Tenure-track Assistant Professor in 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 Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geophysics, beginning August 2024. We seek a motivated scientist and educator with skills and expertise in Geodynamics, preferably with an emphasis in Geodesy and/or Seismology, to complement our current areas of excellence and to take our program in new directions.  The successful candidate will contribute to the Geoscience curricula through both undergraduate and graduate teaching and will build a strong research program through a combination of external funding and departmental support.  We welcome candidates excited to foster new research collaborations while building a teaching portfolio within a departmental and university community that values inclusive learning and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in geophysics or related field is required, including evidence for achieving excellence in research and teaching commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:

  1. Research interests that complement existing areas of strength within the geophysics program;
  2. Experience or strong interest in supporting student success through an accessible, inclusive, and equitable learning environment;
  3. Evidence of ability to procure grant funding;
  4. Demonstrated ability in teaching geophysics and computational techniques and commitment to advancing instruction of these topics across the Geosciences curriculum in collaboration with other faculty;
  5. Experience or strong interest in evidence-based instructional practices in teaching and mentoring; and
  6. Evidence for ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups within and external to the university.

Required Application Materials

Please submit: 

  1. A letter of application including qualifications and interests relevant to the position;
  2. Curriculum vitae including employment history, education, and professional activities;
  3. Statement of research interests, including program development plans, potential for collaborations, and commitment to promoting an inclusive research environment;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and commitment to promoting success of all students; and
  5. Contact information for three references.

Questions about the position can be directed to Matt Kohn, Search Committee Chair (mattkohn@boisestate.edu). Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Salary and Benefits 

Salary will be for a 9-month per year appointment, with pay and benefits distributed over 12 months.  Salary amount will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

About Boise State

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.
Boise State 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. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.
Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/

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