Assistant Research Professor

Boise, ID
Jul 25, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionPosition Overview:
  • This is a 12-month,state-funded position salaried at 60%, renewable each year subject toperformance.  Salary above 60% is availableduring a one to two year ramp-up period.
  • The start date is flexiblebut must be between Jan 1, 2020 and Sept 1, 2020
  • Within the role ofAssistant Research Professor, the candidate will conduct collaborative researchand seek out extramural funding, or otherwise bring in external user supportthrough contracts and collaborations. The area of research is open, although most current stable isotoperesearch at Boise State University focuses on biological and hydrologicalsciences.  The applicant will provideoversight, maintenance, and operation of (a) a 2010 ThermoFisher Delta V Pluscontinuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometer coupled with ConFlo IV/EA,TC/EA, and GasBench II; (b) a 2011 Los Gatos Research Liquid Water IsotopeAnalyzer; and (c) a ThermoFisher Flash EA NC Soil Analyzer.  Collector configuration for the Delta V Plusallows analysis of H through S; current research emphasizes C- and N-analysisof organic substrates, C- and O-analysis of carbonates and phosphates, and H-and O-analysis of water.  Operationalresponsibilities include setting up the instruments and monitoring theirperformance for students, faculty, and other users collecting their own data,and data collection and reduction for some customers.  Additional responsibilities include trainingstudents in support of research and class projects, consulting on experimentaldesign and sample preparation, and billing customers for service.
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • EarnedDoctorate in Geosciences, Biosciences, or other associated field
  • Experienceworking with stable isotope mass spectrometers
Salary and benefits: Salary is negotiabledepending on level of experience. An excellentbenefits package is available for eligible employees, for more informationvisit:

 Required Application Materials:  Please submit a cover letter indicating yourinterest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates ofemployment) and the names and contact information of three references.

 ClosingDate: September1, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

 About the Boise:

Job Category: Faculty
Department: Geosciences Department
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: Sep 1, 2019, 10:59:00 PM