Thank you for your interest in the Department of History at the University of Montana. The History Department enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. The Department has an active Phi Alpha Theta chapter and hosts two series of workshops: a professional development workshop for graduate students and a research-in-progress workshop for both faculty and graduate students. The Department cross-lists courses and collaborates with several interdisciplinary programs, including African American Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. History faculty share responsibility for teaching 300-400 undergraduate majors, 10-15 M.A. candidates, and 5-10 Ph.D. candidates, with each member of the department offering two courses per semester, ranging from large lecture classes of up to 400 undergraduate students (100-level survey courses each count as two courses) to General Education and upper-division lecture-discussion courses of 25-45 students, to small writing seminars of 15-25 students, to graduate readings courses of fewer than 10 students. For more information, including our newsletter, see the History department website.
University of Montana, the state's largest university, is located in the heart of Missoula. Popular local events and attractions include First Friday art gallery walks, the Farmers' Market, Missoula Children's Theater, Shakespeare in the Park, the Festival of the Book, and the International Wildlife Film Festival. Missoula also offers access to nearby wilderness and recreational areas for camping, fishing, hiking, biking, birdwatching, skiing, hunting, and rafting. Additional information that may be of interest to prospective employees may be found at the UM Quality Work Life website or at the sites indicated below.
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Tenure and Promotion
- History Department Unit Standards