Monday, December 2, 2013

TT Astro *AER choice* at Boise State

The Department of Physics at Boise State University seeks an observational astronomer with a passion for, and record of success in, teaching and public outreach for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 2014.  A B.S. degree in Physics and a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy (observational) or Astronomy Education are strongly preferred.  The successful candidate must be able to develop an externally funded research program, preferably in observational astronomy, that engages undergraduates. Of equal importance is the ability to be an exceptional teacher, inspire and mentor students, and engage the public in astronomy related outreach programs.   Excellent spoken and written communication skills are a must.  See for more details. Please e-mail a cover letter, CV, detailed research plans, a summary of teaching experience and philosophy, a list of goals and plans for community outreach and the recruitment of new physics majors, plus contact information for 3 references, to, with the subject line “Observational Astronomer.”  Review of applications will begin January 10, 2014, and will continue until a qualified applicant pool is identified.  Boise State University and the Physics Department are strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.  Boise State University is an EOE/AA employer.