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Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

Department: Business and Technology
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position plus full benefits
Salary: Assistant Professor approximately $52,000; Associate Professor approximately $58,000 depending on experience
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date:  September 2019
Start Date:      January 1, 2020 or August 1, 2020 


The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position focusing on accounting and finance within the Department of Business and Technology.

The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate courses in accounting and finance. Faculty workload includes teaching 12 credits (three courses) per semester, advising, scholarly activities and professional service.

The Business & Technology Department is externally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). 


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in accounting, finance or a related area. Consideration will be given for candidates who do not hold a doctoral degree, but possess (1) a MBA or Master’s degree in Accounting and (2) CPA or CMA license combination.

Previous teaching experience is preferred. Candidates will have demonstrated effective leadership, the ability to work collegially with others, evidence or potential of scholarship, and verified business and industry experience in the accounting field.


Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all university level transcripts and names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to:

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

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Cecil Jones via email @ or by calling 406-683-7403.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

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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