Assistant Professor of History

Posted: 11/10/2022

NBAPOSN Title: Assistant Professor

Working Title: Assistant Professor of History

Faculty Tenure Track: Yes

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 6A0915

Department: History Department

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: Salary commensurate with education, experience and subject to the collective bargaining agreement.

Contract Type: MUS

Recruitment Type: Open

This position has supervisory duties? No

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 balance
  • Holidays-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

Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of History will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses in Modern US History, the American West (including the History of Montana), Environmental History, and US History Surveys. This position will initiate and maintain a program of research and scholarly development consistent with the incumbent’s area of expertise, departmental guidelines, and Collective Bargaining Agreement requirements for tenure and promotion. In addition, responsibilities for this position include student advisement, department and campus committee participation, and development/delivery of appropriate online courses. The candidate is expected to share the University’s commitment to outcomes assessment, strategic initiatives, and community engagement.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. or evidence of advanced ABD
  • Experience in, or strong commitment to, developing and teaching General Education surveycourses in the Department of History
  • Experience in, or strong commitment to, developing and teaching courses in Modern US History, the American West (including the History of Montana), and Environmental History
  • Ability and willingness to develop and teach sections/courses online
  • Evidence of, or strong commitment to, original research and publication
  • Shares the University’s commitment to outcomes assessment, strategic initiative, and community engagement

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.

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

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The mission of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences is to serve the educational needs of the people of Montana through academic programs leading to Baccalaureate Degrees in the liberal arts and social sciences; selected graduate programs leading to a Master’s Degree; General Education courses providing a foundation of liberal education to all students at MSU Billings; selected pre-professional programs and various graduate, continuing education and non-conventional learning opportunities consistent with the mission of the University. Through these learning experiences, the College seeks to provide knowledge and cultivate skills to allow a student to select realistic future directions for study and/or employment. With its inherent diversity, the College is an intellectual and cultural resource for all students, faculty, and staff of the University and for the community and region.

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number: F00255P

Number of Vacancies: 1.0

Close Date12/02/2022

Open until filled: Yes


Dr. Joseph Bryan, Search Committee Chair

(406) 657-2143

REVIEW DATE: Applications received by December 2, 2022 will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled.

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Diversity Statement

Montana State University Billings 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 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 encouraged.

Montana State University Billings 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. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU Billings provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298, 406-657-2278.

MSU Billings Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Billings Website:

Applicant Documents

Optional DocumentsRequired Documents

Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Transcript; unofficial is acceptable (5 MB max.)
Philosophy Statement