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Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations

Montana State University Billings
Commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

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

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Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations

Position Details

Position Information

NBAPOSN Title Assistant Professor

Working Title Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations

Brief Position Overview Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 6A0112

Department Educational Theory & Practices

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 balancePaid holidays and General Election Day

Personal Leave
Sick Leave

  • 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 Benefitsto 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

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 and undergraduate courses in educational foundations and curriculum. Candidates should hold an advanced degree in education and show evidence of the ability to work successfully with teachers, children, schools, and colleagues. The ability to teach courses both on campus and online is required. Typical load = 21` credit hours/AY; summer session with possible additional credit hours and additional compensation. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications –
Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • An advanced degree in a field related to teacher education or educational foundations.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching in a school setting.
  • Familiarity with supporting students in using the common core aligned state standards.
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Preferred Qualifications –
Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching educational foundations or curriculum
  • Higher education teaching experience in both online and face to face courses.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of adult and young adult learners.

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 February 13, 2023 will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled.

Physical Demands

The Program Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in educational foundations and curriculum.

The Department The Department of Educational Theory and Practice

The College 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 F00270P

Number of Vacancies 1.0

Close Date 02/13/2023

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. List of References (3 or more)

Optional Documents


Posting Specific Questions

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Job Type: Full-time



  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance




  • Day shift
  • Holidays


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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