Job Opportunities

Director of MA Program in European Studies
Internal Arts and Sciences Search

Applications are being accepted for the position of Director of the MA in European Studies Program at BGSU. (See accompanying flyer.) The MA in European Studies is a new interdisciplinary graduate program with a mandate central to the College’s and the University’s commitment to global and cultural literacy. The MA in European Studies helps students develop an expertise in Europe as a whole, together with a specialization in a given region. It includes a study abroad experience and internship opportunities. The MA in European Studies will help prepare students for international careers in business,government, journalism, education, research, or the non-profit sector (e.g. NGOs).

The new director should be an academic leader who will enhance collaboration among faculty from different departments, lead efforts to recruit students, and improve student success. The director will develop close working relationships with relevant departments both in and outside Arts and Sciences. Administrative duties include: overseeing development of recruitment materials; working with the Graduate College and professional societies to identify members of underrepresented groups who may be interested in the program; overseeing statewide outreach to language and international studies programs; pursuing collaboration opportunities with the University of Toledo; coordinating and collaborating with graduate coordinators in POLS, HIST, and WLC on recruitment, advising, and curricular planning; communicating regularly with prospective students, guiding development of individualized study plans and identifying study abroad and internship opportunities abroad and with international companies in the area (as needed by prospective students); advising students on capstone projects; seeking outside funding sources; initiating contacts with possible partnering universities in Europe.

In addition to standard graduate coordination duties, the Director will teach ES 5010 Introduction to European Studies, and, in collaboration with interested faculty and in consultation with the College, will develop and implement an advisory board. The board’s general charge will be to advise the Director on recruitment, curriculum, alumni relations, and other strategic matters. Working collaboratively, the board and the Director will also develop a process for faculty affiliation with the European Studies program.

The standard term for this position is four years. The appointment will include appropriate teaching/service workload adjustment, with specific terms subject to negotiation between the appointee and the Dean.

Letters of nomination and self-nomination are invited from any interested fulltime faculty (tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track) in the College. Application materials include a statement of interest, a set of goals for the program, evidence of experience directing a graduate program, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three references. Please send electronic versions of the application materials to Dale Klopfer, ES Director Search Committee, at klopfer@bgsu.edu by March 1, 2018.


Department of English
Distinguished Visiting Writer, Creative Writing: Poetry

Details: The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2019; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses.  The starting date for this position is January 2019.  

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications:  MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; at least one book of poetry; documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; and evidence of strong teaching. Experience advising graduate creative writing theses is preferred. For a fuller description of the position and our department, see our website, http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/.  

Application: For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/.  

Applications must be received by March 1, 2018


Department of Computer Science
Instructor(s)

Details: The Computer Science Department at Bowling Green State University invites applications for two full-time, nontenure track, renewable faculty positions starting in August, 2018.  Teaching load is four 3-credit courses per semester of lower-division computer science courses, with the possibility of teaching occasional upper division courses as well. The instructor may also be expected to be involved in service to the department and university.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in computer science or a related discipline is required by the time of employment. Experience teaching the Microsoft Office Suite as well as teaching programming (C++, Java, Python) at the college level as the instructor of record is required.    

Application: For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com.

Applications must be received by March 4, 2018


College of Arts and Sciences
Acting Associate Dean
Internal Search

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Acting Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. This is a full-time, one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. Associate Deans contribute to the success of students and faculty at BGSU and the university community more broadly. The college office is a team committed to the liberal arts mission and the liberal research mission; we embrace those values as we navigate change in higher education generally. We seek applications from those who want to make a difference.

Candidates must have earned a terminal degree and be a full-time faculty member in one of the college’s units. They must also have administrative experience in higher ed, a history of collaborating with others to achieve academic goals, and a record
demonstrating that they show respect for the process as well as the product. It is also important the candidates understand and support the goals and mission of the College and University.

Areas of expertise especially valued include knowledge of curriculum, student assessment, CBA, Charter and University policy, graduate student processes and policies, retention issues, faculty evaluation, and budget. Specific duties will be assigned based on
talents and experiences of the selected candidate.

Applications are to include a letter of interest that addresses the above qualifications, C.V., and names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees who are familiar with the candidate’s professional experience.

Please send all materials to Connie Allison at conniea@bgsu.edu by March 23, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Dale Klopfer at klopfer@bgsu.edu or any other member of the search committee:

Vibha Bhalla, Ethnic Studies, Chair-elect of Arts & Sciences Council
Megan Fedio, Senior Secretary, College of Arts & Sciences
Lee Ann Koenigbauer, Director of Advising, College of Arts & Sciences
Ian Young, Philosophy, Continuing Member of Arts & Sciences Council
Mike Zickar, Psychology, Chair-elect of Chairs/Directors Steering Committee


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.