COA offers eleven baccalaureate, nine masters, and four doctoral degree programs from five departments and one division. MAES conducts research through the Department of Research Centers (Corvallis, Conrad, Creston, Havre, Huntley, Moccasin, Sidney), in collaboration with other academic departments, near Bozeman, and throughout Montana.
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