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Instructor of Mathematics

Department: Mathematics
Position:  Full-time, academic year, renewable, non-tenure track
Salary Range: $34,000-$42,000 negotiable within the range established in the faculty CBA
Union Affiliation:  MEA/MFT
Posting Date: May 2017
Start Date:  August 1, 2017


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Montana Western is excited to begin its first year of operation with a revised core curriculum for its B.S. Mathematics degree.  The revised degree is highly focused on mathematical modeling and analysis in data intensive fields such as genomics, ecology, structural geology, information science, etc.  In support of this degree, the department invites applications for a full-time instructor position (four, four-credit courses per semester) that will be focused on the effective teaching of courses that could likely include probability, our calculus sequence, and some general education and developmental courses (This could vary in future years).  A variety of interdisciplinary, undergraduate research opportunities will be threaded longitudinally through the revised curriculum.  The successful candidate would be expected to support the development of these opportunities.


The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
1.    Has earned a M.S. or M.A. (or higher) in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics.  A M.S. or M.A.
       in mathematics education could also be acceptable if the candidate can demonstrate a strong
       preparation in mathematics content at the graduate level.
2.    Can demonstrate success at promoting a high level of student achievement in a challenging
       mathematical curriculum.
3.    Has documented experience at teaching effectively under a block schedule OR is enthusiastic about
       working with existing mathematics department faculty in order to learn how to do so.


Application materials should include the following:
1.    A letter of interest.
2.    A curriculum vitae.
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 that is listed above.
5.    A list of four current professional references and their telephone and email contact information.  These
       references should be able to speak frankly to the candidate’s qualifications for this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Eric Wright, Chair of the Mathematics Department, via email @ or by calling 406-683-7274.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-ime 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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