Assistant Professor in Animal Systems

  • Bowling Green State University, Biological Sciences Department
  • Bowling Green, OH, USA
  • Jan 24, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description



The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of August 2024. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment for individuals with demonstrated research experience in molecular or physiological processes of animals with relevance to biomedical applications.


Information about the Program and University

The Department of Biological Sciences is located within the College of Arts and Sciences. The College strives to foster and sustain an engaging culture of discovery, creativity, teaching, learning, and collaboration, enriched by a diversity of experiences and perspectives. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, scholarly/creative work, and/or service, to our efforts to meet the challenge of achieving inclusive excellence in our academic community. The College takes a cohort-based approach to faculty success, providing resources and support within the Dean’s Office and through collaboration with Arts and Sciences departments and schools, leadership teams in other colleges, and university-serving partners such as the Center for Faculty Excellence. Through these connections, we are developing comprehensive programming that supports the professional growth and advancement of faculty across all disciplines, ranks, and career stages. We value and practice shared governance and are committed to maintaining a vibrant and equitable working environment.

As a public university for the public good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research, and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs.

Guided by Forward, the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in in-demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of NursingSchool of Physical Therapy, School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science, and engineering fields.

For the fourth year in a row, The Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest that students would choose again. BGSU also holds the Wall Street Journal distinction of being the No. 1 university in Ohio – public or private – for student experience.

Essential Functions

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program that results in publishing in peer-reviewed journals and obtain external funding to support research; mentor undergraduate and graduate student researchers; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant’s areas of interest and expertise using traditional lecture and active learning pedagogies; provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Biology or a closely related discipline (e.g., Physiology, Endocrinology)
  • At least one year of postdoctoral research experience
  • Primary research interest in an area with biomedical applications 
  • Demonstrated record of research productivity through at least three publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience teaching college-level biology as a teaching assistant  or instructor of record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience implementing active learning pedagogies
  • Experience teaching college-level biology as instructor of record
  • Two years of postdoctoral research experience and at least one first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Experience seeking external funding

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Application Materials Required

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research plans and interests (maximum 3 pages)
  • Three publications, as PDF files, most relevant to the applicant’s research plan
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and areas of interest (maximum 2 pages)
  • Sample syllabus and assignments that illustrate inclusive pedagogy or student learning-focused course design. Syllabus and assignments may be from previous or proposed courses.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for candidates invited for in-person interviews.

Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.


BGSU policy requires finalist to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.


Application Deadline

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by December 1, 2023.


Salary & Benefits

Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.


Further Information:

For additional information, please contact Dr. Mike Geusz, Search Committee Chair,


Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), 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 or email


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Application Deadline

Open until the position is filled