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Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University invite applications from outstanding individuals to fill an interdisciplinary tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the interface of biochemistry and the photosciences. Minimum qualifications are: a doctoral degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline (e.g., Photochemical Sciences, Biophysics), research experience in a biochemically related field that contributes to the Photochemical Sciences doctoral program, one year of postdoctoral research experience, and a demonstrated record of research productivity as evidenced by multiple peer-reviewed journal publications. Preferred qualifications are: two years of postdoctoral research experience, and a plan of research that complements the research of other Center faculty, particularly in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, and prior experience teaching lectures or labs.

The successful candidate will provide instruction in the undergraduate biochemistry and the graduate photochemical sciences curriculum, develop a vibrant research program with a high level of scholarship, sustained through external funding, and provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession.

Application materials must include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research plans (6 pages max), a description of teaching philosophy and experience (2 pages max), unofficial graduate transcript showing award of doctoral degree, and names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.

For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421. BGSU policy requires finalists to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment.

Application deadline:  Oct. 14, 2022

Information about the Program and College

Bowling Green State University is a nationally ranked public university, on a residential 1338-acre campus centrally located between Chicago and Cleveland in Bowling Green, Ohio, named among the top “100 Best College Towns in America.” BGSU is the largest employer in Wood County with more than 1200 faculty members. In 2021, Forbes ranked BGSU as the No. 3 midsize employer in the United States, while The Wall Street Journal ranked BGSU as the No. 3 public university for teaching quality. Approximately 19,000 students (including 2,900 graduate students) attend BGSU with over 17% identifying as persons of color, and nearly 5% international. The University invests over $55 million each year to support research and has been awarded more than $20 million in research grants annually. BGSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

The Department of Chemistry is one of 17 academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department currently has 16 full-time faculty members and offers an American Chemical Society approved Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Specializations in Biochemistry and Forensic Chemistry are available. A vibrant and interdisciplinary doctoral program in Photochemical Sciences is overseen by the Center for Photochemical Sciences. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University can be found at and

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.



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