Job Opportunities

THREE FACULTY POSITIONS IN Aquatic and Watershed Processes

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) continues its cluster hiring in the area of environmental problems of watersheds in our Department of Biological Sciences and School of Earth, Environment, and Society (SEES).  Following initial hire of a physical limnologist, we now search for the next three positions in this cluster: a biological limnologist (senior rank), an environmental toxicologist, and an environmental geochemist.  Applicants are expected to develop highly productive, collaborative, and externally funded research programs, and contribute to teaching/service. Applicants should describe how their research will leverage existing assets and expertise in the area of aquatic and watershed processes at BGSU.

Biological Limnologist:  Senior faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) in Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research with a focus on freshwater biological processes of relevance to the Great Lakes watershed, such as effects of climate change, harmful algal blooms or ecosystem impacts of invasive species. Competitive applicants will have a strong record of extramural funding, scholarly publication, collaboration, and student mentorship.

Environmental Toxicologist:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences.  The successful candidate will establish a research program in environmental toxicology with a primary focus on physiology. An ability to interface with existing research groups in neuroscience, molecular chemistry, or environmental science is encouraged.

Environmental Geochemist:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in SEES.  We seek candidates with research expertise in the general area of environmental geochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes environmental problems associated with the Great Lakes region and especially Lake Erie and significant tributaries/watersheds impacting water quality in the area. This may include, but is not limited to, studies of sources, transfer/transport, and deposition/fate of nutrients and/or toxins through ecological systems at a variety of scales.

BGSU is in close proximity to Lake Erie and western basin tributaries where we have existing collaborations with many federal (NOAA GLERL, USGS, Sea Grant, ECCC) and state/provincial agencies (MDNR, ODNR, PA F&BC, NYDEC, OMNR), as well as universities and we look to expand opportunities for collaboration.

Application: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (with contact information for 3 references), statements of research and teaching interest/experience, and representative publications in one electronic file (pdf) by December 1, 2016 to:  Biological Limnologist or Environmental Toxicologist Search, Kelly Stewart (kstewart@bgsu.edu) or Environmental Geochemist Search, Pat Wilhelm (pwilhel@bgsu.edu). Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.  If you have any questions, please contact the Search Chairs: Mike McKay (biological limnologist: rmmckay@bgsu.edu), Robert Huber (environmental toxicologist: lobsterman.bgsu@gmail.com) or John Farver (environmental geochemist: jfarver@bgsu.edu) or visit http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biological-sciences.html or http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/earth-environment-and-society.html.  Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.  Start date is August 2017.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016.


School of Media & Communications
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position- Advertising

Details: The School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor in Advertising.  Desired areas of expertise include campaigns, digital media strategies or mobile media/app development.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication, Advertising or related disciplines required.  ABD will be considered but must have earned Ph.D. by first day of appointment.

Application: Cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation (sent separately) should be sent to: to Carman Kinney (crosend@bgsu.edu).   Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Search Committee –Advertising ATTN: Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 306 Kuhlin Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016


School of Media & Communications
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position- Social Media

Details: The School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor in the area of Social Media.  Desired areas of expertise include creation, production, management and analysis of social media campaigns; proficiency in current social media platforms and practices; and knowledge of advertising and publication theories or design principles or professional experience.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in communication, media, public relations, advertising, journalism or related field. ABDs will be considered but must have earned Ph.D. by first day of appointment.

Application: Cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation (sent separately) should be sent to: to Carman Kinney (crosend@bgsu.edu). Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Search Committee – Social Media, ATTN: Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 306 Kuhlin Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016


Department of Theatre and Film
Instructor, Film Production, Non-tenure track, one-year renewable

Details: The Department of Theatre and Film seeks an instructor for Film Production.  This is a non-tenure track, one-year renewable position.  Teach undergraduate film/video production courses and manage the Film Production Lab.  

Qualifications: MFA in film production. The ideal candidate will have competency in the following areas: digital video technology, mechanical film technology (specifically 16mm cameras), computer systems, non-linear editing systems (particularly Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro), office/staff management and film/video production management. Candidates with professional experience preferred.

Application: Applicants must submit a letter of application; full curriculum vitae, listing qualifications and experience; DVD, QT Files and/or links to portfolio of creative work; and copies of at least three current (dated within one year) professional letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee/Film Production Instructor Position
Department of Theatre and Film
212 Wolfe Center for the Arts
Bowling Green, OH  43403-0180
(Paper applications only)

After initial review, top ranked candidates will be required to send teaching portfolio materials, including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, official transcripts showing highest degree earned, and at least three current signed original letters of recommendation.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016.


Department of Theatre and Film
Assistant Professor, Theatre, Tenure Track

Details: The Department of Theatre and Film invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tenure Track, 9 month. 

Qualifications: PhD or DFA in theatre or performance studies. ABD will not be considered. Experience in teaching directing and theatre/performance history and theories, experience in directing in university-level or professional theatre, and a demonstrated potential to produce a distinguished record of publication.

Application: Letter of application; full curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; three current (dated within one year) professional letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee/Assistant Professor Theatre
Department of Theatre and Film
212 Wolfe Center for the Arts
Bowling Green, OH  43403-0180
419-372-2222
(Paper applications only)

After initial review, top ranked candidates will be required to send teaching portfolio materials, including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, official transcripts showing highest degree earned, and at least three current signed original letters of recommendation.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016


Department of Computer Science
Shantanu and Reni Narayen Professorship in Computer Science (Associate or Full Professor)

Details: The Department of Computer Science is seeking an associate or full professor with expertise in the area of Software Engineering. Successful candidates shall have a record of exceptional teaching, experience in developing extracurricular experiences (internships, student groups), and ability to lead and mentor new faculty in educational activities. The Narayen Professorship was established to attract and retain distinguished educators and to encourage teaching excellence in the classroom.

Area of specialization is software engineering, including but not limited to: software testing and quality assurance, software architecture and design, usability engineering, and software verification.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in CS (or closely related field), and be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and external funding.

Application: Email a letter of interest, along with curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda, contact information for three professional references, and selected examples of teaching and scholarly work by Sunday, January 8, 2017 to cssearch@bgsu.edu.

We will select a small number of finalists to come to campus for an interview. An official transcript of the terminal degree and a background check are also required for employment.  For details, go to http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/computer-science.html/jobs

Applications must be received by January 8, 2017


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 (carters@bgsu.edu) with any questions.

Applications must be postmarked by January 9, 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.