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Assistant/Associate Professor in Education (Specializing in Education Foundations)

Department: Education
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position with complete benefit package
Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the CBA ($44,000-$54,000)
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: January 2022
Start Date: August 1, 2022


The University of Montana Western Division of Education welcomes applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in Education Foundations. Primary responsibilities will include teaching experientially-based courses related to introduction to education and education foundations in undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Courses will be taught in both online and face-to-face formats. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain professionalism, scholarly productivity, professional service, advising, and committee work.

The University of Montana Western’s mission statement states: The University of Montana Western differentiates itself and achieves academic excellence by sustaining a culture of concentrated experiential education. All Montana Western faculty are therefore expected to create experiential learning environments where students take an active role in their own learning.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • hold a doctorate in Education Foundations, Educational Studies, or a related field (ABD will be considered);
  • have demonstrated success teaching face-to-face and online courses at the post-secondary level;
  • have demonstrated the ability to work well as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate may:

  • have taught for three or more years in a P-12 setting;
  • have experience with accreditation/CAEP.


Application materials should include a letter of interest responding to the position description, a statement of teaching philosophy (≤ 2 pages), a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. All application materials should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF file. Teaching evaluations may be requested at a later time. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Application materials must be sent to:

Patti Lake
Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
[email protected]

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Estee Aiken @[email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area 

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 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. 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 any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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