The Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) at the University of Toledo 
(UT) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position 
in Great Lakes Limnology/Ecology with an expected start date of August 20, 
2018. We seek an outstanding individual whose research is related to large 
lake systems ranging from ecological, physical and chemical processes to 
food webs and fisheries. The candidate’s laboratory will be based at the 
UT Lake Erie Center (LEC) ( and the 
candidate will be expected to have a lake-oriented research agenda that 
will utilize the LEC’s unique location and capabilities to address 
environmental issues of regional importance. The successful candidate will 
be expected to develop an active, independent, externally-funded research 
program. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is 
expected, and candidates should plan to involve both graduate and 
undergraduate students into their research program. 

The Department ( consists of 21 
faculty with approximately 35 graduate students and 190 undergraduate 
majors, offering a variety of environmental, ecology and geology degree 
programs. Current research expertise in the department includes aquatic 
ecology, wetland restoration, ornithology, herpetology, climate change, 
plant biology, soil ecology and decomposition, invasive species, water 
resources and surficial geology. 

A Ph.D. in ecology, earth sciences, environmental sciences or a closely 
related field is required. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience is 
strongly preferred. This is an entry level, tenure track Assistant 
Professor position involving standard teaching-research-service modes as 
outlined in the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Applications 
must be submitted at and must include an 
application letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching 
philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. 
Professor Jon Bossenbroek, can be contacted for further information at Review of applications will begin on 
March 5 and remain open until filled.

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity 
employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally 
diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and 
working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages 
applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-
career professionals and covered veterans. 

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