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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Montana State University Billings
Billings, Montana
Commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

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

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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Position Details

Position Information

NBAPOSN Title Assistant Professor

Working Title Assistant Professor of Special Education

Brief Position Overview Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Special Education

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 6A0809

Department Special Ed & Reading Department

Division Academic Affairs

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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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

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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
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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the College of Education at
Montana State University Billings seeks a qualified candidate to teach graduate
(Master’s Level) courses in Special Education. Candidates must hold a terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) or be A.B.D in Special Education and have three years classroom teaching experience in P-12 special education. Candidates must be able to teach face to face and online courses to undergraduate and graduate students, develop a line of scholarship, and collaborate with colleagues. Typical load = 21 credit hours/AY; summer session with possible additional credit hours and additional compensation. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

The College of Education offers several programs in special education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the undergraduate level, special education double majors in elementary and secondary education are offered. Additionally, all education majors are required to take an introductory course in special education. This includes three graduate Master’s degrees in Special Education: Generalist option, Advanced Studies option, and Applied Behavior Analysis. It is also the only university in the state which offers a Supervisory Endorsement in Special Education.

The person hired for this position will be expected to teach undergraduate courses face to face, online and Hyflex and to teach online graduate courses. They will be expected to supervise students in field experiences, to advise both undergraduate and graduate students and maintain a record of scholarship and service which includes serving on university and college committees.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Terminal degree or ABD in Special Education.
  • Ability to teach courses in a general special education program.
  • Minimum of three years P-12 public school teaching in special education.
  • Ability to teach face to face and online courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching students with emotional and behavior disorders.
  • Experience with supervision of students in field experiences.
  • Good collaboration 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.

Special Requirements REVIEW DATE: Applications received by January 18, 2023, will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled.

Physical Demands

The Program Special Education

The Department Department of Educational Theory and Practice

The College College of Education: Responding to a plea from Montana citizens for an institution of higher education in central or eastern Montana, Eastern Montana State Normal School, was established March 12, 1927. Now, Montana State University Billings’ College of Education is recognized as the regional leader in the preparation of Literacy Specialists and Special Education teachers. The Teacher Education Program at Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors. The Montana State Board of Public Education accredits the Teacher Education Program.

This position has supervisory No

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number F00264P

Number of Vacancies 1.0

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date 01/18/2023

Open until filled Yes

Special Instructions Summary Human Resources Office
Montana State University-Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101-0298
Phone: (406) 657-2278 FAX: (406) 657-2120

Quick Link for Internal Postings

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. List of References (3 or more)
4. Background Authorization Form - see Special Instruction Section

Optional Documents


Posting Specific Questions

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Job Type: Full-time



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




  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Work Location: One location


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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