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Instructor of Business- UM Western

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Instructor of Business

Department: Business & Technology
Position: Instructor of Business - Full-time (10-month)
Wage: $44,000
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Starting Date: August 1, 2024
Benefits Include:

· Insurance package,

· Mandatory retirement plan,

· Dependent partial tuition waiver,

· Faculty/staff tuition waiver

· Wellness program:

· Pro-rated annual and sick leave;


The Department of Business at the University of Montana Western is seeking a faculty member who is a student-centered, passionate, and collaborative educator. We are looking to hire an Instructor (non-tenure track) of Business. We are seeking someone that can teach business statistics, computer applications, and possibly other general business courses.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a teaching approach that is compatible with Montana Western’s mission and scheduling model. This model, where students take and faculty teach a single eighteen-day course at a time, is the mission of the campus and an unparalleled opportunity for a talented and creative educator. Montana Western is the only public university offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. The X1 model engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and authentic disciplinary practices of every field of study through experiential learning environments where students take an active role in their own learning. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students and assisting them in the transition from university life to their professional careers.

Faculty teaching responsibilities for the tenure track position include teaching three blocks (12 credits) per semester, leaving one professional development block per semester. The professional development block allows for faculty to focus on service activities and scholarship work. Along with teaching the successful candidate will be expected to maintain professionalism, scholarly productivity, professional service, advising, and committee work.

Faculty teaching responsibilities for the non-tenure track position include teaching four blocks (16 credits) per semester. The non-tenure track teaching position does not require any additional committee, advising or scholarly productivity.


· Hold a master’s degree in business or a related field (in progress will be considered) for the non-tenure track position.

· Have a minimum of three years of documented work experience in a non-academic setting such as a business or industry setting.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 70 full-time faculty and over 1,200 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).


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

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/Detailed Resume

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.

* Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

** Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

Job Location Dillon, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


 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.

Our main campus, nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel and along the Clark Fork River, and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites, one just across the river from the main campus, and one on the southwest side of Missoula.

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