University of Montana

Missoula, Montana United States

Assistant, Associate

    May 27, 2022
    August 21, 2022

The College of Business at University of Montana is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Marketing at the assistant or associate professor level, with a fall 2023 start date.  Applicants will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and master’s levels, maintain an active research agenda, and engage in professional and service activities.   

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Marketing or Business (with Marketing major/emphasis) from a school accredited by AACSB International prior to the starting date of employment.
  • Demonstrated potential to publish or recent peer-reviewed journal publications in fields of expertise and an active, ongoing research agenda.
  • Teaching experience or interest in marketing analytics and marketing research.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching quality demonstrated by recent teaching evaluations and/or awards. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse students (e.g., Native Americans, first generation college students, non-traditional aged students, military veterans).
  • Relevant professional experience in corporate marketing, marketing services, or consulting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage the business community
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Appointment to the rank of associate professor requires research publications and years of teaching service at an AACSB accredited institution commensurate with the rank of associate professor. Salary is dependent on qualifications and is comparable with peer universities in the region. Benefits includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always”; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

About the Marketing Programs and College of Business 

The UM Marketing programs consist of a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science in Business Analytics. The marketing faculty take a collaborative and responsive approach to supporting the success of our students, including mentoring students via a student chapter of the American Marketing Association. We pride ourselves on our rigorous and relevant curriculum, which prepares students for digital, analytical marketing careers. We strive to create and maintain partnerships with marketing and technology firms in Missoula and throughout the region to provide the best opportunities for our students.

The College of Business creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students’ innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff.  The College is one of the largest professional academic units on campus and is accredited by the AACSB at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About UM and Missoula 

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl.   Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.  

Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  Outside magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “25 Best Towns”  “Greatest Places to Live in America” and one of “The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids,” lists Missoula as one of the “Best College Towns,” and rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place” and #9 “Least Stressed Cities in America.”

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. 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).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: August 21, 2022

Applications must be submitted through the University of Montana Jobs website at  For best consideration, applications and should be received by August 21, 2021.   Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Applicants must submit all application materials to be considered for the positions.  Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications, including a brief statement of research and teaching interests
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Summary of recent teaching evaluations
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law