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Faculty position opens in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE) at Boise State University invites applications for an open-rank tenure/tenure-track faculty position (assistant, associate, or full professor). Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and to making significant contributions in research. Senior applicants should have an established track record of research, teaching, and external funding. Junior applicants should articulate a research program that has promise for external funding. Women, minorities and under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply. All outstanding candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants working in the areas of:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Design and optimization
  • Thermal-fluid sciences
  • Energy systems
  • Controls and mechatronics
  • Biomedical


An earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

About Us

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 22,000 students. The University is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Forbes ranked Boise #2 in 2018 for best cities to raise a family, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boise in the top 10 for best places to live in 2016, and USA Today ranked Meridian (Boise suburb) as the #1 city to live in America in 2015. also ranked Boise first among the top 10 cities to raise a family in 2014 thanks to a family-friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, fishing, and biking. To further enhance the superb quality of life Boise offers, the University has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.

The Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department at Boise State is enjoying unprecedented growth in both its research activity and educational programs. New faculty members will find a dynamic intellectual environment where cross- disciplinary collaboration is frequent and encouraged. In addition to hosting a nationally acclaimed undergraduate program, Boise State is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, and our faculty are successful in obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy. The MBE Department and College of Engineering offer multiple Master and PhD level degree programs.

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. Our mission to promote diversity and inclusion is demonstrated by the college of engineering having a higher percentage of female faculty than the regional average, including the current and last two college deans being female. At the student level, Boise State University is involved in a university-wide program (WIDER PERSIST) to adopt teaching practices that increase graduation rates in under-represented students.

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


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

To Apply

In order to have your application considered you must attach the following documents to your job submission/application. Click here for instructions on how to ensure that you’ve attached them correctly.

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statements of research and teaching goals
  • one recent representative publication
  • contact information for at least three professional references

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