University of Montana: Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Montana is seeking applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology (full time, non-tenure track) beginning in Fall Semester of 2018. The teaching load for this position will be three courses per semester.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses over two semesters, including two sections of either Sociological Research Methods or Social Statistics and four courses in the area of Criminology (these courses will be negotiated based on the successful candidate’s interests and expertise). Course descriptions and further information about the department are available at

A Ph.D. in Sociology or a Ph.D. in Criminology is strongly preferred, but exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered.  Prior teaching experience is required.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.


Application deadline is June 15, 2018. 

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly (all documents may be combined into one file for uploading).

  • Letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vita (CV)
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience
  • Names and contact information from three (3) professional references able to attest to the candidate’s teaching abilities. 

Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations at a later date. 

Department contact for recruitment:  Dr. Jackson Bunch, (406) 243-5863,

Apply directly to:

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The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, veterans, and women. 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. 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.

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).

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment

In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

Job Location

Missoula, MT, US.

Position Type

  • time/ Regular
Posted in Employment Opportunities