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UM Western-Assistant/Associate Professor of Education Foundations

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The University of Montana

Dillon, MT, United States

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Posted on
Nov 22, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 07, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education Foundations




Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position plus full benefits


Up to $54,000 for Assistant and up to $60,000 for Associate

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Starting Date:

August 2023


The University of Montana Western Division of Education welcomes applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in Education Foundations, preferably with a strong background in multi-cultural education and/or culturally responsive pedagogy. Primary responsibilities will include teaching experientially based courses related to introduction to education, education foundations, and/or culturally responsive pedagogy in undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Courses will be taught in both online and face-to-face formats. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain scholarly productivity, professional service, advising, and committee work.

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.

Experience One engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices in every field of study. 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 Educational Studies, or a related field (ABD will be considered);

have demonstrated success teaching face-to-face and online courses at the post-secondary level;

have demonstrated history / evidence of scholarly productivity;

have demonstrated the ability to work well as a member of a team;

have taught for three or more years in a P-12 setting.


The successful candidate may:

have extensive experience preparing for accreditation/CAEP.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 70 full-time faculty and over 1,200 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.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment

In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


Review of applications will begin immediately, but will remain open until the position is filled.

A complete application Includes:

Letter of Interest

– addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.

Curriculum Vitae

Official or Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required at time of hire)

Professional References

– names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job Location

Dillon, Montana, United States

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The University of Montana
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