Job Posting


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana seeks applications for the position of Instructor. This is a multi-year ten month (academic-year) position, renewable contingent on satisfactory performance, beginning August, 2020 or earlier depending on availability. The selected candidate will also be offered the opportunity to teach future Summer Semester classes on a separate contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working with Department faculty, as well as faculty from affected programs, to teach introductory general, organic and biological chemistry lecture and discussion groups to natural science, ecology, pre-nursing and allied health students. The selected candidate will also be responsible for developing an introductory laboratory class suitable for pre-nursing students. Other lecture assignments may be possible based on the applicant’s background.


Appointment at the rank of Instructor at the University of Montana requires a Ph. D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry Education or related field, by the time of appointment. Previous teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable. The committee is also interested in hearing from suitably qualified applicants with prior work experience in the Chemical or Biological fields outside of academia. Applicants are expected to be able to effectively work with a diverse student body, and have a commitment to high quality undergraduate education and good communication skills.

About UM and Missoula The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana has fifteen full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in ACS-certified chemistry, biochemistry, computational biochemistry, forensic chemistry, and environmental and pharmacological chemistry. Further information about the department can be found at UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department embrace diversity as a core value. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome. UM is an EEO/AA employer. The university is located in the picturesque Missoula valley and is surrounded by mountains, streams and countless recreating opportunities.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: November 3, 2019 For best consideration, applications and should be received by November 4, 2019. 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

* Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)

* Statement of teaching philosophy

* An outline of one, three-hour laboratory class suitable for pre-nursing student

* Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

* An Official Transcript will be required prior to appointment

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).

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular