Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Posted: 11/17/2022

Position Information

NBAPOSN Title Assistant Professor

Working Title Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Brief Position Overview

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 6A0916

Department Dept of Soc Sciences & Cultural Studies

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

Commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Collective
Salary Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Contract Type MUS

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University Billings is the third largest University in Montana and is located in Montana’s largest city. The University Campus and City College together are home to approximately 5,000 students. The university has five colleges, which offer a wide variety of degree programs to its students. Montana State University Billings employs approximately 500 employees, who together work hard to create an outstanding university.

The city of Billings, MT is a community of approximately 109,000 people located between rugged mountains and sweeping plains. As the largest city in Montana, Billings is a center for business and services in many areas, including finance, retail, transportation, agriculture, and energy industries. The medical corridor within Billings provides some of the most advanced healthcare services in a four state area. Billings attractions include museums and theaters, Yellowstone National Park, which is just a morning drive away, numerous golf courses, hiking and camping, historical parks and monuments, and Red Lodge Mountain ski and recreational area, which is an hour’s drive away. For more information about Billings, click here: http://www.billingschamber.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor, the faculty member will primarily serve the Environmental Studies program in the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies and will deliver 21 instructional credits per academic year, including both in-person and online courses.

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be able to teach courses in spatial sciences in addition to courses in their area of focus. We are particularly excited to review candidates with expertise in any of the following: sustainability and community resilience, water and natural resources, disaster studies, physical geography, environmental issues, impacts of climate variability, public policy, etc. Also, as research faculty, the Assistant Professor must develop a solid research agenda and publication record. Finally, the faculty member must provide service to the department, college, university, professional field, and community.

COURSE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Mix of upper and lower division courses
Courses in spatial sciences
Courses in candidate’s area of focus

Required Qualifications –

PhD preferred, but ABD with set completion date considered
Experience, Education, Open to discipline
Knowledge & Skills

Preferred Qualifications –

Teaching experience
Experience, Education, Experience with multiple teaching modalities
Knowledge & Skills

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

REVIEW DATE:
Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled.

Physical Demands N/A

The Program Environmental Studies

The Department Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

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 https://www.msubillings.edu

The College

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.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Quick Link for Internal Postings https://employment.msubillings.edu/postings/5862

Announcement Number F00257P

Number of Vacancies 1.0

Close Date 01/15/2023

Open until filled Yes

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Hope Dewell Gentry

Special Instructions Summary

Thank you for your interest in employment at Montana State University Billings! We welcome your application materials and appreciate your desire to work at MSU Billings. The screening committee will begin its review of all applications after the review date listed on the vacancy announcement. Persons with disabilities can request accommodations in the hiring and employment processes by contacting Human Resources at (406) 657-2278. Please contact us if you have questions about our recruitment/screening process. MSU-Billings is an EEO/AA employer.

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.

Diversity Statement 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: http://www.msubillings.edu/humres/eeos.htm

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Transcript; unofficial is acceptable (5 MB max.)
4. Teaching Statement
5. List of References (3 or more)
6. Teaching Evaluations

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance