Assistant Professor - Biomedical Sciences

Boise State University

Boise, ID

ID: 7179629
Posted: September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Biological Sciences. We are seeking candidates with the potential to develop an externally funded research program that asks questions in the biomedical sciences with a focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease. The position will contribute to graduate and undergraduate course development and delivery and create experiential learning opportunities aligned with their expertise. In their application materials, candidates should articulate how they plan to contribute to the growth of biomedical research capacity at Boise State University through individual and collaborative research and their potential to contribute to large, programmatic NIH grants. We will prioritize candidates that complement or synergize with our department's strengths including cancer, therapeutics, infectious disease, inflammation, the human microbiome, and molecular neurobiology. Candidates should describe the research infrastructure, including model systems, that they would utilize and support. The new hire will contribute to the interdisciplinary Biomolecular Sciences Graduate Program and will also have the opportunity to recruit graduate students through several other PhD programs including Biomedical Engineering, Computing, Materials Science, and Ecology, Evolution & Behavior as appropriate for their research program. In their application materials, candidates should describe their plans to play an active role in building inclusive environments in our dynamic and growing department, college, and university. The Department of Biological Sciences offers a flexible workload policy that allows a balance of research and teaching that is appropriate for career stage and ambitions. Early career faculty are offered a reduced teaching and service workload. After an initial semester without teaching, an Assistant Professor would typically teach the equivalent of 1 class per semester (1:1 teaching workload). The position will have dedicated research space and access to shared research facilities, such as the Biomolecular Research Center. This position is a part of our departmental growth related to biomolecular and biomedical research and teaching. In addition to this position, we are hiring a Developmental Neurobiologist and a Teaching Track Faculty in Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology.

Department overview:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University has a strong commitment to both research and teaching. Our department serves a large number of students majoring in biology, or taking biology courses for other degree programs. We share teaching experiences and strategies in order to always improve the experiences of all of our students. Our faculty have also contributed significantly to the development and steering of several graduate programs at the PhD and Masters levels, and we take pride in our graduate student mentoring within these programs. Our department is committed to the success of our early career faculty and provides informal and formal mentoring. Research in our department spans all levels of biological sciences creating numerous opportunities for collaboration and growth. In addition, our faculty frequently collaborates with faculty in other departments.

About Boise State:
Boise State University stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest to be a premier student-success driven research university innovating for statewide and global impact. Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State and the City of Boise.

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.