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Visiting Adjunct Faculty Member of Biology

Department: Biology
Position: Adjunct Biology Instructor for: Course 1: Block 6 (2/9/2015 to 3/5/2015)
Course 2: Block 8 (4/13/2015 to 5/6/2015)
Salary: 3,044 to 3,444 per course
Posting Date: December 2014

Description

Teach two introductory biology courses as an Adjunct Visiting Faculty member. The successful candidate will teach introductory biology courses for non-science majors (BIOB101-Discover Biology)

Qualifications

Candidates will preferably have an earned Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field. ABD and candidates with an earned biology content M.S. degree will also be considered. Candidates with experience and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, preferably in a condensed format (i.e. immersion learning) will be given preference, as will candidates that are available and willing to teach both courses.

Application

Send application materials to:

Dr. Michael Morrow
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598

All applications must either be sent by mail or restricted to a single pdf file containing no greater than 25 pages.

Questions can be directed to michael.morrow@umwestern.edu

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, copies of all transcripts, a curriculum vitae including the contact information for three professional reference, and a concise statement about the candidate’s teaching philosophy including how experiential learning techniques will be incorporated into his/her courses.

The University & 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 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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Revised 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: December 8, 2014 (Original Posting Date: March 3, 2014)

Description

The University of Montana Western seeks creative and excellent applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focusing on accounting and finance to join its outstanding faculty within its Department of Business and Technology. The position would begin in August 2015.

Montana Western seeks a faculty member who excels at creating active, experiential learning environments for his/her students. With its unique Experience One block scheduling system, Montana Western provides faculty the uninterrupted extended time periods to make this happen. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses primarily in accounting, finance and general business administration. Opportunities exist for faculty to teach interdisciplinary courses with other faculty from across campus. Faculty workload includes teaching 12 credits (usually three four-credit courses) per semester, advising, scholarly activities and professional service.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in accounting or a related area. Consideration will be given for candidates who do not hold a doctoral degree but possess a MBA, MACC and CPA or CMA license combination. Consideration will be given to those who currently hold a CPA license and are working towards MACC degree. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years licensed CPA/CMA work experience. 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.

Evidence of the utilization of active, experiential learning in his/her teaching is strongly desired. This may include project-based learning, group projects, team teaching, field experiences, and original student research.

Application

Application materials must address the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, and academic and work background. Official graduate transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Please include contact information for at least five professional references.

Send application materials to (no electronic applications will be accepted):

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. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled

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 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 full-time 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. Experience One provides the opportunity for excellent faculty to thrive. Montana Western faculty members have won five consecutive prestigious CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year awards, including one U.S. Professor of the Year and four, nationally selected, Montana Professors of the Year. These were the last five CASE awards granted to any faculty members in the state of Montana. 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, 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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