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Instructor - Biological Sciences - Forensic Biology
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
01/25/2019
02/20/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The Forensic Science Program and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking to fill an Instructor position in Forensic Biology. The successful candidate will have forensic science bench experience, testimony experience, and a primary interest area in forensic DNA analysis. This is a fiscal year appointment.

- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic biology and related fields; supervising master’s students; securing and sponsoring internships
- Engaging in research that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals;
- Participating in service at the Department, College, and University level.

- Doctorate degree in molecular biology or a field related to forensic science (e.g., toxicology). Successful candidate must have the doctorate degee conferred at the time of application.
- Demonstrated record of research in forensic science (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals)
- Documented experience providing expert testimony and conducting casework.

Preferred Qualification
- College level teaching experience.

Credentials Required for Application
- Cover letter, detailing forensic science, teaching, and research experiences
- Curriculum vitae
- A statement of teaching and research interests
- One or more PDF files of publications within the last 3 years
- Names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) letters of reference
- A statement of contributions and commitment to diversity in higher education
- Transcripts showing highest degree earned  

Application deadline is February 20, 2019.

Additional Information
The forensic science program at BGSU is unique in that there is an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) crime laboratory and investigation facility on the BGSU campus, as well as a partnership between BCI and BGSU in the form of the Center for the Future of Forensic Science. This partnership enables BGSU to create and provide the precise curricula and hands-on experience today’s forensic science and criminal investigation employers expect of prospective job candidates. In fact, BCI forensic scientists were consulted in the development of the academic degree programs and helped identify the major’s Ability Based Outcomes (those abilities considered essential for graduates entering the profession).

The Center for the Future of Forensic Science supports research that will lead to new methods for processing and analyzing evidence, generate new understanding of the neurochemistry and toxicities associated with substances of abuse and so much more. These efforts in teaching and research place the State of Ohio at the forefront of forensic science. The Center is dedicated to assisting BGSU and BCI in obtaining its mission to foster innovative forensic scientific research and to create training opportunities for forensic science professionals and students in forensic science-related fields.

For further information about the position or the program, contact Dr. Jon E. Sprague, jesprag@bgsu.edu; (419) 372-0224.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment. An official transcript showing the terminal degree is also required.

Short Ad as posted in external sites
The Forensic Science Program and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking a Forensic Biologist at the Instructor level who has forensic science bench experience, testimony experience, and a primary interest area in forensic DNA analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic biology and related fields, supervise master’s students, secure and sponsor internships, engage in research that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and provide service to the department, college, and university. Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in molecular biology or a field related to forensic science (e.g., toxicology), doctorate degree must be conferred at time of application, a demonstrated record of research in forensic science (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals), and documented experience providing expert testimony and conducting casework. College-level teaching experience preferred.
This is a fiscal year position that starts July 1, 2019.  Salary and start-up are competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials. For a full description of the positions and instructions on how to apply, visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. A complete application requires a cover letter detailing forensic science, teaching, and research experiences; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching and research interests; one or more PDF files of publications within the last 3 years; names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) letters of reference; a statement of contributions and commitment to diversity in higher education; and transcripts showing highest degree earned.  Only complete applications will be considered. Application deadline is February 20, 2019.  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 forensic science program at Bowling Green State University, please see our web site at https://www.bgsu.edu/forensic-science.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.

PhD or terminal degree
Fiscal Year
Salary
Full Time
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae