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Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences - Aquatic Microbiology
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
02/01/2019
03/01/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

Assistant Professor, Aquatic Microbiology. The Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in aquatic microbiology. The successful candidate will have an established background in using bioinformatics to investigate how freshwater and/or marine microbial communities influence and are influenced by changes in physical, biological and chemical selective pressures.  Candidates who have previously focused on phytoplankton and/or harmful algal bloom ecology are encouraged to apply.

- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fields such as microbiology, genetics, and bioinformatics or other courses that fill departmental needs
- Supervise Ph.D. and M.S. students
- Lead a successful lab whose research leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Secure external research funding 
- Participate in service at the department, college, university, professional and community level

Minimum Qualifications:
- Doctorate degree, or ABD with an anticipated graduation date of May 2019, in molecular biology, bioinformatics freshwater microbiology or marine microbiology
- Demonstrated record of research in using bioinformatics techniques to investigate freshwater and/or marine microbial communities (e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals)
- Teaching experience at the collegiate level (e.g. course instructor, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, teaching practicum)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Established background in marine and/or freshwater phytoplankton and/or harmful algal bloom ecology as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, reports, and/or scientific presentations
- Established background in bioinformatics associated with high throughput sequencing data as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, reports, and/or scientific presentations
- Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience

Credentials Required for Application:
- Cover letter, detailing aquatic microbiology, teaching, and research experiences
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of research interests
- Statement of teaching philosophy 
- Statement of contributions and commitment to diversity in higher education
- One or more pdf files of in-press manuscripts or 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 references
- Transcripts showing highest degree earned  

Additional Information: 
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, Maumee River and Portage River, and is in close proximity to larger population centers of Toledo and Cleveland, OH and Detroit, MI. The Center is composed of affiliate faculty 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 a recent cluster hire in watershed faculty and be able to quickly integrate into ongoing aquatic research in the Laurentian Great Lakes as well as other systems around the world.   This work is being led by Assoc. Prof. Timothy W. Davis and Prof. George Bullerjahn.  Furthermore, recent NSF/NIEHS Oceans and Human Health grant lead by Prof. Bullerjahn (see link: https://www.bgsu.edu/lake-erie-center) provides several opportunities to collaborate with many top universities studying watershed sciences  and especially dynamics affecting harmful algal blooms in fresh waters.  The candidate will also be expected to work with other members of the Center and be willing to expand their research portfolio to include watershed-based studies (e.g. soil health, ecotoxicology, etc.) and pathogenic microbiology.

For further information about the position or the program, contact Dr. Timothy W. Davis, timdavi@bgsu.edu; (419) 372-8553.

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 Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Aquatic Microbiology who has an established background in using bioinformatics to investigate how freshwater and marine microbial communities influence and are influenced by changes in physical, biological and chemical selective pressures. Candidates that can demonstrate prior experience in freshwater and/or marine phytoplankton ecology and/or harmful algal blooms are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fields such as microbiology, genetics, and bioinformatics or other courses that fill departmental needs; supervise master’s and Ph.D. students; secure competitive research grants; 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 include a doctorate degree (or ABD with an anticipated graduation date of May 2019), in molecular biology, bioinformatics freshwater microbiology or marine microbiology; demonstrated record of research in using bioinformatics techniques to investigate freshwater and/or marine microbial communities (e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals); and teaching experience at the collegiate level (e.g. course instructor, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, teaching practicum). This is a 9-month position that starts August 19, 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 aquatic microbiology, teaching, and research experiences; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of contributions and commitment to diversity in higher education; one or more pdf files of in-press manuscripts or  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 references; and transcripts showing highest degree earned.  

Only complete applications will be considered. Application deadline is March 1, 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 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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