Lecturer: Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

published Oct 11, 2018 9:24am
The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a permanent full-time Lectureship to begin summer, 2019. Our geoscience lecturers are responsible for delivery of critical lower-division courses (including labs) in geology, geography, and earth system science, and development and delivery of geosciences courses of broad interdisciplinary interest to the greater university community. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per semester including instruction, overseeing laboratory sections and teaching materials, as well as mentoring and supervising graduate student teaching assistants. In partnership with other faculty, the successful applicant will participate in curriculum discussion, development, and review, especially with respect to department-level and university-level learning outcomes associated with general education courses. The successful applicant will participate in ongoing professional development related to teaching and supporting student success, and in contributing to an inclusive campus community.

Minimum qualifications include:

● A MS in a geoscience field at the time of appointment

● At least two semesters of experience as the instructor of record for a lower-division undergraduate geoscience course

● Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and supporting student success

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, full CV including a listing of all courses taught, example syllabus, example assignment or class activity, example assessment, and the names and contact information of three references. All application materials must be submitted in a single PDF document. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. Questions should be e-mailed to geosearch@boisestate.edu.

About the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University consists of 21 faculty (including 3 lecturers), approximately 100 undergraduate majors, and approximately 50 MS and PhD students. We offer a BS in Geosciences with emphasis tracks in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrologic Sciences, and Secondary Education; MS degrees in Geoscience, Geophysics, and Hydrology; a Master in Earth Science degree; and PhD degrees in Geosciences and Geophysics. More information on the department can be found at https://earth.boisestate.edu.

About Boise State University

Boise State University stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. 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 applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion. We are especially interested in applicants with experience in teaching and mentoring students from traditionally underserved and underrepresented backgrounds.

About Boise

Boise is frequently called one of America's best cities to live in. Recently, it has been touted as one of the best cities for families, one of the best cities for jobs, and one of the best cities for both millennial startups and millennial entrepreneurs. It has been called one of America's safest cities, one of its healthiest cities, and one of its hottest music cities. A thriving high-tech industry drives the city's economic engine. And as diverse Idaho-based companies over the decades like Albertsons, Micron Technology, the J.R. Simplot Co. and others clearly illustrate, success and growth are common here. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/.


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://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.