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Assistant Professor of Equine Studies

Department: Equine Studies Position:  Full-time (10-month) tenure-track faculty position beginning Jan. 1, 2013 Posting Date: September 2012

Description The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position within its Equine Studies Program.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in equine studies and possibly other related areas. Courses may include general equine studies, basic horse care, nutrition and equine facility management. Faculty workload includes teaching, advising, scholarly activities, committee /other professional service and supervision of students in practical settings such as internships.

Requirements The successful candidate will hold an earned doctoral degree in an equine studies discipline or veterinary medicine. Candidates will have demonstrated the ability to work collegially with others and show evidence or potential of scholarly work. Strong candidates with a master’s degree may be considered for initial appointment at the non-tenure-track instructor level with possible conversion to a tenure-track position after completion of the doctorate. Experience teaching at the college level and a background in equine activities is desirable.

Application Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of all university level transcripts and the names and contact information for at least four professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications will not be accepted.  Application material should be sent to:

           Donna Rouse            Equine Search Committee            The University of Montana Western            710 Atlantic Street            Dillon, MT 59725

The University & 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 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, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities. Position eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with State law. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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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