Assistant Professor in Data Science - Mathematics

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in data science (broadly interpreted) at the rank of assistant professor starting in fall 2023. 

The University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution. Veterans preference may be applicable. 

Expectations of the position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses

  • Developing a strong research program and pursuing external funding to support it

  • Supervising undergraduate senior theses, MS theses in Mathematics, and PhD dissertations in the Computing program 

  • Supporting the continued development of a vibrant student community engaged in the computational, statistical, and mathematical sciences

  • Contributing to the mission of the Boise State University School of the Environment

  • Participating in interdisciplinary mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students in, for example, geosciences, geophysics, and biological sciences 

  • Performing appropriate professional and institutional service

Minimum qualifications:  

  • PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field

  • Demonstrated potential for pursuing a strong research program in one of the following areas: statistical computing, optimization, numerical linear algebra, or mathematical foundations of data science or machine learning

  • Interdisciplinary research with connections to data-driven applications as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Research that relates to environmental applications 

  • Post-PhD research experience

  • Experience with developing interdisciplinary projects in other fields represented at Boise State University and the Boise regional area

  • Interest and experience in course development

Required Application Materials:

Candidates must submit all of the following materials via and in addition complete an application for the position through Boise State University's internal hiring platform. Complete applications that are received by December 7, 2022 will receive full consideration for the position.

  • Letter of application indicating how your qualifications and interests would fit with the position description

  • CV including employment history (and dates of employment)

  • Statement describing research interests, accomplishments, and future plans

  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy

  • Statement describing how your research program and teaching philosophy would address Boise State University's diversity and inclusion goals 

  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must address teaching  

About the University and Department:

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. The University has the most graduate programs in the state and is categorized as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity (R2) in the Carnegie Classification. The Mathematics Department is a primary contributor to the interdisciplinary PhD in Computing, which has emphases in Data Science, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science. The department also leads efforts in the College of Arts and Sciences to provide a focused path for data science professionals along with options for all majors to develop data science skills. Mathematics faculty engage in interdisciplinary research with faculty across the University, especially those affiliated with the new Schools of the Environment and Computing.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to engage with and be supported by the School of the Environment (SoE). The SoE is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) and has a vision to cultivate collaborative solutions to contemporary environmental challenges in ways that only an urban, public research university can. The ultimate legacy of the School of the Environment (SoE) will be realized through generations of graduates who gain marketable technical, critical, and interpersonal skills through close collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders to solve difficult environmental problems during their time at Boise State. Faculty within the Department of Mathematics are essential to accomplishing the vision of the SoE.

Boise State University  is committed to excellence in computationally and data-intensive research and has established a Research Computing department to support the computing needs of faculty, staff, and students. Support available from Research Computing includes access to and use of on-campus and remote high performance computing resources, provisioning of data storage, data management assistance, and providing personnel support for research software engineering and development. More details are provided here

The University is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Boise offers a great quality of life: a family friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, and biking. To further enhance the quality of life Boise offers, the university has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.  Learn more about faculty resources and benefits at Boise State University.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

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