The Department of Physics at Boise State University seeks an astronomer (preferred, esp. observational astronomy) or an astrophysicist, with a passion for teaching and interest in public outreach, for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 2014 (AS-0022-13). A B.S. degree in Physics and a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy or Astronomy Education or Astrophysics are required. The successful candidate must be able to develop an externally funded research program that engages undergraduates. Of equal importance is the ability to be an exceptional teacher, and to inspire and mentor students. An interest and ability to engage the public in astronomy-related outreach programs is a strong plus. Excellent spoken and written communication skills are a must. Please see www.boisestate.edu/physics for more details.
Please e-mail a cover letter, CV, detailed research plans, a summary of teaching experience and plans, ideas for community outreach and for the recruitment and retention of new physics majors, plus contact information for 3 references, to email@example.com, with the subject line “Astronomy Search.” 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.
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