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Health and Human Performance Instructor - Spring Semester 2021

Department: Health and Human Performance
Position: Instructor, full-time, temporary position, Spring Semester 2021
Salary:  Negotiable within the range established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date:  October 2020 


 Primary responsibilities include teaching assignments in exercise physiology, basic human nutrition, and sport and exercise nutrition. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with university faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.  Reports to the Provost.

The University of Montana Western operates in alignment with the following mission statement:

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 Experience One model engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices of every field of study. Our courses are conducted face to face in 18-day blocks during which faculty and students complete one course at a time.


The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in kinesiology, dietetics, exercise physiology, or a related area. They will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, ability to use technology to support instruction.  The ability to work well as a member of a team is essential.

Because Montana Western’s Health and Human Performance program emphasizes hands-on learning and the development of outstanding teacher candidates as well as pre-professional students, candidates with exceptional university teaching records and public school experience are particularly encouraged to apply.


Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all graduate or professional level transcripts, and names and contact information for at least 4 professional references. Send application materials to:

Patti Lake
Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For questions, call Janelle Handlos (406) 683-7392. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 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 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. 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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