The University of Montana, a research-oriented, doctorate-granting institution, enrolls more than 14,000 students (including 2000 graduate students) from across the country and around the globe. Surrounded by a stunning landscape, UM is a magnet for top-notch faculty and researchers. THe University recently concluded a capital campaign that raised more than $100 million in private funds for facilities, scholarships and endowed chairs--more than any Montana educational institution has ever acquired in a campaign.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at The University of Montana is a NCATE/CAEP accredited program currently invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant/associate professor level to teach Content Area Literacy classes. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate literacy courses, advise students, and conduct research in a dynamic, field-based program. The University of Montana offers a K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement that meets the guidelines for reading professionals (Standards for Reading Professionals, IRA, rev., 2010).
About The University of Montana and Missoula: The University of Montana, a research-oriented, doctorate-granting institution, enrolls more than 15,000 students (including 2,000 graduate students) from across the country and around the globe. UM draws top-notch faculty and researchers, and is home to more than a dozen professional schools. The University recently concluded a capital campaign that raised more than $100 million in private funds for facilities, scholarships and endowed chairs—more than any Montana educational institution has ever acquired in a campaign.
UM is located in Missoula, a northern Rocky Mountain city that lies at the center of five valleys where three great rivers converge. Located between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Missoula boasts a blend of small-town charm and big-city sophistication. It has a thriving art and cultural scene with 8 museums, 30 art galleries, a symphony orchestra, internationally known writers and festivals, a professional modern dance troupe and a children’s theater that tours worldwide. The surrounding areas offer abundant recreational options, including hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, rafting, fly-fishing, and bird-watching. As a result, this University position offers an unparalleled quality of life.
- An earned doctorate or ABD completed by 8/15/13
- Three (3) years demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience
- Licensed/certified as a classroom teacher
Candidates with the following experience and/or qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Experience teaching online and face-to-face
- Experience with academic service learning
- Experience advising and teaching at the college level
- Experience supervising student teachers
- A record of presentations and/or publications
- Experience writing grants
- Evidence of commitment to collaboration within the College and the professional community
- Evidence of commitment to human and intellectual diversity
- Experience working with students from diverse background
- Commitment to improving access to higher education
- A K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement
- Library media expertise
- Professional involvement with either IRA or NCTE
HOW TO APPLY
Position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2013. Applications received after 1/31/13 may be considered.
Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of application addressing the required qualifications.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Copies of unofficial transcripts for earned doctorate degree or ABD completed by 8/15/13
- Copy of license/certification as a classroom teacher
Three (3) current confidential letters of recommendation are required. Please instruct your references (or placement services) to submit the letters via e-mail to UmJobs@mso.umt.edu  (in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, html) and include the position title and school in the e-mail.
Criminal Background Investigation: In accordance with University policy, 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 UM-M 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 UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).