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Department:  Environmental Sciences
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:  February, 2018
Start Date:  August 1, 2018

Description

The Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Montana Western seeks an innovative, passionate, field-based, educator/researcher in the broad area of environmental sustainability. We are particularly interested in a colleague with a background in GIS, remote sensing and spatial analysis to address issues related to environmental sustainability and environmental communication. Ideally, our new colleague has some experience working on projects with non-profits, private land-owners or community partners to promote sustainable land and water management. The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant/associate professor level. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use Montana Western’s unique immersion scheduling and exceptional location within the Greater Yellowstone and High Divide Regions to engage undergraduate students in field and project learning as a part of her/his teaching and research agenda. Our immersion-scheduling model, where students take, and faculty teach, a single course at a time, is the mission of the campus and an unparalleled opportunity for a talented and creative educator to merge research and land and water conservation projects with undergraduate learning.

The Environmental Sciences Department consists of an interdisciplinary group of natural scientists dedicated to working with undergraduate students pursuing careers as natural resource scientists and managers, environmental educators and communicators as well as supporting a broad liberal arts education. Not only do we serve the campus general education and teacher education programs, we have approximately 100 students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Interpretation (transitioning to Environmental Sustainability). Our post-graduation placement is extremely high, which is a primary goal of our program. We also foster a family atmosphere, which we consider essential to student success and a positive faculty work environment.

Initial teaching responsibilities may include major’s courses in GIS and remote sensing, natural resource and environmental policy, environmental management and environmental communication. Additional course responsibilities will include introductory environmental science courses and contributions to our environmental interpretation program. The teaching load is three courses (12 semester credits), taught during three of four blocks per semester. The fourth block is for conducting required professional development activities, including publishing results from class-based research, writing grants to further undergraduate research and presenting at professional meetings.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in environmental sciences, environmental sustainability, geosciences, geography or related fields (ABD considered) with an emphasis that broadly includes environmental communication, environmental/water management, and uses GIS/remote sensing and spatial analysis to solve environmental problems. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to merge research and project-based learning using an immersion schedule, a demonstrated commitment to experiential learning and innovative undergraduate education, and a demonstrated ability to design student projects that benefit and improve society. College-level teaching experience preferred.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest responding to the position description, a curriculum vitae including the contact information for at least three professional references, and official or unofficial graduate transcripts. Send application materials to:

Patti Lake
Payroll and Benefits Supervisor
Administration and Finance
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St
Dillon, MT   59725
patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Rob Thomas via email @ rob.thomas@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7615.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018, and continue until the position is 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. This approach facilitates and demands that faculty engage students in experiential types of learning, which has brought the campus national recognition. For example, The Chronicle of Higher Education and U.S. News and World Report have recently recognized Montana Western for educational excellence and our faculty have been awarded numerous Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year awards, including the first U.S. Professor of the Year awarded to a Montana professor. In addition, the Environmental Sciences Department was recently ranked #5 in the nation out of 500 colleges/universities by Schools.com.

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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Department:  Education
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:  January 2018
Start Date:  August 1, 2018

Description

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses for elementary and secondary education degree and certification programs.  Additionally, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with University faculty and staff, as well as educators in K-12 schools. Faculty workload will include teaching, advising, professional service, and supervision of students in field experiences and student teaching. Education programs at the University of Montana Western support a constructivist learning model, with an emphasis on experiential education and research into practice.  Distance education (online and distance sites) will be a priority for the successful candidate.  On campus instruction will be scheduled as needed. 

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Have three or more years successful teaching in K12 schools

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and service, the ability to work collegially with others, and to use technology to support instruction

  • Have experience in successful online teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous success in college instruction

  • Willingness to travel to distance sites to teach

  • Prior leadership in CAEP process

  • Expertise in Science Education

Application

Send letter of application responding to the job description, a curriculum vita, transcripts, evaluations of teaching, if available, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three (3) current professional references.  Send application materials to:

Patti Lake
Payroll and Benefits Supervisor
Administration and Finance
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT   59725
patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Vikki Howard via email @ Vikki.Howard@umwesternedu or by calling 406-683-7636.

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

Department:  Education
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:  January 2018
Start Date:  August 1, 2018

Description

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses for elementary and secondary education degree and certification programs.  Additionally, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with University faculty and staff, as well as educators in K-12 schools.  Faculty workload will include teaching, advising, professional service and supervision of students in field experiences and student teaching.  The candidate will be responsible for some distance education.  Education programs at The University of Montana Western support a constructivist learning model, with an emphasis on experiential education and research into practice.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • An earned doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Literacy Education

  • Three or more years successful teaching in K-12 schools

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and service, the ability to work collegially with others, and to use technology to support instruction

  • Experience in successful online teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous success in college instruction

  • Prior leadership in CAEP process

Application

Send letter of application responding to the job description, a curriculum vita, transcripts, evaluations of teaching, if available, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three (3) current professional references.  Send application materials to:

Patti Lake
Payroll and Benefits Supervisor
Administration and Finance
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT   59725
patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Laura Straus via email @ laura.straus@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7636.

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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