The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in marine conservation ecology to begin as early as Fall 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong potential to collaborate with other faculty and staff across disciplines within SoMAS. Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent externally funded research program, to teach and direct research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in school and university services. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.  Review of applications will begin December 31, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

Qualifications

Required:  All candidates must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand no later than August 31, 2020 in ecology, conservation ecology, marine sciences or a closely related discipline, and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching.  Demonstrated excellence in research related to conservation ecology or closely related topics, and a compelling agenda for future research, is expected.

Preferred:  Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in conservation ecology or closely related topics.  Experience with course and curriculum development.  Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Experience obtaining and managing external research funding.  Experience and interest in working in multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary environments.  Potential for collaboration within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences to advance its research mission.

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. http://www.somas.stonybrook.edu

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.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

To apply for this position, please visit Stony Brook Jobs on Interfolio, #68275.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631)632-6280.

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