New Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Onboarding Information

Welcome to the Minot State University adjunct onboarding process. This page will assist you in the onboarding process for new adjunct faculty with Minot State.

1. First, once you have applied for and been granted the position, complete the background check through Sterling Talent Solutions. The administrative assistant in your area should initiate this process. Please contact the HR director with questions.

2. Second, once the background check comes back CLEAR, the new adjunct must complete and send the FERPA form and the Teacher’s Oath.

  • The FERPA form starts the process of getting the new hire an employee number, access to email, and access to Blackboard. Once the FERPA form has been received in the VPAA office, a copy goes to Payroll where the information will be entered as a person of interest with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) office. This process normally takes 48-72 hours.  Once complete, the new hire will receive an email from Minot State's Information Technology department (usually from Lisa Haman) to claim their account.
  • The Teacher’s Oath (or Affirmation form) needs to be notarized, which can be done at Minot State's Business office on the second floor of the Administration Building, if desired. Stop by and one of the notaries in that office can assist with the process.
    • According to Chapter 15, section 10-13.2, North Dakota revised Code of 1943, every professor, instructor, or teacher employed by any university or college in this state, which is supported in whole or in part by public funds, shall take the oath of affirmation prescribed in this chapter.

3. Third, the department/division chair should complete the Faculty Teaching Qualifications Form

4. Fourth, please provide a copy of a current CV/resume and a copy of the faculty member's transcript with the highest degree earned

5. Fifth, please complete and return the Title IX Policy Acknowledgement form. Once assigned an MSU login and password, new hires must complete Title IX training. For additional information, see Title IX Training below. 

6. Please send the FERPA form, Teacher’s Oath, Faculty Teaching Qualifications form, CV (resume), transcript (a copy is okay), and Title IX Acknowledgement to the VPAA's office (2nd floor Administration Building):

Academic Affairs
Minot State University
500 University Ave W.
Minot, ND 58707

For questions, call (701-858-3310) or email


Additional Items

Once on campus (Campus Map), visit the Payroll Office to complete the new hire payroll paperwork so you get paid. If you will be teaching at a distance, please email or call (701-858-3334) Payroll for their assistance in accessing the needed payroll paperwork.

Employment Verification (Form I-9)

In accordance with U.S. federal law, MSU requires all new employees to verify their identity and employment eligibility, to work in the United States, within three days of commencing work at the university. Please bring  Form I-9 Acceptable Documents to the Office of Payroll and Benefits located on the second floor of the Administration Building.

Direct Deposit

All employees are required to enroll in direct deposit. Attach a voided check to the Enrollment Form and bring it with you to the Office of Payroll and Benefits (second floor of Administration Building).

MSU Identification Card

To obtain your MSU ID, bring a government-issued photo ID to the second floor of the Student Center. The MSU ID card serves as your official University identification and is required for access to certain facilities and events. The card may also be used as a debit card for campus purchases and meal plans at a discounted rate. For questions, contact the director of the Student Center.

Parking Permit

New employees can purchase a parking permit online or in-person from the Parking Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center. 


Minot State Email and Office 365

To access your Minot State email address and Office 365, visit here. You can also find information about Duo Multifactor authentication, Teams, One Drive, and more.

Information Security - Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication protects your university account by adding a second layer of digital security. All members of the MSU community are required to use Duo Two-Factor Authentication. Phone numbers in the HRMS system are automatically enrolled in DUO.  

Blackboard Learning Management System

All classes have a Blackboard shell. You can access Blackboard at this link. For assistance, contact Online Instructional Technology staff

Campus Connection

Class rosters are located in Campus Connection. Grades are also submitted in Campus Connection. Contact the department or division chair with questions or see Faculty Training Materials on the Registrar's Campus Connection How To page.

Title IX Training

MSU is committed to providing an educational environment where all members of the campus community are treated in a manner that enhances individual well-being and is free from discrimination based on sex or gender. In furtherance of this commitment, all incoming faculty and staff are required to complete Title IX training on how to prevent and report discrimination based on sex or gender.  To access the training program, log in to EverFi Haven using your MSU account information.

New Employee Self-Service Orientation 

The MSU self-service portal provides employees with access to their information including personal data, payroll, compensation, benefits information, and the leave request system. Access the PDF slideshow here.