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Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics

Department: Business and Technology 
Position: Full-time, academic year, renewable, tenure-track faculty position 
Salary Range: Assistant Professor $49,000-$54,000 - Associate Professor $54,000-$58,000
Union Affiliation:  MEA/MFT
Posting Date: December 2016
Start Date:  August 1, 2017

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for an assistant/associate professor tenure-track position within the Department of Business and Technology.  

The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate courses in Economics and other business related courses as needed. Faculty workload includes teaching three courses (12 credits per semester), advising, scholarly activities and professional service.

The Business & Technology Department is externally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).  

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in economics, Agricultural Economics or a related area. Consideration will be given for candidates who are ABD, but with specific graduation completion date. Previous teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, the ability to work collegially with others, evidence or potential of scholarly work and business and industry experience.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all university level transcripts and names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Cecil Jones via email @ cecil.jones@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7403.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of English

Department: English 
Position: Full-time, academic year, renewable, tenure-track faculty position
Salary Range: Assistant Professor $46,000-$50,000 - Associate Professor $50,000-$54,000
Union Affiliation:  MEA/MFT
Posting Date: December 2016
Start Date:  August 1, 2017

Description

The University of Montana Western invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of English, commencing August 1, 2017. Applicants must have completed a doctorate in American literature or a related area. Responsibilities will include teaching American literature (for majors and non-majors), first-year composition, developmental writing, and other classes as needed (24 credits—6 classes—per year).  Other duties include scholarly activity, participating in campus committees, attending faculty meetings, and (after the first year) student advising.

Requirements

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in American literature or a related area (Colonial or Nineteenth-Century American literature preferred).  Desired secondary specialization in World (non-Commonwealth) literature. Demonstrated excellence in postsecondary teaching is required with proven experience in teaching upper-level literature classes as well as first-year composition and developmental writing. To be considered for this position, applicants must demonstrate the ability to create an experience-centered learning environment appropriate for X1-scheduling at Montana Western.  Applicants must possess an established record of scholarly productivity in the area of specialty and evidence of professional service.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing the ability to teach in the X-1 scheduling system and demonstrating a commitment to teaching first year and first generation college students, a detailed curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three current professional references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Alan Weltzien via email @ alan.weltzien@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7431.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics

Department: Mathematics 
Position: Full-time, academic year, renewable, tenure-track faculty position
Salary Range: Assistant Professor $46,000-$50,000 - Associate Professor $50,000-$54,000
Union Affiliation:  MEA/MFT
Posting Date: December 2016
Start Date:  August 1, 2017

Description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Montana Western is excited to begin its first year of operation with a revised core curriculum for its B.S. Mathematics degree.  The revised degree is highly focused on mathematical modeling and analysis in data intensive fields such as genomics, ecology, structural geology, information science, etc.  In support of this degree, the department invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant or associate professor that will be focused on the effective teaching of courses that could include probability, calculus sequence, general education and developmental courses.  The full time teaching load consists of three, four-credit courses per semester.  A variety of interdisciplinary, undergraduate research opportunities will be threaded longitudinally through the revised curriculum.  The successful candidate would be expected to support the development of these opportunities.

Requirements

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

1. Has earned a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics.
2. Can demonstrate success at promoting a high level of student achievement in a challenging mathematical curriculum.
3. Has documented experience at teaching effectively under a block schedule OR is enthusiastic about working with existing mathematics department faculty in order to learn how to do so.
4. Can provide a record of successful involvement in and promotion of undergraduate research in mathematical modeling (especially if using stochastic techniques), statistics, data mining, or related areas.   If no such record exists, the successful candidate should be able to offer a plan for developing this area of his or her professional profile.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all university level transcripts and names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Eric Wright, Chair of the Mathematics Department, via email @ eric.wright@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7274.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Art History and Contemporary Theory and Criticism

Department: Fine Arts
Position:  Full-time, academic year, renewable, tenure-track faculty position
Salary Range: Assistant Professor $46,000-$50,000 - Associate Professor $50,000-$54,000
Union Affiliation:  MEA/MFT
Posting Date: December 2016
Start Date:  August 1, 2017

Description

Teach upper and lower division art history courses at the undergraduate level: survey of art history, contemporary art theory and criticism and other per the candidate’s expertise.  The accepted candidate will teach three 18-day classes (blocks) per semester within UM Western’s unique system of experiential education, called X1.

Candidates are expected to be actively engaged in research and scholarship in their field, and be strongly involved with student recruitment, retention, and advising.  The art history courses offered are intentioned to build a relationship between each student’s artistic and professional practices and an understanding of the theoretical aspects that define her/his work to provide a strong basis for the development of their creativity, working techniques and practices and critical thinking.

The successful candidate will be expected to organize the Visiting Artist Program which will contain at least two visiting artists per year.

Required Qualification

PhD in Art History or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Gallery or curatorial experience.
  • Focus in Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism.
  • Familiarity with contemporary material studies.
  • Familiarity with contemporary indigenous studies in art.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all university level transcripts and names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Eva Mastandrea via email @ eva.mastandrea@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7312.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

Click here for a printable version of the job description.