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professor of early childhood education
For the third time in as many years, Montana Western has a Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year.
professor of education
The 2010 Montana Professor of the Year is continuing a proud tradition at Montana's premier teacher education institution.
equine studies major
With a post-graduation job already secured in the equine industry, Kara Einarson’s career is off to a promising start.
assistant professor of equine studies
University of Montana Western equine studies professor Layne Carlson brings his 30 years of professional experience as a mixed animal practitioner into the classroom.
professor of english
University of Montana Western English professor Alan Weltzien is a champion of Montana literature.
assistant professor, librarian
As a librarian and head instructor of the School of Outreach’s library endorsement program, Anne Kish exemplifies experiential learning.
school of outreach student
Diana Taylor is pursuing an early childhood education degree to enrich her life and bolster her skills for her job at a Head Start in Butte, Mont.
professor of geology
The Carnegie Foundation's 2009 U.S. Professor of the Year is taking Montana Western's experiential learning to the national stage.
associate professor of political science
Sean Eudaily challenges his students to think critically to fully understand how lessons learned in his classroom impact life outside campus.
associate professor of biology
Montana Western's biology program is now competitive in the national arena thanks to nearly $2 million in grants secured by Mike Morrow.
visiting assistant professor of music
As a student in Montana's rural Bitteroot Valley plays their home piano, Gay Garard-Brewer sees and hears the notes over 100 miles away.
professor of mathematics
Mathematics is more than mere numbers for Eric Dyreson; it is also a philosophy capable of transforming one's perception of the world.
Rebecca Petersen is a living testament to the proud tradition of teaching educators at the University of Montana Western.
history major, drama education minor
For Cathleen Flanagan — secondary education, history major and drama minor — life's a stage and she's in the director's chair.
On a frigid, snowy day in Dillon, Sheynoa Mataafa, a Hawaii native, does not regret her decision to move to Montana.
English major Kaitlin Ens counts five published articles to her name. For Ens, it's only the beginning of a promising career.
secondary education major
While most students entering college struggle with the decision of what to do with their futures, Mitch Jessen always knew what he wanted.
Amanda Kortum, a cellular molecular biology major, is already making a name for herself in her field.
environmental sciences major
One of the most shocking moments of Berett Rosenkrance's life came upon her return as a sophomore to the Montana Western campus.
health & human performance major
For Brandon Brown, the transition from urban western Washington to Montana Western was like playing basketball: natural.
Jobs at the University of Montana Western
Montana Western is a small (1,289 FTE) public institution with baccalaureate degrees in elementary and secondary education as well as liberal arts degrees with a variety of interdisciplinary emphases. The campus is located in the town of Dillon in the scenic Beaverhead Valley of southwestern Montana. Montana Western is currently in the process of reviewing its academic offerings and seeks to attract a stable FTE of around 1,500 students.
The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities. Position eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with State law. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.
Click here to download the State of Montana Application.