Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21028
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Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Gianforte School of Computing Non-Tenure Track Instructor
Brief Position Overview
The Gianforte School of Computing invites applications for a full-time non-
tenure track faculty member with cybersecurity expertise. The successful
candidate will help develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level
cybersecurity courses, teach other courses consistent with their background
and engage in service activities.
Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number 4A0419
Department Gianforte School of Computing
Division College of Engineering
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track
Contract Term Academic Year
Semester Fall or Spring
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
Union Affiliation AFMSU
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open
The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of
Engineering, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position.
The successful candidate will help develop and teach senior-level and
graduate-level cybersecurity courses, teach other computer science courses
consistent with their background and engage in service activities. Because
increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic
priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in computing are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level cybersecurity courses; teach
other computer science courses consistent with the candidate's background;
mentor and advise students; and participate in relevant service activities.
We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community
and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
# Relevant degree or work experience in cybersecurity.
# Currency in cybersecurity.
# Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
# Ability to help develop and teach senior-level and graduate-level
# Familiarity with the NICE Framework and/or CAE in Cybersecurity
# Prior teaching experience.
The Successful Candidate Will
Have effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
Have strong interest in student success and commitment to quality teaching.
Have the ability to work professionally and effectively with diverse
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.
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
The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of
Engineering, offers PhD, MS, BS and BA degrees in Computer Science.
Approximately 500 BS students, 25 MS students and 25 PhD students are
supported by 16 full time faculty. Due to the pervasive nature of computing,
our collaborators come from a wide range of academic departments, campus
research centers and industry. We are on an exciting growth trajectory that
enabled us to transition from a Computer Science Department into a School of
Computing in Fall 2016. We anticipate continuing growth as computing becomes
increasingly instrumental to the success of the university's research
enterprise and to the region's burgeoning industry.
The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic units –
Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer
Engineering, the Gianforte School of Computing, and Mechanical & Industrial
Engineering, and is home to the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE),
Western Transportation Institute (WTI), Montana Microfabrication Facility
(MMF), Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility, Montana
Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), Montana Engineering Education
Research Center (MEERC), and Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College
enrolls 3,700 students. Approximately 250 of those students are pursuing PhD
or MS degrees through one of the five academic units.
With a wide array of research programs in progress, college of engineering
faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In recent
years, college of engineering students have been recognized with a number of
prestigious awards, including two Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship,
a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, and numerous Goldwater scholarships. The college
is housed across four buildings, including Norm Asbjornson Hall, a platinum-
LEED certified building that opened in 2019 and is helping to transform
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date No later than August 15, 2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until an
adequate applicant pool is established or the position(s) are filled.
Required Documents to be uploaded:
# Cover Letter
# Curriculum Vitae
# Brief Teaching Statement (2 page maximum)
Please note: A minimum of 3 professional references are required in your
profile when applying for this position.
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
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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
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
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FLSA Status Exempt
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