If this were permanent you'd have my application right now! I love what I do here but I miss having upperclassmen around. And Dillon is as nice as Lander to live. Anyway, I will pass your ad on to my friends at UW. Maybe we'll cross paths at GSA. Please say "hello" to Sheila.
Suzanne M (Suki) Smaglik
Professor, Chemistry & Geology
Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
800-735-8418 x 2146
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From: Rob Thomas [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Mon 10/18/2010 8:35 AM
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Subject: Temporary position at Montana Western
Have a graduating student looking to get teaching experience? Please
pass along the following announcement regarding a temporary position
at the University of Montana Western in Dillon. We are located about 2
hours west of Yellowstone National Park and are the first and only
public university on the block system (a single class for 18 days). We
are VERY flexible about the subject and design of the three general
education courses we need for this spring and encourage innovation.
Thanks for your help....Rob
University of Montana Western Temporary Position: 1/10/11 to 5/4/11
The Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Montana
Western seeks an innovative instructor to fill a full-time, temporary
position teaching three introductory-level geology courses during the
spring semester of 2011. The teaching responsibilities begin on
January 10, 2011 and will be completed on May 4, 2011. An earned Ph.D.
in Geology or related field is preferred, and candidates should have
experience with field-based education and research. Candidates should
demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and be able to teach
introductory geology courses in an immersion scheduling system where
student's take and faculty teach a single course for 18 instructional
The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Montana, is an
innovative small institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky
Mountains of southwestern Montana. The campus enrolls approximately
1400 students and has small class sizes, usually less than 25
students. Dillon, a community of ~6,000, is known for outstanding
public schools, safe living environment, recreational opportunities,
and an excellent standard of living. Montana Western's small size and
focus on educational innovation have earned it a national reputation,
and it is a place where faculty choose to collegially and creatively
make a difference in the way that their curricula are delivered.
Montana Western is one of only a few schools in the nation that uses
"Experience One" immersion scheduling (students taking one course at a
time), allowing increased opportunities for experiential types of
learning (see http://my.umwestern.edu/ for more information).
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010 and will continue
until the position is filled. Application materials should include a
letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including the contact
information for three professional references, and a statement about
how the candidate will use immersion scheduling to teach introductory
geology courses. Please send application materials to Dr. Rob Thomas,
Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Montana
Western, Dillon, MT 59725. Final candidates will need to successfully
complete a phone interview and an onsite interview, which will include
a public presentation.
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 will be subject to a criminal
Robert C. Thomas, Ph.D.
Environmental Sciences Department
The University of Montana Western
Dillon, MT 59725
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