Department: Business and Technology
Position: Full-time (10-month), instructor position (non-tenure track) position with complete benefit package; one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal on a year-to-year basis.
Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the CBA ($36,000-$46,000)
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: April 6, 2022
Start Date: August 1, 2022


The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for an Instructor position focusing on Farm and Ranch Operations within the Department of Business and Technology.

The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate courses in Animal Science, Livestock Feeding and Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Agriculture Plant Science, Soil and Water Management.  Faculty workload includes teaching 16 credits (four courses) per semester. 

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in an Agricultural related field or Agricultural Education.

Previous teaching experience preferred. Candidates will have demonstrated effective leadership, the ability to work collegially with others, evidence or potential of scholarship, and verified business and industry experience in Agriculture. 


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

Kelly Graham
Recruitment Specialist
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
[email protected]

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Kurt Steadman via email @ [email protected] or by calling 406-683-7183.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,300 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. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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