Coastal Zone Engineering and Management Cluster Hiring
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University Campus:
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), 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 thier functions are impacted by human activities. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative:
The Coastal Zone Engineering and Management is part of an exciting new initiative, undertaken as part of SUNY 2020, to hire 100 faculty members over the next five years to expand teaching and research in emerging fields of study that cut across traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. This interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society's most vexing challenges that require a broad understanding of ocean processes and human interaction with the sea. Special emphasis would be directed towards the important societal issues of the region, such as transportation, offshore renewable energy, water quality, and our ability to monitor and simulate the ocean’s properties and functioning as well as the consequences societal choices. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to strategically place Stony Brook University on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning and engagement.
Details Pertaining to Specific Cluster Proposal:
Sustainable development and management of natural resources in coastal areas requires a sound scientific understanding of the global and local drivers and their complex interactions that affect natural resources. The proposed cluster in coastal ocean engineering would (1) foster a broad understanding of ocean processes and human interaction with the sea, (2) further develop a program of applied research and education ranging from the near shore to the deep sea, and (3) will inculcate a deep appreciation of adaptive and ecosystem based management, an awareness of regulatory requirements and modern environmentally-sensitive engineering solutions with an emphasis on sustainability. Special emphasis would be directed towards the important societal issues of the region, such as transportation, offshore renewable energy, water quality, and our ability to monitor and simulate the ocean’s properties and functioning as well as the consequences societal choices. School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), and the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), Sustainability Studies Program and Geosciences
Details Pertaining to Specific Position:
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 Engineeringare 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. For full position description and application instructions see: < www.stonybrook.edu/clusterhires >.
Electronic submission of materials is highly preferred. For a full position description, an application procedure, visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. #F-7733-13-01).
To apply, please visit: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2531
Application review will begin January, 2013.
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