[ECOLOG-L] Cluster Hire in Aquatic and Watershed Processes

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), which includes the departments of Geology, Geography, and Environment
and Sustainability.  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.

 

Biological Sciences offers undergraduate
and graduate (MS/PhD) degrees with 27 graduate faculty, 70+ graduate students,
and 700+ undergraduate majors including 200+ in aquatic and ecological
specializations. Biological Sciences has research emphases in Ecology and
Molecular Biology, featuring a strong environmental microbiology program that
spans these areas. 

 

SEES offers MS degrees in Geology and
Applied Geospatial Sciences with 18 graduate faculty, 25+ graduate students,
and 200+ undergraduate majors (degrees in Environmental Science/Policy,
Geology, and Geography).  SEES has a
research emphasis in environmental sciences with related strengths in
hydrology, geochemistry, and geospatial technology. SEES graduate faculty can
also direct PhD students in Biological Sciences.

 

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. BGSU is also a member of the newly formed Lake
Erie Area Research Network, a consortium of field stations and university
research groups providing access to shared facilities, resources and expertise
to promote cross-disciplinary research focused on the Lake.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter
(indicating the position of interest), 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).  Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment,
and post-doctoral experience is preferred. 
Start date is August 2017.

 

BGSU has 16,000 undergraduates and 2,500
graduate students and is highly ranked nationally by US News & World Report
for its residential learning communities and innovative learning
strategies.  BGSU is located 30 miles
from Toledo and is convenient to major metropolitan areas (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland,
Columbus, Chicago).  For more information
visit http://ift.tt/1leCluk
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or email search committee chairs.

 

Finalists are also required to submit a
transcript of highest degree and authorize and pass a background check prior to
offer of employment.  BGSU 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.

 

Kevin
E. McCluney, PhD •
Department of Biological Sciences • Bowling Green State University • Bowling Green, OH • Office: 451D • http://ift.tt/1N2nIXB

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