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Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics

Department:Business and Technology
Position: Full-time, academic year, renewable, tenure-track faculty position
Salary: Assistant Professor approximately $52,000; Associate Professor approximately $56,000 depending on experience /academic year plus full benefits
Union Affiliation:  MFPE
Posting Date: October 2018
Start Date:  January 1 or August 1, 2019


The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for an assistant/associate professor tenure-track position within the Department of Business and Technology.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses primarily in Economics and other business related courses as needed. Faculty workload includes teaching three courses (12 credits 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 economics, Agricultural Economicsor a related area. Consideration will be given for candidates who are ABD, but with specific graduation completion date. Previous teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, the ability to work collegially with others, evidence or potential of scholarly work and business and industry experience.

The University of Montana Western strives to provide an experiential learning opportunity for its students. To achieve this goal, significant value is placed on the candidate having real world experience in the areas they are teaching and a preference is given for documented working experience.


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 S Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor Cecil Jones via email @cecil.jones@umwestern.eduor by calling 406-683-7403.

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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