The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences has an opening for a tenure-track faculty member (open-rank) in the area of Boundary Layer Meteorology. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure funding to support a robust research program, and publish in the academic field of urban and/or coastal boundary layer meteorology observations and numerical modeling. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, collaborating with interdisciplinary research and teaching teams, developing curriculum, and performing service to the university and the broader community.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in modern observational tools applied to understanding wind flows in complex environments, turbulent mixing and energy balance, boundary layer processes and dynamics and modeling in urban and coastal environments, with a track record of maintaining a robust extramurally funded research program. Incumbent will be expected to engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration with the University’s Public Health program in environmental epidemiology and community health management (e.g., modeling of particulate matter and reactive gases), and lead efforts which support the planned continuing investment in this new area of SUNY strength and focus.

The position will remain open until filled, with review of applications beginning November 15, 2019.  Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.


Required:  Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand no later than August 31, 2020 in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or closely related discipline. Capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric sciences and meteorology with particular emphasis on issues related to boundary layer processes and dynamics.

Preferred: Demonstrated excellence in research related to boundary layer meteorology or closely related topics, and a compelling agenda for future research.  Experience obtaining and managing external research funding.  Experience and interest working in multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary environments.  Potential for collaboration within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and the University’s Public Health program to advance its research mission. Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in boundary layer meteorology or closely related topics.  Experience with course and curriculum development.  Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Application Instructions

Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (including a list of previous courses taught), relevant experience in science outreach and diversity inclusion, and names and contact information for three references.

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences: The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is the State University of New York’s center for marine and atmospheric research, education, and public service. It is also the home of the University’s Sustainability Studies Program.

Approximately 800 graduate and undergraduate students currently work and study at SoMAS. The SoMAS Faculty are internationally known for their leadership in research in all the major disciplines of  marine sciences, atmospheric sciences, and sustainability studies.

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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