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Faculty Position in Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry at Boise State University

Boise State University, a public doctoral-granting research university, welcomes applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Geosciences. We seek a colleague who can develop a laboratory and field-based geochemistry component in our Hydrologic Science program by teaching courses, mentoring graduate students, and developing a successful research program. Potential fields of expertise include low-temperature and/or stable isotope geochemistry, biogeochemical cycling, subsurface contaminant fate and transport, the hydrology and biogeochemistry of critical zone processes and systems, or any other field where the interaction of hydrologic, geologic, and biologic processes are investigated through a chemical perspective. As our colleague, you will join a department with strengths in analytical geochemistry, hydrologic science, geophysics, and computing.

Key strategic capabilities that our department maintains include: (1) laboratory instrumentation including electron beam (SEM, TEM, EMPA) and mass spectrometry (ICPMS, SIRMS, and TIMS) platforms for major and trace element and isotope ratio measurement, (2) multiple long-term field sites, (3) near-surface electrical and seismic geophysical instrumentation, and (4) high-performance computing systems. We value the integration of research and evidence-based teaching practices, and support training and mentorship of students from the undergraduate to doctoral level. This is a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates with demonstrated productivity in research and teaching may apply to be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor.

Interested applicants should be prepared to submit the following:

  • A cover letter (2 page maximum),
  • A curriculum vitae that outlines professional preparation, evidence of research productivity, and evidence of teaching experience,
  • A statement outlining a 3-5 year research plan (2 page max),
  • A statement outlining a teaching plan (2 page max),
  • A statement outlining how you define inclusive excellence and how you will advance it through teaching, research, and service (1 page max), and
  • Names and contact information for 3 references.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in an Earth science or related discipline is required at the time the position begins.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity in areas of environmental, low-temperature, and/or stable isotope geochemistry in the form of peer-reviewed publications and/or seeking extramural funding via competitive grants.
  • Evidence of an ability to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to topics that may include biogeochemical processes and systems, flow in groundwater and vadose zone systems, water quality, fate, and transport in hydrologic systems, and/or critical zone science.

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm MST, October 31st, 2019.
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lejo Flores, search committee chair, at

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