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Assistant Professor, Geosciences (3414)
Posting Number: req1122
Working 9 months per year

Faculty Tenure Track
College of Science and Engineering
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of this balanced teaching/research position is to teach sedimentary geology and other geoscience courses that meet the curricular needs of the Department as well as University’s General Education requirements, and to develop a research program in Sedimentary Geology.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program in Sedimentary Geology and supervise graduate students (40%); teach approximately four classes per year at the undergraduate and graduate level including courses in Sedimentary Geology (40%); and contribute to department and university service (20%).

Minimum Qualifications

-PhD in Geology or closely related field by the time the appointment begins.
-Interest in field-based teaching and research in the Intermountain West.
-Effective communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications

-Evidence of effective teaching.
-Experience mentoring students.
-We seek an individual who will value and facilitate collaboration in the department and university.
-Expertise in field-based Sedimentary Geology, with a demonstrated potential for collaborative research incorporating innovative analytical, technological, and/or quantitative techniques.
-Research interests in sedimentary basin evolution or a related field, utilizing a range of spatial and temporal scales, complementing existing departmental strengths.
-Interest in recruiting and working with students from diverse backgrounds.
-Interest in co-teaching a one week module at ISU Geosciences’ summer field course.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Teaching and Research Statements (maximum of two (2) pages each), as well as a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

The position will remain open until filled, however, priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 20, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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