Instructor of Equestrian Studies

Position Summary:

The Equestrian Studies Program at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Instructor to begin (August 2022).  The successful candidate must have a MS in Equine Science or related professional certifications, and should possess a broad and versatile background in the areas of English riding instruction, coaching competitive riding teams, equestrian facility management, and therapeutic riding instruction.

The position requires teaching a course load of 12 credits each semester. The candidate should be able to teach courses in hunter seat equitation, advanced horse training, and therapeutic riding (principles, instructor training, and volunteer experience). The therapeutic riding courses require the instructor to maintain working relationships with the client organizations and to oversee the safety of the therapy clients in addition to the student instructors. Other duties include assisting in program recruitment and assessment; being on call for horse management throughout the academic year; assisting in horse recruitment and maintenance for the riding program; overseeing student barn work; and managing and securing student internships. Salary will begin in the high $30,000s, commensurate with experience.

The Equestrian Studies program at Rocky Mountain College provides students with a venue for their passion for horses, offering a firm foundation in equitation and providing each student exposure to the reality of living with and being responsible for horses. More information about the equestrian program is available at https://www.rocky.edu/equestrian.

Rocky Mountain College is a private, comprehensive, baccalaureate college with a deep history tied to the city of Billings, Montana. Billings, located along the Yellowstone River near the Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone National Park, is the largest city in Montana and serves as the center of culture, commerce, and health care for a multi-state region. Information about Rocky Mountain College can be found at https://www.rocky.edu.

Questions should be directed to Program Director Scott Neuman, at neumans@rocky.edu, or to Human Resources at humanresources@rocky.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits:

Benefits are available for this faculty position.  Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, long term disability, short term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and tuition remission.

To Apply

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to jobs@rocky.edu. Also complete the Rocky Mountain College Faculty Employment Application (click here, or visit https://www.rocky.edu/resources/offices-departments/human-resources).

Rocky Mountain College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

AA/EOE

Position is open until filled.