Department: History, Philosophy, and Social
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track
position plus full benefits
Salary Range: Assistant Professor
approximately $52,000; Associate Professor approximately $58,000
depending on experience
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: November 2019
Start Date: August 1, 2020
The University of Montana Western invites applications for a
tenure-track position in the Department of History, Philosophy, and
Social Sciences at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor,
commencing August 1, 2020. Applicants must have a specialization in
either Latin America or the Atlantic World, and at least one of
these content areas: Indigenous Peoples, Empire, or Early America.
Extra consideration may be given to applicants who can teach
introductory Spanish. Responsibilities will include teaching
introductory courses in non-western and US history, historical
research methods and upper level courses in area of specialization.
Other duties include student advising, scholarly activity,
participation in campus committees, assisting with student
recruitment, attending faculty meetings, and other normal faculty
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in history,
or an ABD with completion of doctorate by May 2020. Demonstrated
excellence in postsecondary teaching is required, with experience
in the subjects listed above highly preferred. Individuals must
demonstrate: the ability to create an experience-centered learning
environment; scholarly productivity in the area of specialty; and
evidence of professional service.
Application materials should include:
- A letter of application.
- Detailed curriculum vitae.
- Statements on teaching philosophy and research interests.
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial with application, official
- Evidence of teaching experience and ability.
- Three letters of professional recommendation, and three
additional references (include address, phone numbers and email
Application material should be sent as one pdf document to:
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Bill
Janus, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences by
phone at 406-683-7019 or by email @email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin November 18, 2019 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 1,500
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
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.