Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences (tenure-track)

Toledo, Ohio (US)
To be determined
August 16 2021
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences (tenure-track)

The Department of Environmental Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Toledo invites applications from wetland ecologists for a tenure-track assistant professor position in wetland ecology with expertise is in areas such as plant-soil interaction, nutrient cycling, or hydrology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high-quality, externally funded, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research program, as well as to be a dedicated educator teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their specialty, and mentor graduate students.  

The Department ( has 20 research-active faculty with $2-3 million in external research support annually, 35 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), 200 undergraduate majors, research facilities and centers, including the Lake Erie Center, Plant Science Research Center, and Stranahan Arboretum. The University of Toledo is located at the interface of urban regions, the biodiverse Oak Openings ecosystem, the agriculturally dominated Maumee River watershed, and economically important and ecologically productive Lake Erie. This is an excellent setting to support a program of integrated research on wetland ecology. Furthermore, this position is supported by and will complement a new study on Lake Erie wetlands developed with the Department of Energy's new Coastal Observations, Mechanisms, and Predictions Across Systems and Scales (COMPASS) Pilot Project (, for which UToledo is the lead for the Great Lakes Region. 

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in ecology, geology, environmental sciences, or a closely related discipline. Applications must include a cover letter, names, and contact information for three references, a current CV, and brief statements of research and teaching interests, and must be submitted to Inquiries about the position and COMPASS may be sent to The committee will request recommendation letters for finalists. Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Toledo is an EEOC Employer and Educator and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. The Department of Environmental Sciences is committed to supporting work-life balance to promote productivity and creativity among our faculty. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.