Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences - Environmental Toxicology

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Job posting number: #7076855

Posted: April 9, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position 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:
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 & Salary:
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
Additional Information:
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

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