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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

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Boise State University
Location
Boise, ID
Closing date
Jul 14, 2021

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Job no: 495666
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Engineering and Architect

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

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, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Forbes ranked Boise #2 in 2018 for best cities to raise a family, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boise in the top 10 for best places to live in 2016, and USA Today ranked Meridian (Boise suburb) as the #1 city to live in America in 2015. Livability.com also ranked Boise first among the top 10 cities to raise a family in 2014 thanks to a family-friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, fishing, and biking. 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.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE) at Boise State University invites applications for an open-rank tenure/tenure-track faculty position (assistant, associate, or full professor). Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and to making significant contributions in research. Senior applicants should have an established track record of research, teaching, and external funding. Junior applicants should articulate a research program that has promise for external funding. Women, minorities and under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply. All outstanding candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants whose research agenda is consistent with our current and planned transdisciplinary doctoral programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Systems Science and Engineering (Planned)
  • Computing
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Level Scope:

The Associate Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service, appropriate to the discipline and commensurate with the criteria for promotion to associate professor (per University Policy #4340).

Essential Functions:

Teaching:
Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Associate Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

Service:
Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations

  • Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and abstract thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, one recent representative publication. The application process includes providing contact information for at least three professional references. In your teaching goals, please include specific information about your focus as it relates to our Mechanical Engineering curriculum.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by 8/13/2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

There are 3 slots of unlimited size available for uploading materials to the application. One reserved for your resume/CV, one for the cover letter, and a final slot for all other requested materials. Please condense your files as necessary.

Advertised: May 12, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: August 13, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Boise State University

Boise State University has been named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Our university is designated a doctoral research institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. We are home to more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries.

Points of Pride:

Boise State University’s College of Education is among the top 30 public universities on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 best graduate schools list. The college has climbed in rankings every year for the last six years and offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 13 graduate certificate programs training Idaho’s future teachers and educational leaders.

 

Boise State’s College of Business and Economics ranked 127 out of 220 national institutions for its part-time MBA program, jumping more than 40 rankings from its previous year’s ranking of 168.

 

Boise State University’s College of Engineering has been recognized for its dedication to promoting diversity and awarded the Bronze Award for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The

 

Bronze Award is the highest level that was conferred during 2019 and distinguishes colleges who are among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.

 

Boise State University School of the Arts will offer two new degrees in creative writing — a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts — as well as a bachelor of fine arts in narrative arts beginning in fall 2018. Students at Boise State also now will be able to minor in creative writing.

 

Boise State students can choose from more than 200 areas of study in seven academic colleges – including the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology.

 

We’ve become Idaho’s largest graduate school through record-setting growth. A recent study showed that Boise State is one of just three universities in the nation that have ranked in the top 5 percent of graduate school growth in both of the past two decades.

 

Expenditures for research projects at Boise State University reached an all-time high of more than $41 million in fiscal year 2018 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year and impressive 64 percent increase since fiscal year 2014, according to data tracked by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development survey.

About Our Community:

Boise State, Idaho’s largest public university, drove $667.2 million of the state’s economy in fiscal year 2015 and created 6,987 jobs across the state.  Our campus is located in one of the fastest growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, and has been dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 46,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after earning their degree from Boise State.

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