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) (http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/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 (http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/) 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 https://jobs.utoledo.edu 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 jonathan.bossenbr...@utoledo.edu. 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.