Department: Health and Human Performance Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position beginning August 2019. Salary: Assistant Professor approximately $46,000; Associate Professor approximately $50,000 depending on experience/academic year plus full benefits Union Affiliation: MFPE Posting Date: October 2018 Start Date: August 1, 2019
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching, research, and service in the field of health and kinesiology. Teaching assignments could include the areas of motor learning, biomechanics, health and physical activity. The workload also includes student advising, committee work, and other department or university duties as assigned. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with university faculty, staff, and students.
The University of Montana Western’s mission statement: The University of Montana Western differentiates itself and achieves academic excellence by sustaining a culture of concentrated experiential education. 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 Ph.D./Ed.D. in a kinesiology, exercise science, or health-related area. They will have demonstrated effective leadership, excellence in teaching, ability to use technology to support instruction, and potential for scholarship. The ability to work well as a member of a team is essential.
Because Montana Western’s Health and Human Performance program emphasizes hands-on learning and the development of outstanding teacher candidates as well as pre-professional students, candidates with exceptional university teaching records and public school experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Assistant Professor approximately $46,000; Associate Professor approximately $50,000 depending on experience; plus full benefits
Internal Number: 001
About University of Montana Western
The University of Montana Western is a place that embraces its mission statement each day by sustaining a culture of concentrated experiential education. The University of Montana Western prides itself on providing a unique educational opportunity for students. Montana Western’s educational experience is specifically designed for undergraduate students. Our faculty incorporate nationally recognized instructional strategies. Student success at Montana Western is evident in the number of students who return each year and who graduate.
Experience One (X1) is the University of Montana Western’s instructional delivery model that creates a specialized and dynamic teaching and learning environment. Students complete one course, or “block,” in 18 days and four courses/blocks a semester. This makes it possible to participate in international travel courses, to engage in research projects with faculty members, and to balance academics with work and athletics schedules.
Students enjoy Montana Western’s small class sizes and find that working with just one group of students at a time makes it easier to meet others. In addition, each course is three hours a day with the same professor. Th...is allows students to spend extended time with one professor for 18 days. Professors create learning opportunities that are authentic and have real-world application so that students are well prepared for work and for life. Montana Western’s one course at a time is exciting, different and life-changing for our students.