Posting Date: June 2012
The University of Montana Western Department of Mathematics invites applications for part-time adjunct Instructor positions to begin on an as-needed basis. Applications will be kept on file and candidates will be contacted when a position opens.
Duties include teaching four to eight credit hours per semester at the developmental or general education level. Separate temporary employment contracts will be written for each adjunct teaching assignment with payment based on a per-credit-taught basis.
If the teaching assignment is for a developmental mathematics course, it is expected that candidates will use materials provided by the Department of Mathematics that are designed to support a consistent curriculum across the developmental mathematics program at Montana Western. General education courses that could be offered include, but are not limited to, introductory geometry, introductory number theory, college algebra, etc.
Starting in fall 2005, the University of Montana Western became the only public university to offer block scheduling when it implemented the Experience One system. Under this system, students take a single course that meets for three hours per day for 18 days. Additionally, faculty teach one course at a time using experiential teaching methods.
Applicants for this position must be committed to teaching in the Experience One schedule and be committed to the development of a high level of competence in history in their students through experiential learning methods
An earned M.S. or M.A. degree in mathematics by the starting date is required for appointment.
A complete application will include the following:
Karl Ulrich, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff choose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.
The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community-service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.
Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, 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.