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Assistant/Associate Professor History

The University of Montana Western
Montana, United States
$52,000.00 - $58,000.00
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor History

Department: History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
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 duties.


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 upon appointment).
  • Evidence of teaching experience and ability.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation, and three additional references (include address, phone numbers and email address).

Application material should be sent as one pdf document to:

Patti Lake
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

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 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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