Apply now Job no: 496272
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs
About Us: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation,
stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research
university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise
at https: // www. boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. 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.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Supports the University's mission of providing student-centered, quality
education and is committed to the success of our students and the university.
This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and
scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and
community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory
responsibilities as assigned.
The Department of Psychological Science boasts a highly interdisciplinary
faculty with a strong history of success in teaching, research, and service.
As a department, we value effective and inclusive mentorship, cooperative and
supportive interpersonal relationships, data-informed decision making, and
providing a rigorous evidence-based curriculum that is culturally responsive
to all the students it serves. We have active relationships with multiple
organizations in the community, including state agencies, schools, and a
variety of non-profit organizations. Additionally, Boise State University
offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other
departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and throughout Boise State.
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an entry-level
academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching;
research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional
service appropriate to the discipline and is eligible for tenure.
Supports the University's mission of providing student-centered, quality
education. Committed to the success of our students and the university.
Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.
Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of
classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered
at any approved instructional site.
Engage in development of new and creative instructional materials, including
new courses and programs of studies.
Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include
virtual office hours) as appropriate.
Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is
an issue in the program.
Direct culminating activities for graduate students
Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through
scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer's four types of
scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3)
applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.
Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the
norms in their discipline.
Share that work through professionally recognized publication for the type of
Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally
recognized venues for the type of scholarship.
Engage in professional development.
Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university
programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on,
or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and
development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must
demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her
profession, and the community. This type of commitment is demonstrated by
service to students (such as advising); participation and leadership in
department, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and
professional organizations; and, as appropriate to their discipline, affairs
of the local, state, or national community.
Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or
outreach missions of the department, college, and University, such as serving
as a member of department, college, and/or university committees or councils.
Participate actively in professional organizations and perform professional
functions such as serving on committees and in leadership roles; as chair,
panelist, and discussant at conferences; on editorial boards; refereeing
manuscripts and grant applications; and serving on panels for funding
Meet administrative deadlines set by the University for carrying out service
responsibilities and submitting required employee materials.
Use technology as directed by the University to carry out service
responsibilities and receive and submit employee information.
The Department of Psychological Science at Boise State University
(boisestate.edu/psychology) invites interested applicants to apply for the
position of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2022. We are seeking a
dedicated teacher and researcher with an area of specialization in
neuroscience, neuropsychology, biopsychology, or physiological psychology.
Candidates who can teach neuroscience courses including Biological Bases of
Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, and Perception are encouraged to apply. We
seek candidates that can contribute to our curriculum by teaching courses of
departmental need and core courses in our curriculum (e.g., introductory
psychology, statistical methods, research methods). We seek candidates who
can maintain an active program of
research that involves undergraduate students as research assistants, and who
can contribute to the advancement of research and external funding in the
department. Candidates should have a program of research sufficient to produce
a minimum of three peer-reviewed publications in a five-year span prior to
tenure application. The successful candidate will also engage in service
activities (e.g., committee assignments) benefiting the Department, College
of Arts and Sciences, and University, as well as the local community, state,
region, and discipline.
The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to curriculum and
pedagogy that is
culturally responsive to the diverse students it serves. The successful
candidate will have the ability to engage all students in the classroom using
evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices. The standard teaching load is
1-3 courses per semester dependent on class size, with possible adjustments
for service activities or work on externally-funded research projects.
Flexibility in course modality and scheduling is available. This is a nine-
month tenure track position, with opportunities for salary enhancement through
summer teaching and work on externally-funded research projects.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations
• Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning
• Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus,
handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
• Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for
consistent and uniform grading results.
• Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create
graduation plans based on those goals.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
• Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working
relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the
• Demonstrated problem solving and abstract thinking skills.
• Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working
• Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to
engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
An earned doctorate, an equivalent terminal degree, or nationally-recognized
excellence in their field.
Undergraduate Instruction: Hold a degree in the field of instruction (as
determined by the discipline) at least one level above that of the program
Graduate Instruction: Hold a terminal degree determined by the discipline and
have a record of research, scholarship, or achievement appropriate for the
At a minimum, candidates should have:
● An earned doctorate in psychology by August 1, 2022;
● Experience with evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices which seek
equitable access to educational opportunities;
● Research experience enabling the management of a program of research;
● Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to
engage with those of
other cultures or backgrounds.
The preferred candidate will have:
● Demonstrated success or potential for success in teaching, research, and
● A research focus on brain-behavior connections and relationships (broadly
defined), with the area of specialization open;
● Positive student course evaluations or other evidence of effective teaching;
● Experience teaching desired courses;
● A breadth of teaching experience (i.e., large classes and multiple
● Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching to address equity
gaps in courses and classrooms.
Salary and Benefit s:
Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to
offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection
plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program
provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and
your family. Learn more about our benefit options at
https: // www. boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.
Required Application Materials:
Interested applicants should electronically submit their applications by 11:59
p.m. MST on January 3, 2022. Please make sure to attach the following
documents to your application.
● A cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications relating to
teaching, research, and service;
● A current CV;
● Electronic PDFs of reprints or preprints;
● Summary of teaching evaluations;
● Research and teaching statements;
● Contact information for three references (do not include letters).
Advertised: November 23, 2021 Mountain Standard Time
Applications close: January 3, 2022 11:55 PM Mountain Standard Time