Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs

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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 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.

About Our Department: The Department of Mathematics is in the College of Arts and Sciences, and currently offers a Master's degree of Mathematics with emphasis on pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, and Bachelor's degrees on mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematical education. Additionally, our department is a lead department in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computing program, which has emphases in computational math science and engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, and data science.

About Boise, Idaho: Boise is ranked by US News as the 4th safest city and 17th best metropolitan area to live in the United States. It has a vibrant downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, pleasant weather, and the Milken Institute ranks it as the 7th best-performing economy among the United States’ large cities. Learn more about the City of Boise at

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Statistics starting in the fall semester of 2021. This search is open to all areas of Statistics, Biostatistics, and closely related fields with preference on interdisciplinary and data-driven research topics.

Preferred expertise of the new hire is in one or more of the following research areas in statistics: computational statistics, spatio-temporal statistics, environmental and epidemiological statistics, multilevel and hierarchical models, medical imaging, disease modeling and forecasting, precision and personalized medicine statistics, and statistical learning. Due to the intrinsic impact of these topics, the new hire is expected to have strong knowledge and interests in applications to many disciplines of science, including geoscience, engineering, business, economics, biology, bioinformatics, medicine, health science, epidemiology, environment, education, government policy, and sociology.

In addition, we seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to our EPIC criteria:
● E: Energetic to serve the department, university, and community
● P: Passionate to teach and advise students
● I: Innovative at implementing our mission and long-term goals
● C: Creative at using data-driven approaches in research

Level Scope:

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an entry-level academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service appropriate to the discipline and is eligible for tenure.

Essential Functions:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The successful candidate will join our team to make all contributions to successfully achieve our department's and university's missions. Specifically, successful candidates are expected to:

  • Pursue an innovative research program involving interdisciplinary collaborations within and beyond the university
  • Submit competitive proposals to secure external funding involving students
  • Supervise master's students in Mathematics with Statistics emphasis and Ph.D. students in Computing with Data Science emphasis
  • Mentor undergraduate students for their senior projects and research activities
  • Teach a broad range of courses in statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Develop statistics courses and Master's and Bachelor's statistics degrees
  • Develop modern teaching methodologies, adopt evidence-based instructional practices, and deliver online and remote teaching
  • Engage in statistical consulting service to the university, local business, and state and federal agencies
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Concrete evidence and plan that demonstrate the EPIC criterion
  • Strong record of or demonstrated potential for research and teaching excellence
  • Well-articulated plan of contributing to our programs that increase the success of students and faculty in the department and the university
  • Strong desire to broaden the department's outreach activities, including a proposed mathematical and statistical consulting center
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with 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

Required Application Materials:

All of the following materials must be submitted electronically via
1. AMS Standard Cover Sheet
2. Letter of application indicating your interest in and qualifications for this position, especially as they pertain to our EPIC criteria
3. CV including publications and employment history (and dates of employment)
4. Statement on research interests, accomplishments and future plans
5. Statement on teaching interests and philosophy
6. Academic transcripts
7. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must address teaching in some depth

In addition, to be considered for the position, also apply online at Boise State Careers and submit the application items 2 and 3. 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.



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