Professor in Geophysics

Boise State
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA
Aug 01, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
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Professor in Geophysics, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries. The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology.  Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science.  A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, in the broader research community at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate student research, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Boise State University is ideally situated in the Northwest's third largest metropolitan area; Boise is a vibrant city with substantial cultural and recreational opportunities. More information about the Department of Geosciences can be found here:

Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on August 31st and continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant could begin as early as January 2018, but Fall 2018 is possible.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experience, and 4) contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Send applications to Dr. Jeff Johnson ( with questions.

Boise State is Idaho’s largest Carnegie Doctoral Research University, enrolling the largest number of graduate students in Idaho. It is among 20 global universities identified by Times Higher Education as on a trajectory “to become globally renowned in the next 10 to 20 years.” Boise is an ideal place to live – a hub of government, business, arts, recreation of all types, health care, industry and technology.