Assistant Professor

Boise, ID
Sep 15, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionIntroduction Boise StateUniversity, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned inthe Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn moreabout Boise State and the City of Boise at

 Boise State University’s Schoolof Public Service is dedicated to excellence in innovative teaching, cuttingedge scholarship and meaningful community outreach, serving the State of Idaho,and our regional, national and global communities. The School is composed ofrich and diverse academic programs, including Criminal Justice, PoliticalScience, and Public Policy and Administration, as well as interdisciplinaryprograms such as Environmental Studies, Global Studies and Urban Studies andCommunity Development. The mission of the school is supported by a variety ofcenters and institutes that facilitate research and public engagement.

 The School of Public Service seeksto hire two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors to contribute to a researchand teaching cluster organized around the theme of “Governance and Well-Beingin Sustainable Communities.”  This is thesecond round of hiring on this theme.  These new faculty members will support thegrowth of the interdisciplinary SPS programs Environmental Studies, GlobalStudies, and Urban Studies and Community Development, as well as existing MA,MPA, and PhD graduate programs. 

 Candidates’ areas of focus shouldaddress the cluster theme but could do so from a variety of perspectives,including the following:

  • Race, ethnicity, diasporic populations, and/or indigenous nations or tribal communities.
  • Migration and the movement of peoples in the shaping of communities.
  • Social and grassroots movements, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Science, technology, and society, especially the intersection of global, environmental, and/or urban change.  
  • BoiseState University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty,staff, students, and academic program offerings, and to strengtheningsensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University isan affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from membersof historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Weare a welcoming campus that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.


    • 2vacancies.
    Duties andResponsibilities: 

    • Teachundergraduate courses in Environmental Studies, Global Studies, and/or UrbanStudies and Community Development.
    • Contributeto the School of Public Service’s graduate programs and undergraduate core.
    • Engagein academic and public service scholarship.
    • Engagein professional, university, and public service.

    • PhD in a social science or humanities field. Advanced ABDcandidates will be considered.  

    • Interdisciplinaryscholarship, teaching, and engagement.
    • Abilityto teach courses that incorporate race and ethnicity.
    • Abilityto teach within one or more of the following areas: GIS, qualitative methods, orbig data.
    • Interestin experiential learning approaches.
    • Interestin building research on the Intermountain West region.
    Thesuccessful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, andabilities:

    • Interestand potential in building a strong research record in the social sciences orhumanities.
    • Interestand potential in producing high quality peer reviewed and public servicescholarship.
    • Interest,experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.
    Salary and benefits:  Competitive salary, plus anexcellent benefits package is available for eligible employees.  For more information visit:

     Required Application Materials:  Please submit a cover letter indicating yourinterest and qualifications for this position, curriculum vita, a writtensample of your research, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable).  Inaddition, please include a 2-page statement of your approach to teaching,including a summary of recent teaching evaluations and contributions you wouldmake to our programs.  Please also include a 2-page statement of researchoutput and trajectory giving context to the quality and placement of yourresearch. Please indicate scholarship variety, including peer-reviewedpublications, commissioned reports, public service scholarship, etc., andidentify the ways in which your work is interdisciplinary.  Letters ofrecommendation will be requested before on-campus interviews.

     Anyinquiries regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Nisha Bellinger at [email protected].

     Closing Date:  The deadline for applications is October20th, 2019, 11:59 PM MST.


    About the University: the School:

    Job Category: Faculty
    Department: SPS Centers/Programs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Closing Date: Oct 20, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

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