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Adjunct Instructor in Biology

Department: Biology
Position available in: Biology (Ph.D. preferred)
Salary Range: $3,044 - $3,444 per course
Posting Date: May 2018


The University of Montana Western seeks applicants to fill a short term Adjunct Instructor position in the Biology Department during the 2018 fall semester.  We are looking for an individual or individuals to teach two non-majors introductory biology courses during the following times.

Block 2, September 24, 2018 through October 17, 2018
Block 3, October 22, 2018 through November 15, 2018

The successful candidate(s) will teach sections of our non-majors introductory biology course, Discover Biology (BIOB101).  Montana Western uses a block schedule where classes meet for three hours each day for 18 instructional days.  The Biology Department’s courses are designed to provide students with authentic experiential learning opportunities that integrate both lecture and lab/field topics most days of the block.  This is an outstanding opportunity for candidates who are trying to gain undergraduate teaching experience or for candidates who would like to experience what teaching on a unique block schedule involves.

Very inexpensive housing is expected to be available for the successful candidate(s) in a University owned house on campus.


Candidates with an earned Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field are preferred, but ABD and candidates with an earned M.S. degree will also be considered.  Candidates with experience and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching will be given preference.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, transcripts and contact information for three professional teaching references.   Application materials may also be made into a single pdf file and attached to an email.  Please submit materials to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
For questions or additional information relating to the position(s) please contact Dr. Michael Morrow at or by phone at 406-683-7254. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled.

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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