Adjunct Faculty- Social Studies

MSU Billings
Montana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Duties and Responsibilities

Montana State University Billings seeks an adjunct professor in Social Studies Education and Educational Law. Each term of appointment shall not exceed one year. The appointment is renewable on term-by-term basis (not to exceed year-to-year) at the discretion of the administration. We seek a candidate who shares our commitment to serving diverse student populations, inclusive education, and effective practices in teaching, including integration of appropriate technology. Applicants should be able to offer undergraduate and graduate courses designed for teacher credential candidates as well as graduate students in education.

Candidates should have a strong grasp of course design, effective teaching strategies, and a minimum of 3 years of teaching in a public-school setting. Candidates should also offer evidence of potential for excellence in university teaching and the capacity to engage with colleagues in collaborative work and projects as well as experience working with diverse students. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and/or experiences in the area(s) of inclusivity and Culturally Sustaining/Responsive Pedagogy.
EMPLOYMENT START DATE Fall semester August 2021


Collaborate with other faculty, including as a department liaison for Secondary Social Studies Broad-Field Majors
Advise students pursuing a major in Social Studies Broad-Field Teaching Option. Each lecturer will be assigned undergraduate advisees by the Department Chair.
Teach undergraduate and graduate education courses online and face to face.
Provide service to campus and community. Lecturers may be assigned to department and college committees. They may be asked to serve on special task forces, but normally will not be expected to serve on University committees.
Participate with college and department faculty in improving education instruction through continuous quality assessment.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

• Master’s or Doctorate in a field related to teacher education.
• A minimum of three years of teaching in a public-school setting.
• A strong grasp of the common core and evidence of effective teaching strategies, including online.
• Potential for excellence in university teaching and the capacity to engage with colleagues in collaborative work and projects.
• Working with or studying issues associated with diversity and inclusivity; and experience/interest in online teaching.


Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

• Evidence of exemplary teaching at the university level in online and face to face formats.
• Evidence of an understanding of course and program design principles.
• Experience working with a diverse range of adult and young adult learners; and,
• Demonstrated excellence in supervisory work with teacher candidates.
• Demonstrated scholarly potential.

    Special Requirements

Please create and submit a word document according to the specifications below. Please submit the document when you reach the “Required Documents” section of this application.

Faculty Candidate Reflection
To the candidate: The following is the vision of the College of Education at MSU Billings, with additional elaboration appearing below each primary vision point. Please review the vision and draft a written reflection on the question “How do you embody this vision of the College of Education through your professional and scholarly interests, motivations, and worldview?”
The reflection should be three pages or less. It should be double spaced and in 12-point font.
CoE Vision
We prepare educators to be compassionate, inclusive, empathic,
We prepare P-12 educators to build healthy, authentic relationships with their students.
As well as knowledgeable about content, pedagogy,
We prepare P-12 educators to effectively support the content knowledge of their students by implementing best practices in their areas of instruction.
And the diverse students they serve.
We prepare P-12 educators to have an appreciation for ability, age, citizenship status, creed, cultural background, ethnicity, family model, gender identity and expression, health status, national origin, political ideology, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, spiritual affinity, size, socioeconomic class, and veteran status.
These educators are prepared to differentiate effectively to support the success of all students.
We prepare P-12 educators who are able to differentiate and reach all students through our expertise in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Reading, School Counseling, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
We accomplish this by being knowledgeable and responsive to our community,
The College of Education strives to stay current concerning the needs of our community by seeking information from diverse sources and partnerships.
Offering programs through different delivery models,
The College of Education strives to be responsive to student needs by being flexible and offering instruction through face-to-face and distance learning.
And creating meaningful field experiences.
The College of Education understands that educators improve their craft by engaging with students in the field. We work on fostering a synergistic relationship with partners to offer educators quality and diverse field experiences.