Welcome to the University of Montana


As Montana’s flagship university, the University of Montana sets a high bar for its students’ academics, accomplishments and exploration to benefit them, the community and the world. As a result, UM received a #1 ranking for community and national service two years in a row. With increased public expectations, the university asks its students, faculty and staff to accomplish even more than they have in the past.  

We are committed to the Priority for Action of “Mission First, People Always.” We believe we are better when we work together across campuses, colleges, schools and departments. UM and its affiliated campuses, Helena College and University of Montana Western, promote positive, productive work environments. We work to foster a healthy work-life balance, which is key to being active with and enjoying our communities and surrounding natural environment. 

UM draws a diverse, global population to Missoula, the state’s second-largest city with about 80,000 residents, and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community. The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. 

The UM Jobs site hosts open positions for the University of Montana and our affiliate campuses, Helena College in Helena, MT and the University of Montana Western in Dillon, MT.  

Learn more about our affiliate locations on the Affiliate Campuses page.

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Montana resides on the traditional lands of many Indigenous peoples including the Selis (Salish), Ksanka (Kootenai), and Qlispe (Kalispel). Many other Indigenous peoples including the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet), Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), Shoshone, Bannock and Schitsu'umsh (Coeur D'Alene) also relied upon their traditional knowledge and relationships with this land and this space for survival in the past and today. 

We acknowledge that educational, health, and legal systems that have led to the direct removal, oppression, and marginalization of Indigenous people throughout Montana and the nation. The University of Montana strives to improve education, service, and scholarship for all Indigenous peoples through actions aimed at respecting tribal sovereignty, empowering Indigenous scholars, and creating safe learning environments for all students to live, work, and learn together in equitable and positive ways.

Notice (Clery Act)

The University of Montana is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security. The 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available to view and download on the University of Montana Police Department website.