Assistant Professor of English

Posted: 11/10/2022

NBAPOSN Title: Assistant Professor
Working Title: Assistant Professor of English
Faculty Tenure Track: Yes
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Position Number: 6A0914
Department: English Philosophy & Modern Languages
Division: College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Appointment Type: Faculty
Contract Term: Academic Year
FLSA: Exempt
Union Affiliation: Billings Faculty Association
FTE: 1.0
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Compensation: Annual
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Contract Type: MUS
Recruitment Type: Open
Position Details
General Statement
Montana State University Billings is a preferred employer in the region-WE WANT YOU!
The following are reasons why you should join our team:
  • Work-life balanceHolidays-10 paid holidays per year and General Election Day
Vacation- 15 days per year (New Employees to 10 years; after 10 years the accrual rate increases.Sick Leave – Earned at an accrual rate of .0416125 for each hour in pay status.
  • Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver
  • Opportunities to engage in professional development opportunities
  • Committed to employee wellness and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical Benefits that are robust and affordable Visit MUS Benefits
to learn more about our benefit package including Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability are incorporated into our benefits.
  • Learn more about our retirement benefits at MUS Retirement.
  • Opportunities for career growth and a variety of career paths
  • Campus vibrancy- coffee shops, FREE attendance to MSUB concerts, athletic events, and lectures, access to recreation center, library, etc.
  • Beautiful campus environment that features our MSUB Mile walking path
REVIEW DATE: Applications received by January 16, 2023, will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled.
Duties and Responsibilities
This tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English, Philosophy, & Modern Languages includes responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing, literature, other English majors classes, and general education courses, especially freshman composition. The workload for this position will be 21 credits for the year, with one course reassigned time for professional development. Other expected duties include advising students; service on departmental, college, and/or university committees; contributions to the department’s ongoing assessment and curricular needs; and an active research, presentation, and publication agenda
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Ph.D. or ABD in English or Creative Writing, or MFA in Creative Writing
  • Academic background and teaching experience in creative writing, especially fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or screenwriting/playwriting
  • Ability and interest in undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to develop and teach sections/courses using onsite, online, hybrid, and Hyflex delivery methods
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Academic background and teaching experience in grammar and linguistics
  • Academic background and teaching experience in literature
  • Experience teaching courses in writing, especially freshman composition and research writing
  • Background and experience in business and professional writing, including grant writing and the publication process
  • Familiarity with D2L or a similar online course management system
  • Experience teaching courses using hybrid and Hyflex (multi-modal) delivery methods
  • Experience with program assessment
The Successful Candidate Will The successful candidate is expected to share the University commitment to outcomes assessment, continuous quality improvement and ongoing development of the university.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter List of Professional References (3 or more) including contact information Transcript: unofficial is acceptable (certified copies will be required if offer is extended and accepted)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Teacher Evaluations
The Program: English Philosophy & Modern Languages
The Department: English Philosophy & Modern Languages
ABOUT MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY: Montana State University Billings is the third largest University in Montana and is located in Montana’s largest city. The University has five colleges, through which it serves a diverse student body and a broad regional community. Our staff and faculty strive to transform the lives of our students by empowering them to succeed in achieving their educational and life goals. To give our students the best possible path to success in achieving their goals, we are committed to closing equity gaps via our recruitment, retention, and completion initiatives. MSUB faculty and students are also active in scholarship and creative endeavors on state-wide, national, and international stages. Our programs are responsive to community needs and partner with local and regional entities to provide clinical, internship and experiential learning opportunities to our students. MSUB is an innovator in teaching strategies and modalities that accommodate students’ individual learning needs and busy lifestyles. Interested individuals can obtain more information about Montana State University Billings at .
The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences comprises eight academic units. Faculty in each unit have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers and researchers, offering their students cutting edge knowledge of their fields. In the past several years, graduates have been accepted to top medical and professional schools and to major graduate programs. Graduates of our programs excel in their chosen professions and make a profound impact in the region.
This position has supervisory duties? No
Posting Detail Information
Announcement Number F00254P
Number of Vacancies 1
Close Date 01/06/2023
Open until filled Yes

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Transcript; unofficial is acceptable (5 MB max.)
Teaching Statement
Letter of Reference 3
Philosophy Statement
Teaching Evaluations