Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences - Environmental Toxicology
Bowling Green, OH
Job posting number: #7076855
Posted: April 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
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.
Essential Duties, Tasks and 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 & Salary:
• 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.
• 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