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Assistant Professor of Business and Technology II

Department: Business and Technology
Position: Full-time, 10-month, tenure track
Salary Range: $40,000 to $56,000
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: October 2014

Description

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in beginning and advanced computer applications, management information systems, computer hardware and software, video and audio design, digital print media, animation design, computer literacy and beginning and advanced web design. Faculty workload includes teaching, advising, scholarly activities, assessment of student learning outcomes and professional service on and off campus.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in a technology related field, CIS, CS, or educational technology. Preferred consideration for previous higher education experience, public school teaching, and a current teaching license in technology endorsed area, or experience teaching K-12 technology to non-technology related areas. They will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, the ability to work collegially with others and evidence or potential of scholarly work.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, copies of all university level transcripts, and names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent to:

Ms. Donna Rouse
Business & Technology Search 2
The University of Montana Western
710 Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

The position starting date is Aug. 1, 2015.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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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Assistant Professor of Business and Technology

Department: Business and Technology
Position: Full-time, 10-month, tenure track
Salary Range: $40,000 to $56,000
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: October 2014

Description

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in technology, business communications, business education, educational technology and computer science. Courses may include business and electronic communications, methods and materials of business theory, methods and materials in computer applications, word processing and applications, spreadsheets and applications and beginning/advanced databases. Faculty workload includes teaching, advising, scholarly activities and professional service. This position reports to the provost.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in a technology related field, CIS, CS, or educational technology. Preferred consideration for previous higher education experience, public school teaching, and a current teaching license in technology endorsed area, or experience teaching K-12 technology to non-technology related areas. They will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, the ability to work collegially with others and evidence or potential of scholarly work.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, copies of all university level transcripts, and names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent to:

Ms. Donna Rouse
Business & Technology Search 1
The University of Montana Western
710 Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

The position starting date is Aug. 1, 2015.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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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Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance

Department: Education
Position: Assistant Professor HHP, Full-time, tenure-track faculty position, 10 month position
Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement ($40,000 to $56, 00)
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: October 28, 2014
Starting Date: January 1, 2015 or August 1, 2015

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position within the Department of Education’s Health and Human Performance Program, one of the largest and fastest growing programs on campus.

Primary responsibilities include teaching, research and service in the areas of Health & Human Performance which may include courses in Health/PE Pedagogy, and Exercise Sciences. The workload also includes student advising, committee work, student learning assessment, and other faculty duties. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with university faculty and staff, including members of the Athletic Department. The successful candidate will report to the Provost. 

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in health and human performance or a related area. They will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, ability to use technology to support instruction, and potential for scholarship. The ability to work well as a member of a team is essential.

Because Montana Western's HHP program emphasizes hands-on learning and the development of outstanding teacher candidates, candidates with exceptional university teaching records and K-12 school teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application

Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all university level transcripts and names and contact information for at least four professional references. The search will continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

Dr. Megan Chilson, Chair
HHP Search Committee
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, Mont. 59725

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Montana, is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,400. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western's small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff choose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities. This position is eligible for veteran's preference in accordance with State law. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Assistant Professor of Biology

Department: Biology
Position: Assistant Professor of Biology,Full-time, tenure-track, 10-month position
Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement ($40,000 to $56,000)
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: October 28, 2014
Start Date: August 1, 2015

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses including introductory majors and non-majors biology courses and General Botany as well as potentially General Ecology and other courses in the selected candidate’s area of interest. It is anticipated that at least one half of the successful candidate’s teaching load will be non-major biology courses. In addition, this faculty member must be willing and able to provide novel research projects to support undergraduate thesis and internship projects. Finally, the successful candidate will be required to hold regular office hours and be an active member of the Biology Department, advising students, assessing student learning outcomes, and serving on University committees.

Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in plant community ecology or a similar biological field. ABD candidates will only be considered if a Ph.D. will be awarded prior to August of 2015. Candidates should have experience and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and directing undergraduate research projects. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to teach effectively in compressed class formats. In addition, the successful candidate must be willing to serve on University committees, provide other types of university service, perform assessment of student learning outcomes, and show a willingness to work closely with undergraduate students and Biology faculty.


Application

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a curriculum vitae including the contact information for three professional references, and concise statements about the candidate’s research interests and teaching philosophy, including how the applicant will incorporate experiential learning into their block classes at Montana Western. Please send application materials to:

Ms. Donna Rouse
Biology Search Committee
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St. Dillon, MT 59725

Final candidates will need to successfully complete phone and onsite interviews.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Montana, is an innovative small institution located in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The campus enrolls approximately 1,400 students and has 60 full-time faculty members. Dillon, a friendly town of ~5,000, is known for its outstanding public schools, safe community, excellent recreational opportunities, and a fine quality of life. Montana Western’s small size and focus on educational innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty choose to work collegially and to create engaging classes and curricula that make a difference in the lives of our students. Montana Western is one of only a few schools in the nation that uses immersion scheduling (students taking one course at a time), allowing increased opportunities for experiential types of learning (see http:www.umwestern.edu for more information).

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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Assistant Professor of English

Department: English
Position: Full-time, 10-month position
Wage: Within the range established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement ($40,000 to $56,000)
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: October 2014

Description

The English department at the University of Montana Western invites applications for an assistant professor position (three, four-credit courses per semester). Teaching responsibilities will include British literature surveys and seminars (18th to 21st century), literary theory, first-year composition and other general education classes as assigned. Other responsibilities include scholarly activity, participating in campus committees, attending faculty meetings, and, after the first year, student advising and assisting with student recruitment.

Since 2005, the University of Montana Western has been the only publicly funded, four-year baccalaureate degree granting university to operate fully on a block schedule. Each semester, students enroll in a fulltime load of four classes that they take once at a time for three hours per day for 18 days. Experiential learning, in the sense that it is the authentic practice of a given academic discipline, is emphasized at UMW.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in English, specializing in British literature (18th to 21st century). Secondary specialties in literary theory and/or world literature also desirable.

  • Innovation and excellence in postsecondary teaching along with proven experience teaching a variety of courses from first-year composition to upper-division literature.

  • A commitment to create an experience-centered learning environment in the block format with special attention to first-generation college students.

  • Evidence of scholarly productivity (or potential for such productivity) in the area of specialty.

Application

Interested applicants should send a complete application to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Shane Borrowman at shane.borrowman@umwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is Aug. 1, 2015.

A complete application includes:              

1. A current curriculum vita.

2. Unofficial academic transcripts that verify the required degree qualifications (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire).

3. A well-composed and concise teaching statement (two pages, single-spaced maximum) that illustrates how the candidate meets or exceeds the qualifications for the position listed above.

4. A list of three current professional references and their telephone and e-mail contact information. These references should be able to speak frankly to the candidate's qualifications for this position.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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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Assistant Professor of History

Department: History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Position: Full-time, 10-month position, Tenure Track
Wage: Negotiable, range established the Collective Bargaining Agreement ($40,000 to $56,000)
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: October 2014

Description

The History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department at the University of Montana Western invites applications for an assistant professor position. Teaching responsibilities will include Latin America or the Atlantic World and at least one of the following content areas: Indigenous Peoples, Empire, or Post- Colonial Studies. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory courses in non-western and U.S. history, historical research methods and upper level courses in area of specialization. Other responsibilities include scholarly activity, participating in campus committees, attending faculty meetings, and, after the first year, student advising and assisting with student recruitment.

Since 2005, the University of Montana Western has been the only publicly funded, four-year baccalaureate degree granting university to operate fully on a block schedule. Each semester, students enroll in a fulltime load of four classes that they take once at a time for three hours per day for 18 days. Experiential learning, in the sense that it is the authentic practice of a given academic discipline, is emphasized at UMW.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin America or the Atlantic World. Secondary specialties in Indigenous Peoples, Empire, or Post-Colonial Studies also desirable. Or an ABD with completion of doctorate by May 2015.
  • Innovation and excellence in postsecondary teaching along with proven experience teaching a variety of courses.
  • A commitment to create an experience-centered learning environment in the block format.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity (or potential for such productivity) in the area of specialty.

Application

Interested applicants should send a complete application to the chair of the search committee,

Dr. Karl Ulrich, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is Aug. 1, 2015.

A complete application includes:

1. A letter of application (including a statement of citizenship/immigration if necessary).

2. A current detailed curriculum vita.

3. Unofficial academic transcripts that verify the required degree qualifications (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire).

4. A well-composed and concise teaching statement that illustrates how the candidate meets or exceeds the qualifications for the position listed above.

5. A list of three current professional references and their telephone and e-mail contact information. These references should be able to speak frankly to the candidate's qualifications for this position.

6. Three letters of professional recommendation.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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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Assistant Professor of Business

Department: Department of Business and Technology
Position: Full-time, 10 month position
Salary: $40,000 to $56,000/academic year plus full benefits
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: March 3, 2014

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on accounting and finance within the Department of Business and Technology.

The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate courses in business administration but will also teach courses in accounting and finance. Faculty workload includes teaching 12 credits per semester, advising, scholarly activities and professional service.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in accounting, finance or a related area. Consideration will be given for candidates who do not hold a doctoral degree but possess a MBA and CPA or CMA license combination. Previous teaching experience is preferred, and candidates will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, the ability to work collegially with others, evidence or potential of scholarly work, and business and industry experience.

Application

Send application materials to:

Donna Rouse

Business Search Committee
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Fredrick Chilson at (406) 683-7178 or Fredrick.chilson@umwestern.edu . Applications should not be sent to Dr. Chilson.

All applications received by April 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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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