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Acting Director of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies

(Internal BGSU Search)

Applications are being accepted for the position of Acting Director of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at BGSU. This is an internal BGSU search. The position is a twelve-month faculty administrative position; duties will begin July 1, 2016. The School for Cultural and Critical Studies (CCS) is an interdisciplinary school in the College of Arts and Sciences that includes the American Culture Studies Program, Ethnic Studies Department, Popular Culture Department, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Units within the School offer undergraduate majors and minors in American Culture Studies, Ethnic Studies, Popular Culture, and Women's Studies; additional undergraduate minors in Folklore, Latino/a Studies, and Sexuality Studies; MA degrees in American Culture Studies and Popular Culture; a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies; and graduate certificates in Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies. In addition, a new professional Masters is being proposed by the Department of Popular Culture. Units in the School also make a substantial contribution to general education, including courses that meet the Cultural Diversity in the United States requirement.

The CCS Acting School Director will be appointed for a 1 year term. A detailed description of the duties of the CCS School Director can be found in the School's Charter. The Acting School Director will serve as the chief executive officer of the School. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing academic leadership for instructional, research, service, and administrative personnel in the School;
  • Functioning as the liaison between the School and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (such as attending Chairs and Directors Meetings organized by the Dean’s and the Provost’s office), and with other administrative units of the University;
  • Serving as the chief fiscal officer of the school with responsibility for the School budget and School-level foundation accounts (such as the CCS Stoddard-O’Neill Fund);
  • Ultimate responsibility for development and timely submission of reports and evaluations for the School;
  • Responsibility for Personnel matters, including procedures for hiring, promotion, tenure, reappointment, enhanced performance reviews , annual performance reviews, and merit for all faculty in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies to the extent specified by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the CCS charter;
  • Supervision and evaluation of classified staff personnel of the School;
  • Coordinate teaching schedules with CCS Administrative Council;
  • Facilitating CCS programming organized by faculty in the School and representing CCS at campus events
  • Overall responsibility for the coordination of School curriculum as specified in the CCS charter;
  • Management of all School facilities and space allocations.

Candidates for the position of CCS Acting School Director must be tenured in one of the College of Arts and Science’s units. Experience with undergraduate and graduate education and a vision for interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are required. A demonstrated history of commitment to one or more of the units within the School is strongly preferred. Ability to work with all units in the School is required. Demonstrated research and/or teaching achievements in cultural and critical studies approaches to the study of race, ethnicity, and/or gender preferred. Administrative experience preferred.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, names and contact information for three references to:

Connie Allison
College of Arts and Sciences
707 Administration
Bowling Green, OH 43403

All applications must be received by Tuesday February 9, 2016.

Questions can be addressed to any member of the Search Committee:
Kristen Rudisill, Department of Popular Culture
Rob Sloane, American Culture Studies
Sandra Faulkner, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Vibha Bhalla, Department of Ethnic Studies


English Department
ESOL Instructorship

Details: The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for an Instructor’s position in ESOL.  The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.  Duties include teaching ESOL grammar, writing, speaking/listening, reading skills, and possibly ITA classes. ESOL courses may be undergraduate or graduate level.   

Qualifications:  Minimum MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or equivalent, and two years experience teaching ESOL/EFL courses.  Preferred experience includes familiarity with compositional theory, experience teaching academic writing to both undergraduate and graduate students, communicative language teaching, experience in a Writing Center, experience in language testing, experience with International Teaching Assistants, and experience teaching linguistics classes. See our website for a fuller description of the position and for information about the department.

Application: Submit applications to Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH  43403-0191.  Complete applications should include: 1) letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; 2) CV which includes a list of graduate courses taken and brief descriptions of courses taught; 3) at least three current letters of reference; 4) graduate and undergraduate transcripts.  Application deadline:  Postmarked by March 1, 2016.  The starting date of employment is mid-August 2016. Final candidate(s) will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2016.


Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Full-time Instructorship

Details: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University is hiring one full-time instructor, beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Foundational Mathematics to ensure student success in emporium-based courses, which include Pre-algebra, Basic Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra, with possibilities of Precalculus, Introduction to Statistics, Calculus I and II. She or he will typically have a load of 12 credit hours, teaching math emporium combined courses per semester. The initial appointment is for one academic year (AY 2016-2017) and is contingent upon adequate student enrollment.  Renewal for additional terms is possible, depending on performance and student enrollment.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree or PhD in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Statistics and experience teaching a variety of mathematics and statistics courses. A successful candidate must have experience teaching both math emporium and traditional classes.

Application: Please apply online at http://www.mathjobs.org and submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement(s) on teaching and scholarly activities, copies of official transcripts showing highest degree earned and three current letters of reference. Official transcripts and original letters of reference will be required from successful candidates later.  Deadline for applications is March 13, 2016.

Applications must be received by March 13, 2016.


English Department
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer


Details: The Creative Writing Program in the English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks a poet as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.  The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2017; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment.  2) At least one book, preferably two of poetry and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation.  3) Evidence of strong undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Application: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book, preferably two), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions of each, and 1-2 sample undergraduate and graduate syllabi to Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date of employment for this position is January 2017.  

Applications must be received by March 14, 2016.


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.

All finalists will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to offer of employment.