Associate Professor/Professor - Chemistry - Forensic Science

Bowling Green State University , Bowling Green, OH, US


The Forensic Science Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking a Forensic Scientist at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic science and related fields (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology); supervise master’s students and advise undergraduates; actively seek and obtain external funding to sustain research; engage students in research that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and provide service to the Program, College, and University.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • a doctoral degree in a field related to forensic science (e.g., biology, chemistry, toxicology) and a demonstrated record of research productivity and external funding in forensic science (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals appropriate for the field of research, external funding to support research),
  • demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards, positive teaching evaluations).
  • demonstrated record of service that meet the appropriate criteria and standards for rank, as stated in the Department of Chemistry’s tenure and promotion policy (see

Preferred Qualification:

  • experience as an expert witness in legal proceedings.

This full-time, academic year position has an August 2023 start date.


Salary and start-up are competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials.

For further information about the position or the program, please contact Dr. Travis Worst,; (419) 372-0224.

A full description of the position and instructions on how to apply are available at

How to apply

A complete application requires:

  1. a cover letter, detailing forensic science research and teaching experience;
  2. a current curriculum vitae (including research, teaching, and service accomplishments);
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards, positive teaching evaluations);
  4. a statement of research interests and five-year research agenda;
  5. up to five PDF files of research publications from within the last 5 years;
  6. names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide a current (dated within the past year) letters of reference;
  7. unofficial transcripts showing highest degree earned .

Position is open until filled, but for fullest consideration, please submit a complete application by December 1, 2022.

Finalists must pass a background check and provide official transcripts prior to receiving an offer of employment.

For more information about the forensic science program at Bowling Green State University, please see our web site at 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.