Assistant/Associate Professor of English-UM Western
Assistant/Associate Professor of English
Department: English Position: Assistant Professor
Wage: Up to $54,000 for Assistant Professor and up to $60,000 for Associate Professor, as per CBA
Union Affiliation: Local 4323 MFPE
Starting Date: 08/01/2024
- Insurance package,
- Mandatory retirement plan,
- Dependent partial tuition waiver,
- Faculty/staff tuition waiver
- Wellness program:
- Pro-rated annual and sick leave;
The English department at the University of Montana Western invites applications for a tenure-track position in British literature, 18th to 21st century. Teaching responsibilities will include British literature surveys, upper-division courses and senior seminars, developmental writing and first-year composition, and other general education classes as assigned. The teaching load is 3/3 on UM Western’s innovative block scheduling model. Other responsibilities include scholarly activity, participating in campus committees, attending faculty meetings, and, after the first year, student advising and assisting with student recruitment.
Since 2005, the University of Montana Western has been the only publicly funded, four-year baccalaureate degree granting university to operate fully on a block schedule. Each semester, students enroll in a full-time load of four classes that they take once at a time for three hours per day for 18 days. Experiential learning, in the sense that it is the authentic practice of a given academic discipline, is emphasized at UMW.
The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
- A Ph.D. in English, specializing in British literature (18th to 21st century).
- Innovation and excellence in postsecondary teaching along with proven experience teaching a variety of courses from first-year composition to upper-division literature.
- Evidence of scholarly productivity (or potential for such productivity) in the area of specialty.
- Secondary specialties in postcolonial literatures and/or world literature are also desirable.
- A commitment to create an experience-centered learning environment in the block format with special attention to first-generation college students.
The University and Dillon Area:
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 70 full-time faculty and over 1,300 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. 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/Detailed Resume
- Official or Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required at time of hire)
- Teaching Philosophy – 1-2 pages statement of teaching philosophy.
- Professional References– names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
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