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Adjunct Geology Professor

Department: Environmental Sciences
Position: Adjunct/Visiting Professor
Salary: $16,000 per semester
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: March 2013


The University of Montana Western seeks applicants to fill an adjunct/visiting professor (sabbatical replacement) of geology in the environmental sciences department. This includes one or two single-semester, full-time temporary faculty positions (one for fall and a possibility for another for spring semester). An on-campus rental opportunity may be available.


A M.S. in Geology or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates possessing an earned Ph.D. in Geology or a closely related discipline are preferred. Undergraduate teaching experience is required. Candidates must be prepared to interact successfully with small groups of undergraduate students (25 or fewer) in classroom, lab and field settings.


Review of applications will begin April 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including the contact information for three professional references, a teaching philosophy and official or unofficial transcripts. Final candidates will successfully complete a telephone interview. Please address questions to Rob Thomas, Ph.D. at (406) 683-7615.

Please send application materials to (no electronic submissions, please):

Robert C. Thomas, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Sciences
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana-Western, located in Dillon, Montana, is an innovative small institution, with a liberal arts emphasis, nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The campus enjoys a growing reputation for its “Experience One” method of course delivery. Montana Western is one of only a few institutions in the nation that uses immersion scheduling (students and professors immersed in one course at a time for 3.5 weeks), allowing increased opportunity for experiential learning.  (See www.umwestern.edu for more information.) The campus enrolls approximately 1400 students. Montana Western’s small size and focus on educational innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty choose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the way educational programs are delivered.

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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