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Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences - Environmental Toxicology
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BGSU Main Campus
03/24/2021
04/24/2021
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology.  We invite applications both from those focusing on environmentally-relevant animal model systems as well as environmental distributions of toxins and contaminants.  We encourage applications from those with experience studying the impacts of natural toxins and/or anthropogenic toxicants on ecological and evolutionary processes, within streams, wetlands, rivers, estuaries, or lakes. We seek applications from those with a strong commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. 

Primary Responsibilities
Establish a research program in environmental toxicology with a connection to or implications for human health and a focus on understanding how toxins (e.g. cyanotoxins, phycotoxins and/or mycotoxins) and/or anthropogenic contaminants (e.g. from agricultural, residential, or industrial wastewater) impact physiology, food webs, biodiversity, ecology and evolution, environmental health. 
Collaborate with existing research groups in neuroscience, molecular chemistry, and/or environmental science.  
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fields such as Anatomy, Comparative or Environmental Physiology, Environmental Toxicology, or other courses that fill departmental needs; 
Supervise master’s and Ph.D. students
Incorporate undergraduate students into research activities 
Secure competitive research funding
Engage in research that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals; 
Provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession at the state, national and/or international level
Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Aquatic Biosystems or similar area (e.g., aquatic environmental toxicology, freshwater or marine science, wetland science).  
Teaching experience as a TA or instructor. 
Demonstrated scholarly work in environmental toxicology through publications, doctoral dissertation (or technical report on the results from the development of doctoral dissertation), or research presentations at national or international conferences.
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
At least one year postdoctoral experience in environmental toxicology or a closely related field (e.g. aquatic environmental toxicology, freshwater or marine science, wetland science)  
• At least one published or in press peer-reviewed journal article or book chapter in environmental toxicology, aquatic ecology or a related field (e.g. limnology, marine science, wetland science)
Experience seeking external research funding
Experience teaching anatomy, comparative or environmental physiology, or environmental toxicology courses
Credentials Required for Application
Cover letter of approximately 500 words summarizing the applicant’s experience with environmental toxicology, teaching, and research; 
Curriculum vitae; 
Statement of research (max 3 pages)
Philosophy of teaching (max 2 pages)
Description of commitment to diversity in higher education (max 2 pages)
Up to 3 pdf files of the applicant’s most relevant in-press manuscripts or recent publications
Unofficial transcripts showing highest degree earned
Names and contact information for three individuals who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference 
 
Salary and Benefits
Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.
 
Information about Program and College
BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. BGSU is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award to promote gender equity in STEM faculty, with Biology faculty serving as Senior Project Personnel (see http://www.bgsu.edu/allies). The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu.
 
The mission of the Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is to foster innovation through interdisciplinary research, education and community engagement in order to advance the understanding of pressing issues threatening freshwater ecosystems. Our cross-departmental research addresses the most critical knowledge gaps with a focus on microbial populations, water quality, land use, and sustainability. Our goal is to provide information that will assist water managers, State and Federal leaders, and the public in understanding the current state of the science. Center faculty will facilitate the translation of research into policies and practices that promote healthy watersheds and protect human and animal health while maximizing ecosystem services, ensuring the long-term sustainability and security of local and global freshwater resources.
 
BGSU is located at the interface of two key agriculturally-dominated western Lake Erie watersheds, the Maumee River and the Portage River, and is in close proximity to larger population centers of Toledo and Cleveland, OH and Detroit, MI. The Center is being led by Ryan Family Endowed Professor Timothy Davis and is composed of 10 affiliate faculty from Biology, SEES and Chemistry who maintain advanced analytical laboratories, as well as a field research facility at nearby Sandusky Bay. In addition to research, affiliate members prepare students for water-related careers in the private sector, government or academia. Faculty members come from several departments with diverse interests and expertise including environmental microbiology, bioinformatics, phytoplankton ecology, harmful algal blooms, remote sensing and geospatial sciences, hydrology, fish and invertebrate ecology, aquaculture, food web dynamics, climate change, biogeochemistry, toxicology, economics and environmental policy. 
 
The successful candidate will join the Center team as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences. The candidate will complement recent cluster hires and be able to quickly integrate into ongoing research in the Laurentian Great Lakes basin as well as other systems around the world.  Furthermore, recent NSF/NIEHS Oceans and Human Health grant led by Prof. Emeritus George Bullerjahn (see link: https://www.bgsu.edu/great-lakes-center)  provides opportunities to collaborate with many top universities studying watershed sciences and especially dynamics affecting harmful algal blooms in fresh waters. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with other members of the Center and be to help expand their research portfolio. For further information about the position or program, contact Dr. Timothy W. Davis, timdavi@bgsu.edu; (419) 372-8553.
 
Application deadline is April 24, 2021.  
 
BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background check and provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned prior to receiving an offer of employment.  For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University, please see our web site at https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biological-sciences.html. 
 
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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The Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology.  The successful candidate will establish a research program in environmental toxicology with a connection to or implications for human health and a focus on understanding how toxins (e.g. cyanotoxins, phycotoxins and/or mycotoxins) and/or anthropogenic contaminants (e.g. from agricultural, residential, or industrial wastewater) impact physiology, food webs, biodiversity, ecology and evolution, and environmental health. We invite applications from candidates focusing on environmentally-relevant animal model systems as well as environmental distributions of toxins and contaminants.  An ability to interface with existing research groups in neuroscience, molecular chemistry, and/or environmental science is encouraged.  We seek applications from those with a strong commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fields such as Anatomy, Comparative or Environmental Physiology, Environmental Toxicology, or other courses that fill departmental needs; supervise master’s and Ph.D. students; incorporate undergraduate students into their research program, secure competitive research funding; engage in research that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals; and provide service to the Department, College, University, professional organizations and the community.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Aquatic Biosystems or similar area (e.g. aquatic environmental toxicology, freshwater or marine science, wetland science); teaching experience as a TA or instructor; and demonstrated scholarly work in environmental toxicology through publications, doctoral dissertation (or technical report on the results from the development of doctoral dissertation), or research presentations at national or international conferences.  Preferred qualifications: at least one year postdoctoral experience in environmental toxicology or a closely related field (e.g. aquatic environmental toxicology, freshwater or marine science, wetland science); at least one published or in press peer-reviewed journal article or book chapter in environmental toxicology, aquatic ecology or a related field (e.g. limnology, marine science, wetland science); experience seeking external research funding; experience teaching anatomy, comparative or environmental physiology, or environmental toxicology courses.

This is a 9-month position that starts August 2021. Salary and start-up are competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials and a full benefits package is available. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. 

A complete application requires a cover of approximately 500 words summarizing the applicant’s experience in environmental toxicology, teaching, and research; an up to date curriculum vitae; statement of research (3 pages max), philosophy of teaching (2 pages max), and description of  commitment to diversity in higher education (2 pages max); up to 3 pdf files of the most relevant in-press manuscripts or recent publications; unofficial transcripts showing highest degree earned; and the names and contact information for three individuals who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference.

Application deadline is April 24, 2021. Finalists must pass a background check and provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned prior to receiving an offer of employment.  For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University, please see our web site at https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biological-sciences.html. For additional information about the position or the program, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Tim Davis at timdavi@bgsu.edu or  (419) 372-8553.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

 

 
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