Faculty Positions in Aquatic and Watershed Processes (3) via AGU

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH, US

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) continues its cluster hiring in the area of environmental problems of watersheds in our Department of Biological Sciences and School of Earth, Environment, and Society (SEES), which includes the departments of Geology, Geography, and Environment and Sustainability.  Following initial hire of a physical limnologist, we now search for the next three positions in this cluster: a biological limnologist (senior rank), an environmental toxicologist, and an environmental geochemist.  Applicants are expected to develop highly productive, collaborative, and externally funded research programs, and contribute to teaching/service. Applicants should describe how their research will leverage existing assets and expertise in the area of aquatic and watershed processes at BGSU.

Biological Limnologist:  Senior faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) in Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research with a focus on freshwater biological processes of relevance to the Great Lakes watershed, such as effects of climate change, harmful algal blooms or ecosystem impacts of invasive species. Competitive applicants will have a strong record of extramural funding, scholarly publication, collaboration, and student mentorship.

Environmental Toxicologist:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences.  The successful candidate will establish a research program in environmental toxicology with a primary focus on physiology. An ability to interface with existing research groups in neuroscience, molecular chemistry, or environmental science is encouraged.

Environmental Geochemist:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in SEES.  We seek candidates with research expertise in the general area of environmental geochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes environmental problems associated with the Great Lakes region and especially Lake Erie and significant tributaries/watersheds impacting water quality in the area. This may include, but is not limited to, studies of sources, transfer/transport, and deposition/fate of nutrients and/or toxins through ecological systems at a variety of scales.

Biological Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate (MS/PhD) degrees with 27 graduate faculty, 70+ graduate students, and 700+ undergraduate majors including 200+ in aquatic and ecological specializations.  Biological Sciences has research emphases in Ecology and Molecular Biology, featuring a strong environmental microbiology program that spans these areas. 

SEES offers MS degrees in Geology and Applied Geospatial Sciences with 18 graduate faculty, 25+ graduate students, and 200+ undergraduate majors (degrees in Environmental Science/Policy, Geology, and Geography).  SEES has a research emphasis in environmental sciences with related strengths in hydrology, geochemistry, and geospatial technology. SEES graduate faculty can also direct PhD students in Biological Sciences.

BGSU is in close proximity to Lake Erie and western basin tributaries where we have existing collaborations with many federal (NOAA GLERL, USGS, Sea Grant, ECCC) and state/provincial agencies (MDNR, ODNR, PA F&BC, NYDEC, OMNR), as well as universities and we look to expand opportunities for collaboration. BGSU is also a member of the newly formed Lake Erie Area Research Network, a consortium of field stations and university research groups providing access to shared facilities, resources and expertise to promote cross-disciplinary research focused on the Lake.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (indicating the position of interest), CV (with contact information for 3 references), statements of research and teaching interest/experience, and representative publications in one electronic file (pdf) by December 1, 2016 to:  Biological Limnologist or Environmental Toxicologist Search, Kelly Stewart ([email protected]) or Environmental Geochemist Search, Pat Wilhelm ([email protected]). Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.  If you have any questions, please contact the Search Chairs: Mike McKay (biological limnologist: [email protected]), Robert Huber (environmental toxicologist: [email protected]) or John Farver (environmental geochemist: [email protected]).  Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.  Start date is August 2017.

BGSU has 16,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students and is highly ranked nationally by US News & World Report for its residential learning communities and innovative learning strategies.  BGSU is located 30 miles from Toledo and is convenient to major metropolitan areas (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago).  For more information visit http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biological-sciences.html or http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/earth-environment-and-society.html or email search committee chairs.

Finalists are also required to submit a transcript of highest degree and authorize and pass a background check prior to offer of employment.  BGSU 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.