University of Montana

Missoula, Montana United States

Assistant, Associate

    July 26, 2023
    September 03, 2023

The College of Business at University of Montana is seeking to fill a tenure track position in the Management & Marketing department with the appointment starting August 2024.  The expectations include teaching at the undergraduate and/or master’s levels in the Management or Marketing discipline, maintaining an active research agenda, and engaging in professional and service activities. A specific service requirement of this position is to serve as faculty Director for the University of Montana Entertainment Management (UMEM) certificate program. The faculty Director is expected to teach in the certificate program as part of their regular teaching load, as well as advise students and represent the program to the college, university, and community. Professional or teaching experience in entertainment, hospitality, sports, tourism, or experience management is required.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Management or closely related field from a school accredited by AACSB International, prior to the starting date of employment
  • Demonstrated potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals and an active, ongoing research agenda
  • Teaching experience or interest in organizational behavior
  • Teaching experience or interest quantitative methods or analytics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching quality demonstrated by recent teaching evaluations and/or awards
  • Ph.D. granted by an AACSB institution prior to the start of the employment
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse students (e.g., Native Americans, first generation college students, military veterans)
  • Relevant professional work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to engage the business community
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Position Details

Tenure Track Faculty:  UM Entertainment Management (UMEM)

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Type: Academic, full time (1.0 FTE) during academic year (10-months) 
 Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2024

Benefits: Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health and life insurance, mandatory retirement savings plan, partial tuition waiver, and an employee wellness program

About the UM Entertainment Management (UMEM) Program in the College of Business 

Housed within the Department of Management & Marketing, UMEM offers certificates at the undergraduate and graduate level. UMEM takes a collaborative and responsive approach to supporting the success of our students, including embedded hands-on learning in all UMEM courses. We pride ourselves on our rigorous and relevant curriculum which prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry. We strive to create and maintain partnerships with entertainment, sports, production, and hospitality companies in Missoula and throughout the country to provide the best opportunities for our students.

About the University of Montana and the College of Business

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.

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with a student enrollment of over 10,000. It is the state’s primary liberal arts and social sciences institution. Native Americans comprise the largest minority group on campus. Montana is home to seven reservations, 12 Tribal Nations, and multiple urban indigenous communities. Missoula is located on the traditional homelands of the Salish and Kalispel people and traditional territory to multiple Native American peoples. It is a thriving community representing the region’s cultural hub for visual and performing arts. It balances the warmth of small-town life with the sophistication and amenities of the urban northwest. Missoula and Montana offer stunning mountain scenery, blue ribbon trout streams, abundant wilderness, and thrilling recreational opportunities. Outside Magazine ranked Missoula among the top 10 best places to live in the U.S. in 2014 and one of the “Best Towns Ever” in 2017.

The University of Montana is an ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals 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.

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 the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, 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 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: September 4, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking “New Resume/CV” button.  Please do not apply through*.

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

*Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application.  Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the “How to Apply” section.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above. 

**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.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