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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Department: Education
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position plus full benefits
Salary Range:  Assistant Professor approximately $52,000; Associate Professor approximately $58,000
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: February 2020
Start Date: August 1, 2020


Primary responsibilities include teaching 12 credits per semester and leading program assessment for accreditation purposes. Teaching assignments could include face to face and distance courses in classroom management, school law, educational psychology, and foundations of education. The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead with CAEP accreditation efforts in anticipation of a fall 2022 site visit. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to maintain scholarly productivity, professionalism, and a commitment to professional service including advising, committee work, and other departmental or university duties as assigned.

The University of Montana Western’s mission statement states: The University of Montana Western differentiates itself and achieves academic excellence by sustaining a culture of concentrated experiential education. All Montana Western faculty are therefore expected to create experiential learning environments where students take an active role in their own learning.


The successful candidate will:

  • hold a doctorate in Education or a related field (ABD will be considered);
  • be experienced with data collection, assessment plans and reports, and accreditation procedures through CAEP;
  • have taught for three or more years in a K-12 setting;
  • have demonstrated success teaching at the post-secondary level;
  • have demonstrated the ability to work well as a member of a team.


Application materials should include a letter of interest detailing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, copies of all graduate level transcripts, two letters of reference, and names and contact information for at least three additional professional references. Application materials should be sent to:

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

For questions regarding this position contact Estee Aiken at Review of applications will begin March 16, 2020 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 any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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