Joint Photon Sciences Institute

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Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative

The Cluster for Photon Science at the Joint Photon Institute (JPSI) is part of an Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, undertaken in accordance with SUNY 2020 plan to hire 250 faculty members. The interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society’s most vexing challenges through the collaboration of natural, life, and social sciences; technology; medicine; humanities; policy; business; and the arts. 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.

Cluster Hires in Joint Photon Sciences Institute

The cluster hires in photon science will enhance Stony Brook’s leading role in the Joint Photon Science Institute (JPSI), a joint Stony Brook University- Brookhaven National Laboratory initiative in photon sciences that will capitalize on the unique capabilities of Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). Once completed, NLSL-II will be the brightest synchrotron light source in the world and will offer unique possibilities for the studies of structure and properties of materials over a broad spectrum of science disciplines. Scientists in the new cluster, which spans research interests in Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geoscience, Material Science, and Mineral Physics, will be at the forefront of research in materials design and function, energy, and health/drug design.We expect to make 5 hires over the next 2-3 years as part of the cluster to build on our existing strengths in these areas.

Director of the Joint Photon Sciences Institute

For the position of Director of the Joint Photon Sciences Institute, we are looking for a prominent scholar who has an established record in synchrotron radiation research. Successful candidates should have internationally recognized research credentials in photon sciences, as demonstrated by a track record that should include combinations of extramurally funded research, excellence in research and teaching, and leadership skills in an academic environment. Applicants should present a compelling vision for how they intend to integrate NSLS-II into their research and teaching and how they intend to capitalize on this unique resource. The successful candidate will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the department that most closely matches their proposed program and area of expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Geoscience, Chemistry, Material Science or a related field, and have demonstrated excellence in research and leadership. Stony Brook expects to make up to five appointments as part of this JPSI cluster hire.

Application Procedure

The State University of New York at Stony Brook is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, people of color, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans or Vietnam era veterans are especially welcome. This position is subject to budgetary approval. If you require a disability related accommodation, please contact Mr. Nathan Leoce-Schappin, 631-632-8066. We will primarily consider all applications received by January 31st, 2013, although we will continue to accept applications after that date. Submit letter of application, c.v., names of references on-line at


About Stony Brook

About Stony Brook

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 Medical Center is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

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