Cluster Hire Initiative, Stony Brook University

Position ID:SBU-Cluster Hire Initiative-COSENV [#2531]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, 2 positions, Coastal Zone Management, Environmental Economist
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Earth Sciences and Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geology and Geophysics
Energy & Environment
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Processes
Environmental Economics and Policy
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Economics
Environmental History
Appl Deadline:2014/04/30 finished (posted 2013/01/29, finished 2014/02/05, listed until 2014/05/28)
Position Description:    

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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. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world-class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook University (SBU), is surrounded by water and adjacent to one of the most densely populated urban centers and active ports in the world. Stony Brook University is ideally positioned to become a world leader in research and education related to the sustainable management and development of natural resources in coastal zone systems. Stony Brook University has a strong reputation in research aimed at understanding how coastal systems and how their functions are impacted by human activities. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL.

As part of a new interdisciplinary initiative in Coastal Zone Management and Engineering, Stony Brook University invites applications for two, tenure-track positions at the level of assistant professor, one in sustainable Coastal Engineering and one in Environmental Economics or closely related fields. Candidates for the position of Coastal Engineering are expected to have engineering and scientific expertise in nearshore waves, sediment transport, shore processes, wave-structure interactions, coastal structures, coastal hazards, or wind, tidal and wave energy. A professional engineer's license, or the potential to obtain one, is preferred.

The successful candidate in Environmental Economics would have expertise that cuts across the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines with experience applying the tools of economics to address environmental problems in the coastal zone. Candidates that have a focus on the costs and benefits of environmental policies, their human impacts and the economic impacts on ecosystem services will be preferred. These positions are part of an interdisciplinary faculty cluster aimed at addressing some of society's most vexing challenges in the coastal zone through collaboration of natural and social sciences. Successful candidates would be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, supervise student research and teach courses related to their field. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the beginning of the appointment. Applicants must have demonstrated: (1) outstanding research strength; (2) a strong disciplinary background; and (3) strong experimental and/or theoretical skills. Candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered at a higher academic rank.

Application review will begin on 1 April and continue until the positions are filled. Electronic submission of materials is highly preferred. For a full position description please visit (Ref. #F-7733/13/010). < >. Special Notes: This is a tenure track position, expected to begin September 2013.

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Further Info:
Sustainability Studies Program
W0511 Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, 11794-3352

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