Assistant/Associate Professor for Industrial & Technology Education

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Bozeman, MONTANA

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19037
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Gilbert Kalonde, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Technology Education

Classification Title
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor for Industrial & Technology Education
Brief Position Overview
Faculty Tenure Track Yes
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Position Number 4A3698
Department Education
Division College of Education, Health & Human Development
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Academic Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type MUS
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Department of Education at Montana State University (MSU) is inviting applications for Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in the science of Technology Education, Industrial Arts, and CTE. This position is a tenure-track. The position is an academic year appointment. Selected faculty will have responsibilities for teaching (50%), Research and other scholarly activities (30%), and service (20%).

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

We seek applicants who are able to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial and technology education; liaise with public school teachers, education stakeholders, and professional associations; and conduct a program of research that focuses on industrial and technology education. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Doctoral degree in Education or related field upon start date
  • Holds or has held a 5-12 (or equivalent) teaching license in Industrial Arts, Technology Education, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Three to five years of experience teaching in industrial and technology education or related field
  • Demonstrated experience with online learning platforms
  • Demonstrated experience seeking external funding
  • Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
  • The Successful Candidate Will
    • Have a well-articulated research agenda in technology and industrial education which includes a strong commitment to scholarly productivity, community liaison, and program growth.
    • Teach in technology education (Drafting, Shop classes, e.g., Manufacturing, Woods, Metals, and other courses)
    • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the program, department, college and the community.
    • Must contribute to the university mission and will provide service to the program, students, department, and the community.
    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program

    The Technology Education (TE) program at Montana State University is a multi-disciplinary program of study designed to develop technological literacy through the study of past, present, and future technological systems and their impacts on society. Program content is influenced by the Standards for Technological Literacy, as published by the International Technology Education Association. The TE Broadfield Teaching option is designed for individuals wishing to teach Technology Education at the junior high or high school level. There is a critical nationwide shortage of TE teachers thus individuals selecting this career have little difficulty in securing a job as a teacher. The Industry Option provides students the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas plus the flexibility to choose courses that allow them to further develop in-depth skills for their chosen career path.

    The Department

    The Department of Education prepares highly qualified professional educators and administrators through exemplary campus and distance based programs and field placements in quality public and private schools. In addition, the department contributes to the state of Montana and the nation through the faculty’s active research and outreach efforts.

    The College

    The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise.

    Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

    • We train teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.
    • We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
    • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.
    • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults.
    • We educate families on how to make healthy nutrition and physical activities choices.

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1
    Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Open Date
    Close Date
    Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will begin on November 19, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions
    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples .
    Montana State University 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 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. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .
    In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
    MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

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