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The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean. Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is among the world’s leading organizations dedicated to research and education in atmospheric sciences and all the major disciplines of oceanography, and most recently sustainability studies. There are 100 faculty and staff who support and conduct research and teach and mentor more than 600 undergraduate students and over 125 graduate students on various environmental issues facing our world today. Fundamental and applied research at SoMAS explores solutions to issues ranging from local environmental problems around Long Island to climate processes that are impacting the entire globe. Its location near Long Island Sound and the New York Bight allows students and faculty to investigate a variety of habitats and coastal processes that range from the open ocean to the largest metropolitan area in the United States, and to tap into resources at the nearby National Weather Service (NWS) Upton, NY office, NWS Eastern Region Headquarters, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

In addition to its presence on the main campus of Stony Brook University, SoMAS also operates a small fleet of research vessels, and research and educational facilities at the Stony Brook Southampton campus (including the Marine Sciences Center with access to the Atlantic Ocean) and the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory on Long Island Sound. The New York Sea Grant Institute, a cooperative program of the State University of New York and Cornell University, is based at SoMAS, as are several other institutes related to conservation, environmental assessment and sustainable development.

The Dean is the chief administrative officer of SoMAS and is responsible for programmatic leadership, financial management, personnel administration, facilities management, fund raising, and academic planning, and is a member of the Provost’s Advisory Group and University Council.

The successful candidate will have a record of academic and scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of professor, a national and international reputation for excellence in research, successful administrative experience, demonstrated leadership, excellent fundraising and public outreach skills, and be dedicated to the development of undergraduate and graduate education programs, and promoting diversity in the workforce.   A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences or a related field is required.

More detailed information on the position, SoMAS and Stony Brook University is available at  To apply online, visit: (Req. # 1601917).  Applicant review will begin on August 1st, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.    Questions concerning the application process should be addressed to Faith Mirabile, Senior Staff Assistant for Human Resources, Office of the Provost  Questions concerning the Dean’s position at SoMAS should be directed to Professor Anne McElroy, Co-Chair of the Search Committee at  Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a   world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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