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Adjunct Instructor Pool - Legal Studies, Missoula College

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Adjunct Instructors - Legal Studies

Missoula College of the University of Montana

Department: Business & Technology
Position: Part-Time (non-tenure track) Instructor
Starting Date: Spring Semester 2024

The Department of Business & Technology at Missoula College invites applicants for part-time, non-tenure track positions in our online Legal Studies Certificate program accredited by the American Bar Association. This program prepares students to enter administrative and support roles at private law firms and within the legal departments of government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

This is the perfect position for an attorney seeking to supplement their existing practice or begin a transition from the practice of law into teaching. In this role, faculty will be responsible for instructing a Legal Studies course or courses at the college level from the existing curriculum. Faculty are invited to design and implement effective learning strategies and environments and utilize innovative teaching techniques and technology in pursuit of delivering high-quality instruction and student assessment.

We are looking for instructors for the following classes to be taught remotely synchronously and asynchronously:
  • Legal Ethics
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • To give the student a well-rounded education, we would like the program to offer exposure to attorneys and experienced paralegals
    • A qualified attorney will have a J.D. from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member of the Montana Bar Association or have the ability to gain such membership within six months
    • A qualified paralegal will have an Associate's or greater degree in Paralegal Studies and a minimum of three years of experience to teach Introduction to Paralegal Studies
Missoula College of the University of Montana:

Missoula College offers two-year degrees, certificates, and workforce education programs for the University of Montana. The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with strong institutional diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement, and sustainability.

Additional information on the Missoula College and the department can be found at:

How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately, but will remain open until the position is filled.

All application materials should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF .

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at time of hire)
  4. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, 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 UM-M 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 UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Part-Time


University of Montana.

At UM, we approach everything with creativity because that’s what this evolving world needs. We are stewards of this place, its history and our future. We are driving forward together, affecting change that is right for our place and people. We know of no better place than Montana and its university to make a lasting impact on the common good.

As Montana’s flagship university, we set a high bar for academic studies, creative accomplishments and scientific exploration which benefit our students, our community and the world at large.

The University draws a diverse, global population to Missoula – our home and the state’s second-largest city with about 80,000 residents – and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community. Our students receive a world-class education in a broad range of subjects that include the arts, sciences, trades, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training.

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