Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor

  • Boise State University
  • Boise, ID
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

 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

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Supports the University's mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

Department Overview:

The Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department (MBE) is enjoying unprecedented growth in both its research activity and educational programs. New faculty members will find a dynamic intellectual environment where cross-disciplinary collaboration is frequent and encouraged. Boise State is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, and faculty from the MBE department are successful in obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources including the Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation (including five prestigious NSF CAREER awards in the past decade).

Please visit this website to learn about our department and faculty:

Essential Functions:

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.

- Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered at any approved instructional site.
- Engage in development of new and creative instructional materials, including new courses and programs of studies.
- Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
- Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
- Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
- Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.
- Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
- Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is an issue in the program.
- Direct culminating activities for graduate students

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Assistant 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.

- Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the norms in their discipline.
- Share that work through professionally recognized publication for the type of scholarship.
- Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally recognized venues for the type of scholarship.
- Engage in professional development.

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. This type of commitment is demonstrated by service to students (such as advising); participation and leadership in department, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and professional organizations; and, as appropriate to their discipline, affairs of the local, state, or national community.

- Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach missions of the department, college, and University, such as serving as a member of department, college, and/or university committees or councils.
- Participate actively in professional organizations and perform professional functions such as serving on committees and in leadership roles; as chair, panelist, and discussant at conferences; on editorial boards; refereeing manuscripts and grant applications; and serving on panels for funding agencies.
- Meet administrative deadlines set by the University for carrying out service responsibilities and submitting required employee materials.
- Use technology as directed by the University to carry out service responsibilities and receive and submit employee information.

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:

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline 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

Required Application Materials:

Application materials should include a cover letter (including why you are interested in Boise State), curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, one recent representative publication, and contact information for at least three professional references. In your research statement, please clearly articulate a research program that has promise for external funding. If you're a senior applicant (Assoc. or Full Prof.), you should also demonstrate an excellent track record of research achievements and external funding. In your teaching statement, please include specific information about your ability to teach within our Mechanical Engineering curriculum.

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