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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education with an Emphasis in Literacy

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


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


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

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Laura Straus via email @ 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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