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Assistant-Associate Professor of Theatre-UM Western

University of Montana
Dillon, Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 21, 2024

Job Details

Assistant-Associate Professor of Theatre

Department: Fine Arts

Position: Assistant Professor

Wage: UP to $54,000 for Assistant Professor and up to $60,000 for Associate Professor, as per CBA

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:


As Assistant or Associate Professor, this person's primary responsibilities are academic. These responsibilities include teach three courses per semester in all areas of theatre arts; some combination of Introduction to Theatre; Directing and Play Production; Introduction to Acting; Stage Make-Up; Theatre Workshop; Stagecraft I and II; Dramatic Literature and Theatre History; Creative Drama and Dance for K-8; Coordinate primary learning activities of theatre courses with department productions, as per course descriptions; Teach, coach, and mobilize students, including Drama Club members, 2-3 work-study students, in all mainstage productions; Coordinate box office duties and concessions for all productions; Coordinate all marketing efforts for the theatre program.

As the Artistic Director of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series for the Beier and Small auditoriums, this person will be responsible for curating and producing all productions/performances associated with the BOC Mainstage Season including oversee all theatre-related purchases and production budgets, with the assistance of The Offices of Foundation and Business; Maintain with UMW's Office of Events and Conference Services, and the theatre program's Technical Director, a central, organized schedule/calendar for the Beier and small auditoriums, balancing academic, university, and community events.

Since 2005, the University of Montana Western has been the only publicly funded, four-year baccalaureate degree granting university to operate fully on a block schedule. Each semester, students enroll in a full-time load of four classes that they take once at a time for three hours per 1 /3 day for 18 days. Experiential learning, in the sense that it is the authentic practice of a given academic discipline, is emphasized at UMW.


  • The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
  • MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre, Performance, or related area of study.

  • Three years of teaching at the university level
  • Ability to teach one or more of the following: a multi-arts appreciation course; K-12 drama methods, multimedia or filmmaking, and ability to teach online courses.
  • Professional experience in regional theater, film, or television.
The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 75 full-time faculty and over 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. 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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