Boise State University, Mathematics

Position ID: BSU-APBSU [#10591]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Boise, Idaho 83725-1555, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computational Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Scientific Computing
Application Deadline: 2017/11/30help popup finished (2017/08/28, finished 2018/03/09, listed until 2018/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor starting in fall 2018. Candidates must demonstrate strong research potential in computational mathematics, computational statistics, or scientific computing and be able to contribute to the Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) emphasis area of the new interdisciplinary PhD program in Computing. Applications from women, veterans, members of underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Successful candidates will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to research involving undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates are expected to 1) pursue an active research program involving collaborations beyond Boise State University, 2) submit competitive external funding proposals, 3) guide undergraduate senior theses and MS theses in mathematics, 4) supervise high-quality PhD theses in CSE, 5) assist in the continued development of a vibrant student community engaged in the mathematical, statistical, and computational sciences, and 6) contribute meaningfully to appropriate professional and institutional service.

Additional desired qualifications for the position include 1) post-PhD research experience, 2) experience in parallel scientific computing with the ability to teach a course in this area, 3) interest and ability in making contributions to developing interdisciplinary projects with other fields represented at Boise State University, the Boise metropolitan area and beyond, as appropriate to the candidate’s field of expertise, and 4) a desire to deepen the department’s outreach activities, such as educational programs involving schools and the public, or collaboration with industry.

The Department of Mathematics is in the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers a MS degree with emphases in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics. Additionally, it is part of a consortium of departments that contributes to the interdisciplinary PhD program in Computing, which has emphases in CSE, Cybersecurity, and an anticipated one in Data Science. Members of the department are involved in collaborative activities with colleagues from other departments and colleges at Boise State University and with other research institutions. Boise State University has recently been named a Doctoral Research University in the Carnegie Classification.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a PhD in a discipline of applied mathematics, statistics, or computational science.

Salary and benefits:
Salary is based on experience. The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, a retirement plan, reduced tuition for family, sick leave, paid holidays, as well as other benefits.

Application Instructions: If you are interested in this position, apply online at Include a letter of application indicating your interest in and qualifications for this position, a CV including employment history (and dates of employment), a statement on research interests, accomplishments and future plans, a statement on teaching interests and philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation, one of which must address teaching.

Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin November 30th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by November 30, 2017 will receive full consideration for the position. 

About the university and region:
Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 22,000 students. 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. Time Magazine ranked Boise #1 in 2014 for "getting it right" with a thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, quality health care, and a growing university. also ranked Boise first among the top 10 cities to raise a family in 2014 thanks to an abundant quality of life,  a family-friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, fishing, and biking. has named Boise State University No. 3 on its list of Top 20 U.S. Colleges for Outdoor Adventurers.  To further enhance the superb 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. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Boise State University
Mathematics Department
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1555

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