Mathematics, Boise State University

Position ID: BSU-AP [#9285]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Boise, Idaho 83725-1555, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Analysis, Combinatories/Discrete Mathematics, Set Theory
Application Deadline: 2016/12/15 finished (posted 2016/09/22, finished 2017/04/03, listed until 2017/03/20)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant Professor

Boise State University invites applications for a tenure ­track Assistant Professor position in Pure Mathematics to commence in Fall 2017. Candidates must demonstrate strong research potential in analysis, combinatories/discrete mathematics, or set theory. We strongly encourage applications from women, veterans, members of underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities.

Successful candidates will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to research involving undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, submit competitive external funding proposals, and maintain collaborations beyond Boise State University; supervise undergraduate senior theses and graduate students in the M.S. program and attract students to the undergraduate/graduate programs in mathematics; contribute to the development of a vibrant student community engaged in the mathematical sciences through modern impactful evidence­based instructional practices; and contribute meaningfully to appropriate professional and institutional service.

Additional desired qualities include post­ Ph.D research experience; the ability and interest 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 to deepening 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 Master’s Degree. Besides pure mathematics the Department of Mathematics hosts statistics, mathematics education, and computational and applied mathematics. The pure mathematics specialties currently represented in the department include set theory, cryptology, low dimensional topology, geometric group theory, and commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. The department currently hosts four active seminars: in algebra, cryptology and geometry, in set theory, in topology, and in computational and applied mathematics. Members of the department are involved in collaborative activities with colleagues from other departments and colleges at Boise State University. Faculty in the pure math group are involved in outreach programs including an REU and math circles. Boise State University has recently been named a Doctoral Research University in the Carnegie Classification. There are several doctoral programs on campus where a pure mathematician could meaningfully engage in joint projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in a discipline of Pure Mathematics. 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 of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, a statement of service/outreach interests, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching.

Closing Date:
  Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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, high­tech, 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 family­friendly 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.

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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:
BSU Math Department
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1555

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