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Assistant Professor of English

Montana State University Billings
Billings, Montana
Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

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
If other, please specify    
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 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

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.  

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

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
Desired Start Date    
Position End Date (if temporary)    
Open Date    
Close Date    01/06/2023
Open until filled    Yes
Special Instructions Summary    

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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

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript; unofficial is acceptable (5 MB max.)
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Philosophy Statement
  7. Teaching Evaluations


Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montana's largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.

The University opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university.

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