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Distinguished Professor of Forensic Science


Details: Bowling Green State University (BGSU) announces a search to fill the position of Distinguished Professor of Forensic Science.  The successful individual will hold tenure and the rank of professor or associate professor in either the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Biological Sciences.  Expectations include maintaining an externally-funded research program in the field of forensic science, and the development and oversight of academic programming in Forensic Science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The BGSU forensic science initiative is accompanied by the construction of a new $11.9 million state-of-the-art state crime lab and investigation facility by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) on the BGSU campus. Both the Biology and Chemistry departments are housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Biology offers MS and PhD degrees in three areas of specialization (Ecology and Conservation, Neuroscience and Behavior, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and a BS with a forensic biology specialization; Chemistry offers an MS in Chemistry, a PhD in Photochemical Sciences, and a BS with a forensic chemistry specialization. The Department of Criminal Justice, housed in the College of Health and Human Services, offers a MSCJ and a BSCJ with a specialization in forensic investigation.

Qualifications: a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent degree) in forensic science, a natural science, criminal justice, or other related discipline; evidence of achievement in research and teaching appropriate for the rank of associate or full professor in an appropriate academic department; and a strong record of external funding in forensic science research.  

Application: Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  However, completed applications received before August 11, 2014 will be given first consideration.  Interested individuals should send: 1) a cover letter addressing the stated responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Ms. Laura Straley, 120 McFall Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403 or by electronic mail at lstrale@bgsu.edu. Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned.


BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.