: History, Philosophy, & Social
: Full-time (10-month) Instructor (non-tenure
track) with complete benefit package; one-year appointment with the
possibility of renewal on a year-to-year basis
: Negotiable within the range established in the CBA
August 1, 2022
The Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at The
University of Montana Western invites applicants for a full-time
non-tenure track position in Sociology. The hire will be the sole
sociologist at the university and thus will be expected to cover
both introductory and advanced courses, but the area of
specialization is open. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load on
UM Western’s innovative block scheduling model, a competitive
salary, and some internal research support. The teaching load may
be reduced to a 3/3 for a candidate who is active in advising
and/or departmental or university service.
- Earned Master’s degree in Sociology or related field, with at
least 18 graduate credits in Sociology
The University & Dillon Area
- Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Sociology from an accredited
- Breadth of teaching experience, and ability to function as the
sole sociologist in the department
- Excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations
and/or administrative reviews
- Previous experience designing and integrating high-impact
practices and experiential learning activities
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative,
undergraduate university with over 65 full-time faculty and 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 UM 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
Application materials should include a letter of interest
responding to the position description, a statement of teaching
philosophy (≤ 2 pages), a curriculum vitae including contact
information for at least three professional references, and
official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
(Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.)
All application materials should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF file.
Application materials must be sent to:
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Inquiries may be made to Dr. Jessica Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2022 and continue
until the position is filled.
Montana, United States