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Revised Assistant Professor of Business

Department: Department of Business and Technology
Position: Full-time, 10 month position
Salary: $40,000 to $56,000/academic year plus full benefits
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: December 8, 2014 (Original Posting Date: March 3, 2014)


The University of Montana Western seeks creative and excellent applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focusing on accounting and finance to join its outstanding faculty within its Department of Business and Technology. The position would begin in August 2015.

Montana Western seeks a faculty member who excels at creating active, experiential learning environments for his/her students. With its unique Experience One block scheduling system, Montana Western provides faculty the uninterrupted extended time periods to make this happen. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses primarily in accounting, finance and general business administration. Opportunities exist for faculty to teach interdisciplinary courses with other faculty from across campus. Faculty workload includes teaching 12 credits (usually three four-credit courses) per semester, advising, scholarly activities and professional service.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in accounting or a related area. Consideration will be given for candidates who do not hold a doctoral degree but possess a MBA, MACC and CPA or CMA license combination. Consideration will be given to those who currently hold a CPA license and are working towards MACC degree. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years licensed CPA/CMA work experience. Previous teaching experience is preferred, and candidates 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.

Evidence of the utilization of active, experiential learning in his/her teaching is strongly desired. This may include project-based learning, group projects, team teaching, field experiences, and original student research.


Application materials must address the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, and academic and work background. Official graduate transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Please include contact information for at least five professional references.

Send application materials to (no electronic applications will be accepted):

Donna Rouse
Business Search Committee
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic St.
Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Fredrick Chilson at (406) 683-7178 or . Applications should not be sent to Dr. Chilson. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled

The University and Dillon Area

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 current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. 

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 chose 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.

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