Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Botany


Academic Affairs


Medical insurance, voluntary dental and vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, long-tern disability, retirement plan and tuition remission.

Position Description

Rocky Mountain College invites applications for a non-tenure track position in the environmental science program with a preferred starting date of January 2014. The position may become tenure eligible beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants must be prepared to teach a variety of botany and plant-ecology related courses that focus on the central Montana region of Yellowstone River watershed. Core course offerings include botany, field-based plant taxonomy, wetlands ecology, introduction to environmental science, and range ecology. Additional courses could include landscape ecology, aquatic ecology, and introduction to geographic information science (GIS). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop new courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. Plant specimen collection and preparation for the Rocky Mountain College herbarium is a part of the current position.


Applicants should have a strong desire to develop undergraduate research in the environmental sciences. A Ph.D. in botany, plant ecology, forestry, or an environmental science-related discipline is preferred. Prior teaching experience is also preferred. 

To Apply

To apply, submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s interest in and commitment to excellent teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the Rocky Mountain College application. Submit required documents via email to jobs@rocky.edu or mail to:

Human Resources
Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, Montana 59102

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013.

Any questions regarding this position should directed to Kayhan Ostovar, associate professor of environmental science, at 406.657.1186 or kayhan.ostovar@rocky.edu or Greg Kohn, director of human resources, at 406.657.1160 or greg.kohn@rocky.edu.

Additional Information

Rocky Mountain College is a private, comprehensive, baccalaureate college located in Billings, Montana, where the Northern Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, offering limitless recreational and cultural opportunities. Information about Rocky Mountain College is available at www.rocky.edu. Billings is a growing community of about 125,000 people that serves as the center of culture, commerce, and health care for a multi-state region.


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women.