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Assistant Professor - Data Analytics, Public Health

Boise State University
Job Location:
Boise, Idaho
Other Health Sciences Faculty
About Boise State:

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

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:

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor who will contribute to the health data analytics emphasis in our undergraduate and graduate curricula. Candidates should have a multidisciplinary background and have the credentials to teach courses in: analytics (descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive), data visualization, data management, introduction to programming, data, and both introductory and advanced statistics within a public and population health setting.These programs train students in contemporary quantitative and analytical methods to be able to work in increasingly transdisciplinary public and population health science fields. Students are further trained to keep up with the rapidly expanding dataverse, have the requisite technological skills necessary, and be able to handle various aspects of data management. The program’s emphasis is on working with local and state partners to make data-driven decisions and to design/deliver/evaluate data-driven programming meant to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, priority groups, and the community-at-large. This position involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student mentoring, and other responsibilities as assigned.

This 9 month, tenure track position will be working on campus and possess the ability to work and teach remotely if circumstances dictate. Some evenings/weekends may be included, depending on assigned workload.

School Overview:

Boise State University’s School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) is a place where respectful, collegial, and authentically connected faculty and staff work together to make a positive difference through our teaching, research, and service.  We are committed to advancing the public health mission in Idaho by supporting the health and wellbeing of all Idahoans wherever they live, work, and play through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We achieve our mission by creating the pathways and conditions necessary for all individuals to achieve health, happiness, and prosperity in Idaho and beyond. We are especially committed to building and coordinating educationally powerful curricula and academic programs designed to prepare the clinical and public health professionals of the future.  The SPPH is guided by the values of dignity and respect, engagement, opportunity, and innovation. Our school is the largest in the College of Health Sciences and home to more than 1300 undergraduate and graduate students.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide effective instruction and mentoring to students.
  • Conduct research, publish peer-reviewed articles, give peer-reviewed professional presentations, and disseminate/translate findings to the community at large.
  • Participate in service at the university, within the profession, and in the community.
  • Create a welcoming environment for diverse students by demonstrating cultural competency and a commitment to inclusion.
  • Develop and maintain collegial working relationships with others.
  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs.
  • Apply appropriate policies and regulations within the university, college, and school.
  • Participate in activities promoting personal and professional growth.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • This position is a Tenure Track and requires a doctoral degree in data analytics, statistics, epidemiology, or related discipline is required. 

  • A defined research agenda and evidence of a scholarly record or evidence of potential for developing a clear research agenda and sustained publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate level teaching experience.

  • Online or hybrid teaching experience.

  • Expertise in R and Excel/Google Sheets.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary ranges from $65,000 to $75,000 (9 month contract). 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.

Required Application Materials:

For your application to be considered, please submit: 

  1. A cover letter that describes your qualifications for this position including how you have advanced the public health mission through your work in data analytics.

  2. A CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment)

  3. A list of three professional references and their contact information.  References will only  be contacted if you are invited to an interview as a finalist for the position.

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