Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Human-Environment Systems Science

Boise, Idaho
Jun 29, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Organization Type
University and College

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Human-Environment Systems Science – Boise State University

Boise State University announces a tenure-track faculty position in human-environment systems science. Competitive candidates will demonstrate capacity, expertise, and interest in quantitative approaches to analyzing the interlinkages among social, biological, and physical systems, with the goal of addressing some of our most pressing sustainability challenges. We seek candidates who develop and apply innovative strategies to describe, understand, and predict the dynamics of human-environment systems, including but not limited to, agent-based, dynamical, process-based and geospatial modeling, mixed-methods, and other innovative techniques for integrating models or data. Candidates with training and skills from the disciplines of geography, geoscience, climate science, social sciences, engineering, and computational and data sciences are particularly encouraged. The new faculty member will work closely with existing faculty in our Human-Environment Systems Institute.

Research: Successful candidates will be able to 1) build a strong collaborative (team science) research program that integrates the social, physical, and computational sciences and engineering, 2) secure extramural funding, 3) create knowledge to meet challenges at the human-environment interface, 4) disseminate that knowledge through high-impact publications and other, less traditional, mechanisms, and 5) help develop a leading program in human-environment systems science.

Teaching: The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality education and develop innovative approaches to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates may develop hybridized, flipped, and/or online class formats as well as short courses and workshops. Courses will be offered through the College of Innovation and Design and collaborating departments. Expected teaching load is nominally two classes per year. Teaching responsibilities will be aligned with the candidates’ training and will emphasize the interface of human-environment sciences.

We welcome applicants at the Assistant Professor level and also encourage exceptional candidates exhibiting a proven record of excellence in obtaining extramural research funding, scholarly productivity, and teaching at the Associate Professor level.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD, at the time of appointment in social, physical, or computational sciences or engineering, with an emphasis on quantitative methods.

Salary and benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

If you are interested in this position: For more information and to apply please go to search #170712 please see our posting on the Boise State Careers site: https://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/search-careers-external-applicants/ Questions should be e-mailed to hes@boisestate.edu. 

Review of documents will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until filled.