The Department of Physics at Boise State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track physics faculty position in either computational astrophysics or computational condensed-matter physics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position starts August 2020.
- One tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Physics in the area of either Computational Astrophysics or Computational Condensed-Matter Physics
Duties and Responsibilities
- As an independent principle investigator, hires, supervises, trains, mentors, and assigns appropriate lab work to undergraduate physics majors and graduate student research assistants.
- Serves as PhD thesis supervisor to graduate students in either the Computing PhD program (if astrophysics) or the Materials Science & Engineering PhD program (if condensed-matter).
- Writes and presents papers for publication, conferences, and grant submissions, and mentors research students to do the same.
- Determines direction of research efforts with deep understanding of current and previous research and scientific literature.
- Ensures accurate collection and analysis of data gathered in research experiments, and able to interpret data using statistical methodology.
- Obtains sufficient external funding to independently support research program, lab, and salaries of undergraduate and PhD students.
- Highly skilled in teaching of both undergraduate and graduate physics courses.
- Service to the university via committees as assigned by the department chair.
- PhD and subsequent research experience at the time of application
- Ability to build a vigorous, externally-funded research program that engages, mentors, and supports both undergraduate physics majors and PhD students in either the Computing (Astrophysics hire) or the Materials Science & Engineering (Condensed-Matter Physics hire) interdisciplinary PhD program at Boise State University
- Expertise in computing, simulation, and data science.
- Experience carrying out post-doctoral research
- Strong publication record attesting to a successful research program
- Experience of leadership and collaboration in scientific research
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- A passion for teaching and learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Knowledge and ability to teach the full range of classes in the core curriculum of the physics major
- A commitment to excellent teaching and the use evidenced-based active-learning approaches in course instruction
- Engagement with, and use of, the resources and training provided by Boise State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning to excel in classroom instruction
- Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups in research and academic programming
Required Application Materials:
Please combine the following information into one PDF for upload into the system:
– Cover letter
– Detailed research plan
– Statement of teaching experience, teaching interests, and plans for development as an instructor
– Names and contact information of four professional references
The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, October 13, 2019.