Visiting Assistant Professor - Geophysics

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

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Geophysics, beginning August 2023.  Boise State geophysics is recognized for its excellence in cryosphere science, volcanology, hydrogeophysics, and seismology. We welcome candidates excited to foster new research collaborations while building a teaching portfolio within a Departmental community that values inclusive and equitable learning and scholarship.


The successful candidate will teach up to four classes in the academic 2023-2024 year, including two of our established undergraduate and/or graduate geophysics courses (examples include Applied Geophysics, Geostatistics, and Digital Signal Processing), as well as two graduate seminars aligned with the candidate’s research profile and teaching interests.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Geophysics is required. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in geophysical methods and computational techniques

  • Experience or strong interest in supporting student success through use of current technologies and evidence-based instructional practices; 

  • Experience or strong interest in supporting student success through an accessible, inclusive, and equitable learning environment; 

  • Active research interests and productivity in geophysics or related fields

Required application materials:

To apply, go to and search for “Visiting Assistant Professor in Geophysics". The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: 

  • a letter of application including qualifications and interests relevant to the position.

  • curriculum vitae including employment history, education, and professional activities. 

  • statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching. 

  • contact information for three references. 

Questions about the position can be forwarded to Dr. Mark Schmitz, Search Committee Chair ( 

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be for a 9-month appointment, in an amount commensurate with qualifications, experience, and negotiated teaching obligation. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

About the University:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at 

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

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