Job Opportunities

College of Arts and Sciences
School Director, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, 12-month faculty administrator position

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

Primary Responsibilities

The CCS School Director will be appointed for a 4-year term. A detailed description of the duties of the CCS School Director can be found in the School's Charter. The CCS 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);
  • Developing and submitting in timely fashion reports and evaluations for the School;
  • Overseeing 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;
  • Supervising and evaluating classified staff personnel of the School;
  • Coordinating teaching schedules with CCS Administrative Council;
  • Facilitating CCS programming organized by faculty in the School and representing CCS at campus events;
  • Coordinating the School’s curriculum as specified in the CCS charter
  • Managing all School facilities and space allocations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be tenured faculty member in a College of Arts & Sciences program.
  • Experience with undergraduate and graduate education and a vision for interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are required.
  • Ability to work with all units in the School is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Expected Start Date: July 2017

Credentials Required for Application

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references

Application Process:

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit or or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Application Deadline: Received by January 20, 2017.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment.

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.

English Department
Advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

Details: The English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks an Advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor in Rhetoric and Composition.  The principal assignments include teaching courses in the Rhetoric & Writing PhD Program, working with doctoral students on dissertations and examinations, and teaching undergraduate courses such as those that support the preparation of future secondary teachers. Scholarly areas of expertise should include WID/WIC. Desirable secondary areas include, but are not limited to, the following: writing program administration and/or development, digital rhetorics, writing transfer, cognitivist theory, quantitative research methods and methodologies, and/or literacy studies. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and growing doctoral program deeply invested in faculty and student collaboration.

Our faculty have scholarly and pedagogical expertise in rhetorical history and theory, feminist teaching, qualitative research methods and methodologies, cultural rhetorics, community-based research and pedagogy, collaboration, and graduate writing. Upon hire, our newest colleague will engage significantly in leading WID/WIC curricula development at BGSU, in scholarly publishing and professional activities, collaborate on curriculum development with Rhetoric & Writing faculty, serve on department and university committees, and participate in the life and governance of the department, including its efforts to recruit, advise, and retain students.

Qualifications:  1) Established record of leadership in the discipline; 2) Strong and varied teaching record; 3) Strong and active research agenda; 4) Scholarly interests and professional commitments aligned with the goals and curriculum of the Bowling Green State University Rhetoric & Writing PhD Program; 5) Evidence of outstanding mentoring of graduate students and undergraduate students; 6) Evidence of outstanding record collaborating with students and/or colleagues on research, teaching, curriculum/program development, or administrative efforts. 7) PhD Required

Application: Submit application materials to: Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0191.   Application files must include: 1) letter outlining qualifications for this position; 2) CV; 3) at least three current letters of reference; 4) sample of scholarship. Final candidate(s) will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Interested applicants should feel free to contact our search committee chair Sue Carter Wood ( with any questions.

Applications must be postmarked by January 23, 2017

English Department
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer

Details: Distinguished Visiting Writer.  The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2018; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; 2) at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; and 3) evidence of outstanding teaching. Salary: competitive.

Application: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), 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 2018.  

Applications must be received by March 1, 2017

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.