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Temporary English Adjunct

Department: English
Position available in: English Composition
Salary Range: $3,044 – $3,444 per course Adjunct
Posting Date: May 2019


 This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur.

Seeking instructors to prepare, teach and assess English Composition courses for the English department at the University of Montana Western. This position reports to the Provost and works closely with the English department Chair.

The University of Montana Western teaches in a block schedule. Classes are taught one at a time for 3 hours a day for 18 days (also called a block). There are four blocks each semester. Because of the intensity of this schedule, adjunct instructors must be willing to relocate or commute daily to the Dillon, Montana area for the duration of the class. Inexpensive university housing may be available.


 Essential Functions

  • Prepare, teach and assess courses in English composition for the English department.
  • Meet with students during regularly scheduled office hours     

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in English or Rhetoric/Composition from an accredited college or university.
  • Recent experience teaching face-to-face, college-level writing
  • Practice with experiential-learning techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate course work in teaching composition and/or the teaching of English.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must teach class face-to-face on campus in Dillon, MT

The Successful Candidate will demonstrate

  • The ability to teach effectively using a variety of experiential methods to facilitate student learning.
  • Professional and courteous interactions with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, transcripts and contact information for three professional teaching references.   Application materials may also be made into a single pdf file and attached to an email. Please submit materials to:

Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For questions or additional information relating to the position(s) please contact Dr. Ashley Carlson at 406-683-7209 or by email @

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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